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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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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Don Coscarelli decided to set the story in a sort of Bronze Age milieu because he was a long time fan of Steve Reeves, Ray Harryhausen and sword and sandal flicks. See more »

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Kiri has been swimming and runs from the water when the ferrets steal her stuff. In the very next scene, as she's looking for the ferrets, she's completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Dar: [re: the eagle] I have my eyes...
[re: the ferrets]
Dar: I have my cunning...
[re: the tiger]
Dar: and I have my strength.
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Come on, its BEASTMASTER! How can you deny that this movie is one of the top movies in the eighties pantheon of excellent trash. I mean so much stuff happens in this movie and you are never left wondering what is going on. Every move is perfectly placed and paced. Marc Singer is perfectly cast as Dar. He has a legendary physique in this move, and some shots look like a Boris Vallejo painting. Tanya Roberts is perfect as his feminine foil. Jon Amos, bad ass. Rip Torn does a magnificent job as MAAX. The Deathguards, those guys running around like gorillas with spiked gloves, truly frightening. Then you have the tree people, the acid bat guys, come on what could be cooler. Though above all I have to give it up for the animals in this picture. The animals take the cake, the ferrets, the tiger, and falcon, are majestic creatures of beauty that often surpass the actors in finding moments of true beauty and comedy. Better than Conan, Beastmaster taps the main vein of the seventies fantasy feel in every way imaginable.


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