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The Beastmaster (1982)

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)
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Zed
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Ralph Strait ...
Sacco
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Young Dar (as Billy Jacoby)
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Witchwoman #1
Christine Kellogg ...
Witchwoman #2 (as Chrissy Kellogg)
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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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Release Date:

20 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasión Junk  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,955,641 (USA) (22 August 1982)

Gross:

$14,056,528 (USA)
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Trivia

An eighteen years old Demi Moore auditioned several times for the part of Kiri. Although she was Don Coscarelli's favorite choice, the producers decided to cast Tanya Roberts. 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 »

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Dar: I'm Dar.
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Caw caw caw --- "He is the Beastmaster!"
14 February 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

How can anyone not like the Beastmaster? It's what movies are all about

  • it's got a hero, his woman, a villain, sidekicks, animals,
loincloths, violence and much much more! It's one of the earliest of films that HBO would play about 4 times a day so it was almost always available. John Amos from Roots and Good Times cheeses it up but damn, do I have a soft spot for the guy. Dar looks like my brother Eric. Rip Torn is a villain with bad teeth! The freaky eagle/vampire things are nutty. It's got ferrets - FERRETS in co-starring roles! Plus a panther and hawks and B-dialog and swords and last but not least "crazy-eyes" herself, Tonya Roberts! Yowza! It's basically a goulash of afternoon delight. Straight B an 85 - 8 out of 10. Caw caw! Catch it one time or a dozen, you'll love it.


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