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The Day of the Beast (1995)
"El día de la bestia" (original title)

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A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Álex Angulo ...
Cura (as Alex Angulo)
Armando De Razza ...
Cavan
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Terele Pávez ...
Rosario (as Terele Pavez)
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Mina
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Susana
Gianni Ippoliti ...
Productor
Jaime Blanch ...
Toyota 1
David Pinilla ...
Toyota 2
Antonio Dechent ...
Toyota 3
Ignacio Carreño ...
Toyota 4
Saturnino García ...
Sacerdote Anciano (as Saturnino Garcia)
El Gran Wyoming ...
Nuevo Cavan (as Gran Wyoming)
Pololo ...
Abuelo Terminal
Higinio Barbero ...
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Storyline

A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV esoteric program, he will try to invoke the devil to find out the place of birth and kill the baby. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@gredos.cnb.uam.es>

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A devilishly dark comedy


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,479 (USA) (25 December 1998)

Gross:

$15,324 (USA) (1 January 1999)
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Trivia

Santiago Segura, who plays hardcore metalhead "José María" claims not to be interested at all in Heavy Metal. Instead, he prefers Frank Sinatra. See more »

Goofs

The last scene takes place nine months after Christmas, but the flowers and trees in the park show that it's early spring. See more »

Crazy Credits

Jaime Blanch's, David Pinilla's, Antonio Dechent's and Ignacio Carreño's characters are listed as "Toyota". These characters were replaced in later drafts of the scripts as "assailants". In the movie, they are called "Limpia Madrid", but credits still call them "Toyota." See more »


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ONE OF THE COOLEST FILMS EVER
24 September 1999 | by (Danville, VA) – See all my reviews

Alex de la Iglesia has got to be one of the coolest directors ever. I liked Accion Mutante but I LOVED Day of the beast. It is a shame this movie has not been played in america because it's one of the best movies in a long time. It's funny...very funny if you have a weird type of humor. It's not really bloody and gory like people have stated but some scenes have a shock value to them. Visually Day of the Beast is wonderful it's darkley filmed and has cool production designes. The actors for the most part do a good job only sometimes they go a little over the top. The only thing wrong is that this movie begins to run out of steam at the end and the ending is kinda confusing and when satan appears it's a let down. But all in all a cool movie and a good time.......if only our awards were like spain's


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