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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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Young Dar's Father
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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20 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Invasión Junk  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Don Coscarelli's original choice for the villainous role of Maax was Klaus Kinski, but an agreement could not be reached and the producers hired Rip Torn instead. See more »

Goofs

The tiger's stripe pattern is sometimes visible through the black dye. (See Trivia). See more »

Quotes

Dar: I'm Dar.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Laura Leighton/Rancid (1995) See more »

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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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