6.6/10
117
2 user 1 critic

The Beast (1974)

Il bestione (original title)
An experienced truck-driver is forced to become assistant to a young Sicilian driver. The Beast, the truck they drive around Europe, becomes their ground for mutual respect and trust.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the 19th century, when the Japanese Emperor sends a gift pony to the US President it gets stolen and ransomed by Indians but Sheriff Gideon aided by an inept Japanese servant offers to deliver the ransom.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Tomas Milian, Eli Wallach
High Rollers (1976)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During the 1920s France, con-men Philip and Felice escape prison and join forces to swindle Philip's rich ex-wife Belle.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Capucine, Adriano Celentano
Hellbenders (1967)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An ex-Confederate and his sons plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Norma Bengell, Al Mulock
Comedy | Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Paolo Villaggio, Riccardo Garrone
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On the run from the police in Athens, a man named Jason has in his possession a microfilm eagerly sought by both criminal gangs and government agencies.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Ty Hardin, Michael Rennie, Paola Pitagora
Sonny and Jed (1972)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A determined sheriff pursues a robber and his girlfriend, and lets nothing stop in his way of catching them.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Tomas Milian, Susan George, Telly Savalas
Count Tacchia (1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Rome, 1910. Checco Puricelli, the son of a carpenter, is called "Conte Tacchia" ("Count Wooden Wedge") because of his obsession with the aristocracy. He dresses fancy and tries to act as a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Enrico Montesano, Vittorio Gassman, Paolo Panelli
Specialists (1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Johnny Hallyday, Françoise Fabian, Sylvie Fennec
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four episodes. A pilot is ready to change sex, but the doctor made an error. A woman is searching a partner for a dance contest. A worker seduce his boss wife. A guard is too much proactive and this will cause many troubles.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Mariangela Melato, Adriano Celentano
Mr. Robinson (1976)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Paolo Villaggio takes his Fantozzi-based humour and creates a more mature version of him, simply called Robbie, also referred to as "Robin", "Robi", "Robbi", or "Rob". Robbie is a rich and ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Zeudi Araya Cristaldi, Anna Nogara
Night Club I (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Christian De Sica, Mara Venier, Massimo Wertmüller
The Payoff (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Stoppa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nino Patrovita
...
Sandro Colautti
Giuseppe Maffioli ...
Super Shell
Giuliana Calandra ...
Amalia
Dalila Di Lazzaro ...
Magda
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Matteo Zaghi
Jole Fierro
Philippe Hersent ...
Owner of CISA Car Company
Carlo Gaddi ...
Camorrista
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Zoe
Attilio Duse ...
Truck driver
Anna Mazzamauro ...
Friend of Amalia
Giorgio Trestini ...
Andrea
Imma Piro ...
Lella Colautti
Franco Angrisano ...
Mafioso
Edit

Storyline

An experienced truck-driver is forced to become assistant to a young Sicilian driver. The Beast, the truck they drive around Europe, becomes their ground for mutual respect and trust.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

incident | trip | job | money | europa | See All (13) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 February 1975 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The S-Wheel Beast  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Una vita a metà
Written by Sergio Corbucci - Cesare De Natale - Dandylion - Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Giancarlo Giannini
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A sort of Italian Gas-Oil

What could I say about this Italian flick starring Michel Constantin? Nothing much, I am afraid. The tale of two truck drivers who have to fight against the local mafia. Not really a road movie, but a talkative film, in the pure Italian fashion, with a few action sequences. But, beware, nothing to do with other brutal Italian movies as we could see in the seventies. Flat, boring, a sort of GAS-OIL rip off, made twenty years earlier by Gilles Grangier and starring Jean Gabin. Nearly the same scheme. I am not surprised there is only one review for this movie. Not a crap, after all Sergio Corbucci was not a crap maker. Only one thing, it's important you like Italian cinema, with everything that means, in terms of filming, sound, score, acting. Otherwise, get away from it. There could have been a fantastic climax with the truck sequence, near the cliff, but unfortunately it failed. And also an unexpected, unusual and unsatisfactory ending, which many will disapprove. I like it.

A good time waster anyway.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
will this ever be released? rruthven
Discuss The Beast (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?