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Beowulf (1999)

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In a besieged land, Beowulf must battle against the hideous creature Grendel and his vengeance seeking mother.

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Graham Baker

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Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf"), Mark Leahy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Beowulf
Rhona Mitra ... Kyra
Oliver Cotton ... Hrothgar
Götz Otto ... Roland
Charles Robinson ... Weaponsmaster (as Charlie Robinson)
Brent Jefferson Lowe Brent Jefferson Lowe ... Will (as Brent J. Lowe)
Roger Sloman ... Karl
Layla Roberts Layla Roberts ... Grendel's Mother
Robert Willox Robert Willox ... Chief Officer
Patricia Velasquez ... Pendra
Marcel Cobzariu Marcel Cobzariu ... Lookout (as Marcelo Cobzariu)
Vlad Jipa Vlad Jipa ... Sentry
Diana Dumbrava ... Hrothgar's Wife
Andrei Rusu Andrei Rusu ... 1st Soldier
Vitalie Bantas Vitalie Bantas ... 1st Guard
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Storyline

This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A Fortress At The Edge Of Darkness. An Enemy Within That Only One Man Can Conquer! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Beovulf See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lambert dyed his hair white for the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 44 mins) When Beowulf and the others confront the beast in the chapel you can see the cables pulling Beowulf up as he climbs on the rafters. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Will: Hey, why I always gotta get the broken ones?
Weaponsmaster: Try the trigger.
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Version of Beowulf & Grendel (2005) See more »

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Performed by Praga Khan
Written by Praga Khan and Oliver Adams
Published by BE's Songs
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p1998 Antler-Subway Records NV
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Christopher Lambert is a GOD (Well sort of, in a movie)
5 July 2001 | by Angel-FaceSee all my reviews

Beowulf is just one of those movies... I rented it because I had read and studied the poem and found it to be interesting. I wasn't expecting much from this, but this was just bad. Set in England about 1400 years ago there is a castle being attacked by a horrible creature. A mysterious hero then arrives in an attempt to save the day. Normal story, right? Well throw in a handful of present day slang with American accents, some bizarre weapons beyond belief, let alone for the time (I'm surprised nobody pulled out a Baretta) and then Beowulf, a demon/god(Christopher Lambert). Lambert was perfectly typecast for this role, much like Raiden in Mortal Kombat. Other than Lambert fitting the role however aside from a few nice graphics/special effects, the movie had virtually nothing going for it. It wasn't that entertaining to watch and frankly I'd recommend skipping this one.


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