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Beowulf (2007)

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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.

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Robert Zemeckis

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Wright ... Wealthow (as Robin Wright-Penn)
Anthony Hopkins ... Hrothgar
Paul Baker Paul Baker ... Musician #1
John Bilezikjian John Bilezikjian ... Musician #2
Rod D. Harbour Rod D. Harbour ... Musician #3
Brice Martin Brice Martin ... Musician #4 (as Brice H. Martin)
Sonje Fortag Sonje Fortag ... Gitte (as Sonja Fortag)
Sharisse Baker-Bernard Sharisse Baker-Bernard ... Hild
Charlotte Salt ... Estrith
Julene Renee ... Cille (as Julene Rennee)
Greg Ellis ... Garmund
Rik Young ... Eofor
Sebastian Roché ... Wulfgar (as Sebastian Roche)
Leslie Zemeckis ... Yrsa
John Malkovich ... Unferth
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Storyline

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of Danish King Hrothgar (Sir Anthony Hopkins). He offers rewards for the death of Grendel (Crispin Glover), so Beowulf (Ray Winstone), a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster. A fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's Mother (Angelina Jolie), where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes King. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Crispin Glover's (Grendel's) first project with producer and director Robert Zemeckis since Back to the Future (1985). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 45 mins) In the end when Wiglaf is going into the water, the waves break in a pattern that is only present in very shallow water (1-10 cm), but he is in to his waist. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
King Hrothgar: I want mead! Give me some mead, my queen!
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Alternate Versions

Director's Cut features violence and nudity cut from the theatrical version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Hero's Journey: The Making of Beowulf (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Gently as She Goes
Written and Produced by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri
Performed by Robin Wright (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Denmark?! That's not Denmark!
18 January 2008 | by NippleSqueezSee all my reviews

The movie's OK, I think; won't go into details. The thing I wondered most about is the research done about the Danish country...or lack of same. It seems that those who did the research may have visited Denmark's neighbours Norway or Sweden and decided that that's how all Scandinavian countries look like. However, Denmark - my home country - looks nothing like what is depicted in this movie. Never has. The geography of Denmark is that of a rather flat country. We have hills, yes, but not mountains, and certainly not cliffs. Beowulf lands his ship on a beach with large cliffs in the background. Not one single place in Denmark looks like this. The same thing goes for the place of the king's hall. No place like that in Denmark. Just an interesting thought from a Danish fellah...


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Language:

English | Old English

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beowulf: An IMAX 3D Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,515,871, 18 November 2007

Gross USA:

$82,280,579

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,393,745
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