4.1/10
10,964
155 user 38 critic

Beowulf (1999)

Trailer
0:47 | Trailer
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 »
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Immortals Connor and Duncan MacLeod must join forces against Kell, an evil immortal who has become too strong for anyone to face alone.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Adrian Paul, Bruce Payne
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson
Stars: Hringur Ingvarsson, Spencer Wilding, Stellan Skarsgård
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen
Fortress 2 (2000)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison, in outer space.

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Beth Toussaint, Willie Garson
Beowulf (2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel, who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's Mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie
Action | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Deceived that he had won the Prize, Connor MacLeod awakens from a peaceful life when an entombed immortal magician comes seeking the Highlander.

Director: Andrew Morahan
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Kara Unger
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Beowulf returns to his homeland of Herot in the Shieldlands to pay his respects to deceased king Hrothgar (William Hurt). But past jealousies mean Beowulf gets a frosty welcome, especially ... See full summary »

Stars: Kieran Bew, Joanne Whalley, Ed Speleers
Grendel (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Nick Lyon
Stars: Chris Bruno, Marina Sirtis, Michael J. Minor
Beowulf (2018)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

'Beowulf' is an adaptation of the Old English epic poem of the same name, set in ancient Inner-Mongolia, China.

Directors: Zefei Liu, Chase Pottinger
Stars: Dongchao Tai
Knight Moves (1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During a chess tournament, grand master Peter is suspected of murdering Debi after sex. He helps the police as the murders continue.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Tom Skerritt, Codie Lucas Wilbee
Fortress (1992)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith
The Hunted (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A New Yorker on business in Nagoya meets a lady in the hotel bar. Returning to her room, 3 ninjas kill her and wound him. He sees the ninja boss' face. Ninjas try to kill him again but new samurai friends help, hide and train him.

Director: J.F. Lawton
Stars: Christopher Lambert, John Lone, Joan Chen
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Unleash your dark side. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When interviewed about filming "Beowulf". Rhona Mitra admitted that everybody had told her not to do the film and it would be a nightmare and had said it was a nightmare and Romania was a hell-hole. 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.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Beowulf
Performed by Jonathan David Sloate (as Jonathan Sloate)
Written by Jonathan David Sloate (as Jonathan Sloate)
Published by Sorcerer's Apprentice Publishing Company
Jonathan Sloate appears courtesy of Black Forest Productions
p1998 Black Forest Productions
See more »

User Reviews

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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 155 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Beowulf See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,744
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed