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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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

Jorge Perugorría was considered for the role of Cavan. 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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This film is Dark, Horrific and Comedic. It is also very visual and in the tradition of Evil Dead 2 and Re-Animator!
26 November 1998 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

When you hear Spanish films, Aldomovar is always brought up. Unfortunately, films like Dia De La Bestia suffer. This film is a treat to people who like their comedy dark and have a weird sense of humour. The Apocalypse never looked more interesting than in this film. Visually the film is darkly lit and the appearance of Satan changes the whole mood of the film. Next time you see this film in a film festival, DON'T MISS IT!!!


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