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Beowulf & Grendel ()


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In Denmark, during the 6th century, Danish king Hrothgar and his warriors kill a troll whose son, Grendel, vows revenge.

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Young Grendel
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Grendel's Father
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Hrothgar
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Grendel (as Ingvar E. Sigurdsson)
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Aeschere
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Beowulf
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Fisherman
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Thorkel
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Breca
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Hondscioh
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Thorfinn
Mark Lewis ...
King Hygelac
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir ...
Sea Hag
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Unferth
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Wealtheow (as Steinunn Ólína Thorsteinsdóttir)
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Selma
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Father Brendan
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Erik (as Gísli Örn Gardarsson)
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Grimur
Benedikt Clausen ...
Selma's Child
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Snorri
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Geat Warrior
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Geat Warrior (as Jon Gustafsson)
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Guard (as Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson)
Arnór Hákonarson ...
Rock Throwing Kid
Þórður Helgi Guðjónsson ...
Rock Throwing Kid (as Thórdur Helgi Gudjónsson)
Kristín Hrönn Gunnarsdóttir ...
Dead Woman (as Kristín Gunnarsdóttir)
Daði Freyr Guðjónsson ...
Woman's Child (as Dadi Freyr Gudjónsson)
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Necrophile (as Ólafur Egill Ólafsson)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Ellione ...
Dead Guard (uncredited)
Sigurdur Mar Halldorsson ...
Geat Musician (uncredited)
Helgi Marteinn Ingason ...
Geat (uncredited)
Tómas Axel Ragnarsson ...
Geat (uncredited)
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Dead Guard (uncredited)
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Geat (uncredited)
Bryjar Ágústsson ...
Geat (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sturla Gunnarsson

Written by

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Anonymous ... (epic poem "Beowulf")
 
Andrew Rai Berzins ... ()

Produced by

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Andreas Bajohra ... post producer
Andrew Rai Berzins ... co-producer
Michael Cowan ... producer (as Michael Lionello Cowan)
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson ... executive producer (as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)
Sturla Gunnarsson ... producer
Gary Hamilton ... producer
Douglas Hansen ... associate producer (as Douglar E. Hansen)
Peter James ... executive producer
Eric Jordan ... producer
Anna María Karlsdóttir ... producer
Alex Marshall ... executive producer
Jason Piette ... producer
James Simpson ... executive producer
Paul Stephens ... producer
James D. Stern ... executive producer
Mark Winemaker ... line producer

Music by

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Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson

Cinematography by

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Jan Kiesser

Film Editing by

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Jeff Warren

Editorial Department

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Nick Iannelli ... digital intermediate producer
Alexandra Kosevic ... post-production coordinator
Arthur Montreuil ... color timer
Dave Muscat ... digital intermediate editorial
Catherine Rankin ... negative cutter
Michelle Szemberg ... first assistant editor
Chris Wallace ... digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Pam Dixon

Production Design by

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Árni Páll Jóhannsson

Costume Design by

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Debra Hanson

Makeup Department

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Nathaniel De'Lineadeus ... dental effects designer
Nick Dudman ... makeup effects designer
Claire Green ... assistant foam runner
Giacomo Iovino ... senior mould maker
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Raj Mariathason ... special makeup effects lab technician
Nuala McArdle ... makeup artist (Uncredited)
Daniel Parker ... hair designer / makeup designer
Lesley Smith ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Paul Spateri ... special makeup effects supervisor
Jenny Weight ... makeup effects coordinator

Production Management

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Kate Dain ... unit production manager: UK
John Harcourt ... post-production supervisor
Lisa Kussner ... unit production manager (as Lisa Gilbert Thomas)
Jennifer Macleod ... post-production supervisor
Martin Schlüter ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jordana Lieberman ... third assistant director
Grant Lucibello ... second assistant director
Wendy Ord ... first assistant director
Kristie Sills ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Thorfinnur Karlsson ... carpenter
Robert J. Lewis ... storyboard artist
Simon Morrissey ... property master

Sound Department

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Steph Carrier ... re-recording mixer
Kathy Choi ... assistant sound editor
John Elliot ... foley assistant
Barry Gilmore ... dialogue editor
Ása Björg Ingimarsdóttir ... assistant sound
William B. Kaplan ... sound mixer
Garrett Kerr ... adr editor
Ingvar Lundberg ... adr recordist
David McCallum ... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Simon Okin ... sound
David Rose ... sound editor
Lou Solakofski ... re-recording mixer
Vanesa Lorena Tate ... adr supervisor
Jane Tattersall ... supervising sound editor
David Yonson ... adr mixer
Friðrik Kingo Andersen ... sound assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Barry Best ... mold maker
Simon Davey ... special effects technician
Nick Dudman ... creature effects designer
Claire Green ... assistant moldmaker
Mark White ... floor supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Jon Campfens ... visual effects supervisor: Switch VFX
Bernadette Couture ... dustbuster
Safiya Gili ... digital compositor (as Safiya Ravat)
Gudrun Heinze ... digital compositor
Chris Wallace ... DI colourist
Aleksandar Yochkolovski ... visual effects supervisor
Motassem Younes ... digital opticals

Stunts

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Ben Dimmock ... stunts
Levan Doran ... stunts
Rick English ... stunt double: Gerard Butler / stunt performer
Dave Fisher ... stunts
Berglind Guðmundsdóttir ... stunts
Jason Hunjan ... stunt performer
Helgi Marteinn Ingason ... stunts
Eggert Johannsson ... stunts
Luke Kearney ... stunt double / stunts
Mike Lambert ... stunt performer
Roberto Lopez ... stunt performer
Jamie Millington ... stunts
Ray Nicholas ... assistant stunt coordinator
Peter Pedrero ... stunt coordinator
Tómas Axel Ragnarsson ... stunts
Curtis Rivers ... stunt performer
Bárður Smárason ... stunts
Bryjar Ágústsson ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jacob Barrie ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Coop ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Davies ... generator operator
Simon De Glanville ... camera trainee
Gary Deneault ... gaffer
Christian Drennan ... key grip
Michael Flood ... best boy electric / rigging gaffer
Godi Már Gudbjörnsson ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ásgrímur Guðbjartsson ... grip
Chris Livingstone ... best boy grip
Fridrik Orn ... still photographer
Gordon Segrove ... first assistant camera: "b" camera dailies
Ingvar Stefánsson ... electrician
Dean Thompson ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nick Wall ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Deirdre Bowen ... casting: Canada
Buffy Hall ... casting: UK
Vicky Wildman ... casting: UK
Sigrún Sól Ólafsdóttir ... casting: Iceland

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Brawn Barber ... leather work: The Schmitthenner Armory
Sheila Fitzpatrick ... assistant costume designer
Mary Janeiro ... costume cutter/builder
Robyn Rosenberg ... costume set supervisor
Michael Shire ... armour costumer: Valentine Armouries
Robert Valentine ... armour costumer: Valentine Armouries
Maria Valles ... key wardrobe

Location Management

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Fahad Falur Jabali ... location manager
Arnþruður Dögg Sigurðardóttir ... locations department

Music Department

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Ivana Jeftic ... music supervisor
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass
James Shearman ... conductor
Hilary Skewes ... musician contractor

Script and Continuity Department

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Linda Gibson ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Friðrik Kingo Andersen ... driver
Hilmar Thor Arnason ... transportation
Erik Hirt ... transportation coordinator: Iceland

Additional Crew

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Cynthia Amsden ... unit publicist
Kim Ballard ... head of production finance
Shirine Best ... development assistant
Mel Churcher ... dialogue coach: preproduction: Gerard Butler
Friðrik Friðriksson ... stand-in
Osk Gunnlaugsdottir ... assistant to director
Jon Einarsson Gustafsson ... epk director / web director
Mel Hider ... assistant: Mr. Cowan and Mr. Piette
Susan R. Jones ... production coordinator
Stéfan Kjartansson ... stand- in
Emily Kyriakides ... assistant to producer: UK
Marcia Leeder ... assistant production coordinator
Sigurdur Magnússon ... stand- in
Elena Miles ... personal assistant to producer: Spice Factory
Gunnar Pétursson ... stand-in
Lucy Shuttleworth ... development executive
Gisli Sigurðsson ... stand-in
Sigrún Sól Ólafsdóttir ... cast coordinator
Guðmundur Karl Sigurdórsson ... adr voice (uncredited)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the marauding monster. The monster, Grendel, is not a creature of mythic powers, but one of flesh and blood - immense flesh and raging blood, driven by a vengeance from being wronged, while Beowulf, a victorious soldier in his own right, has become increasingly troubled by the hero-myth rising up around his exploits. Beowulf's willingness to kill on behalf of Hrothgar wavers when it becomes clear that the King is more responsible for the troll's rampages than was first apparent. As a soldier, Beowulf is unaccustomed to hesitating. His relationship with the mesmerizing witch, Selma, creates deeper confusion. Swinging his sword at a great, stinking beast is no longer such a simple act. The story is set in barbarous Northern Daneland (Denmark). Written by thundermgswife72

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Taglines The Hero. The Monster. The Myth. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Beowulf et Grendel (Canada, French title)
  • Bjólfskviða (Iceland)
  • Beowulf : La Légende Viking (France)
  • Beowulf & Grendel: el retorno de la bestia (Spain)
  • Beowulf & Grendel - A Lenda dos Vikings (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $92,076, 12 Aug 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia In 1731, the original manuscript that the movie is based on was severely damaged by fire, along with several other medieval writings, in London UK. See more »
Goofs While the Daneland portrayed in the movie has many mountains, cliffs and rocks, the real Denmark does not. Denmark has no rock formations, and very few steep cliffs. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Wrath of Gods (2006). See more »
Quotes Beowulf: Has this thing, this troll, killed any children?
King Hrothgar: No.
Beowulf: Women?
[Hrothgar shakes his head]
Beowulf: Old men?
King Hrothgar: What are you saying? That he fights with a clean heart? He kills the strongest first. He shows us he can kill the strongest. Who cares if he spares the children? They'll die anyway without fathers.
Beowulf: My wits still war with how this all began.
King Hrothgar: Hate for the mead hall. I can only guess. The night we finished it the foul creep came.
Beowulf: So, nothing was done to the troll itself?
King Hrothgar: Oh, Beowulf, it's a fucking troll! Maybe someone looked at it the wrong way.
Beowulf: Some Dane?
King Hrothgar: ...I never begged anyone to come here. Take on our fight. I don't hold you here.
Beowulf: I know you don't.
King Hrothgar: Then don't sour my heart with talk about why a troll does what a fucking troll does!
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