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Grendel (2007)

King Higlack of the Gauths entrusts prince Finn and a fire ball weapon to his champion, slayer Beowulf. They lead twelve men on a mission to help king Hrothgar of the Danes, whose once ... See full summary »

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Nick Lyon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Bruno ... Beowulf
Marina Sirtis ... Queen Wealhtheow
Michael J. Minor Michael J. Minor ... Unferth (as Jack Minor)
Charles Hittinger ... Finn (as Chuck Hittinger)
Alexis Kendra ... Ingrid (as Alexis Peters)
Ben Cross ... King Hrothgar
Atanas Srebrev ... Wulfgar
Andrey Slabakov Andrey Slabakov ... Eclaf
Harry Anichkin Harry Anichkin ... King Higlack
Maxim Genchev ... Olf (as Maxim Gentchev)
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Sigmund
Ivo Simeonov Ivo Simeonov ... McGowin
Ruslan Kupenov Ruslan Kupenov ... Rafel
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Renn
Todor Chapkanov Todor Chapkanov ... Sentry
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Storyline

King Higlack of the Gauths entrusts prince Finn and a fire ball weapon to his champion, slayer Beowulf. They lead twelve men on a mission to help king Hrothgar of the Danes, whose once glorious realm is terrorized by the undefeated monster Grendel. The task is made more difficult as Hrothgar kept gruesome secrets. Written by KGF Vissers

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An Unstoppable Monster Held A Kingdom Hostage. A Hero Set it Free.

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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During the fight with Grendel at Heorot, in some shots Beowulf's helmet is missing a horn. See more »

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Bad acting, poor script, ...
17 January 2007 | by dkosiurSee all my reviews

It's hard to say what was the worst thing about this show: the bad acting, poor acoustics of different portions, bad CGI, improper sets for the period, the poor script. It would have been nice if the script followed the original tale a bit closer -- there's enough tension and good material in Beowulf to provide a great deal of good material, and a better story line, than the scriptwriters could come up with.

And why introduce a strange new weapon like a crossbow that fires explosive bolts?

I see that this movie was made in "only" 21 days. It shows in the lack of quality. I'm beginning to think this is general (poor) attitude taken by Sci-Fi channel (and others) when it comes to making movies out of classic tales in the past few years.

What a waste!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beowulf et la Colère des Dieux See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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