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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

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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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,744
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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 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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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Beware! Children at Play (2011) See more »

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The Sound
Performed by Lunatic Calm
Written by Simon Shackleton and Howard Saunders
Published by MCA Music Publishing, a division of Universal Studios, Inc. o/b/o itself & MCA Music Ltd. & Junkbond Ltd.
Lunatic Calm appears courtesy of MCA Records U.K.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
p1998 MCA Records, Inc.
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Uhm, just what i expected really
4 January 2000 | by AntagonistenSee all my reviews

When i rented this movie a couple of nights ago i expected to see just what i saw so i can´t blame anyone but myself. This movie is pretty weird really. It´s a sort of neo-fantasy movie with knights living in a castle with steam-engines, body-bags with zippers and rotating chainsaw-weapons. A strange mix to say the least. But i could have lived with that.

The problem with this movie is not with the scenery which is pretty ok, it´s not with the special effects which are ok. It´s rather with the total lack of a plot, the lack of good action coreography and last but definetly not least the lack of good acting! The actors in this movie where horrible... Of course Christopher Lambert was his usual non-inspired boring self, but all the other actors were also stiff and boring. The monster was actually the most interesting character... The monster was at least pretty good with a nice look. But that couldn´t save this movie in any way. Also a note at the music which wasn´t all bad, it just shouldn´t have been in this movie. In a fantasy movie i don´t want to hear a pumping techno-track, not even in a neo-fantasy movie!

All things considered i think this was a cheap, not very exciting and very forgettable movie. It may thrill a lot of 12-year olds, but for the rest of the people i recommend something with a bit more style, plot and acting. I rate this a 3/10 for trying.


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