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The Beastmaster (1982)

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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:
Joshua Milrad ...
Tal (as Josh Milrad)
Rod Loomis ...
Ben Hammer ...
Young Dar's Father
Ralph Strait ...
Young Dar (as Billy Jacoby)
Witchwoman #1
Christine Kellogg ...
Witchwoman #2 (as Chrissy Kellogg)
Witchwoman #3
Tony Epper ...
Jun Leader
Zed's Wife
Kim Tabet ...
Sacco's Daughter


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


$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

| (5.1 surround)| (Dolby 2.0)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tanya Roberts' role as Kiri led to her being cast as Stacey Sutton in A View to a Kill (1985). See more »


After Dar's father draws the line in the sand for The Juns, he holds his sword blade pointed over his right shoulder. But the reverse angle shows it to the left. Then, the front angle shows it to the right again. See more »


[Dar grabs Kiri from behind as she fearfully looks at Ruh]
Dar: Don't move. The beast is fierce. But if we show no fear, we might escape.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Earth vs. the Spider (1991) See more »

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If you want action, excitement, and tons of fun; look no further!
4 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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