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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.

Director:

Graham Baker

Writers:

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A short scene of Grendel having sexual contact with Rhona Mitra's character Kyra in her room was shot but left out because it didn't really work and the director later felt that it also wouldn't match with the story. Scene was very similar like the scenes where Grendel's mother comes to Hrothgar while he sleeps and has sex with him, but in the deleted scene Grendel rapes Kyra, who is also his half-sister, without her knowing what happened even after waking up naked in her bed. In her next movie Hollow Man (2000), Rhona Mitra also had a scene where she was nude and where her character gets raped, but just like what happened with one in Beowulf, that scene was cut (although director's cut with uncut nude/rape scene was released later). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) When Beowulf cuts off the arm of Grendel, we see a left arm hit the ground (look at where the thumb is) but it is Grendel's right arm that is missing. 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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Witness
Performed by KMFDM
Written by Sascha Konietzko, Nina Hagen and Tim Skold
Published by KMFDM Enterprises US
KMFDM appears courtesy of Wax Trax! Records/TVT Records
p1998 Wax Trax! Records, Inc.
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Christopher Lambert scores again.
8 February 1999 | by Iceman#1See all my reviews

Christopher Lambert plays Beowulf, a man born half of heaven and half of hell, and he does this part perfectly, not since Mortal Kombat have I seen him this good. The first chance you get to see Beowulf, then do it. Go and see it, you won't be disappointed, Beowulf is a great movie. I give it 10 out of 10.


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