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The Beastmaster (1982)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  20 August 1982 (USA)
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A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dar
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Joshua Milrad ...
Tal (as Josh Milrad)
Rod Loomis ...
Zed
Ben Hammer ...
Young Dar's Father
Ralph Strait ...
Sacco
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Young Dar (as Billy Jacoby)
Janet DeMay ...
Witchwoman #1
Christine Kellogg ...
Witchwoman #2
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Witchwoman #3
Tony Epper ...
Jun Leader
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Zed's Wife
Kim Tabet ...
Sacco's Daughter
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Storyline

Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest after his birth, so he is sent to grow up in another family. When he becomes a grown man, his new father is murdered by savages. He discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, and after that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Adventure | Fantasy

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20 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Invasión Junk  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sultan, the tiger that played "Ruh" in the movie, died about 2 years after the movie as a result of severe skin problems as well as other health issues caused by the toxic black dye used. See more »

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When Dar comes back to the village to find everyone in it dead, as he is looking around, in the background, the supposedly dead dog can be seen breathing. See more »

Quotes

Young Dar's Father: Dar... the gods have put that mark on you, and someday, you'll find out why. 'Til then, this mark will be your guide. My sword and my caber will be your trusted companions. Protect Emur, your home. And if anything should happen to me, look for our enemies, the Juns... and you may search for your destiny in the Valley of Aruk.
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If only they made movies for kids like these again...
10 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Too bad movies from this genre are now all but extinct.

Beastmaster was one of the best movies of the early 80's

Sword & Magic movies (along with Krull, Dragonslayer &

Conan), if not the best. I even believe it inspired He-Man

and the Masters of the Universe for those who as myself

were children of the 80's. Later in the 80's some flicks

came out, like Highlander and Willow, but couldn't help the

disappearance of the genre, which I feel very nostalgic

about. Please, please, please, I beg you: Ignore any sequel

of this movie. Remain with this, a true classic.


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