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Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.

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Sheriff Gordon
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Manfred
William A. Temple ...
Elderly gentleman
Earl Theroux ...
Mr. Winneman
Lila Garrett ...
Mrs. Winneman
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Sheriff #1
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Patsy
Hollace Colburn ...
Counter waitress
Bob May ...
Trooper in diner
Sara Young ...
Lady in diner
John Toles-Bey ...
Trooper at roadblock
Zachary Weintraub ...
Young man at motel (as Zachary Bogatz)
Curt Darling ...
Queasy deputy
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Storyline

Jack meets Adrian out in Nevada. Adrian latches on to Jack, and won't go away. Jack tries to lose Adrian, but Adrian informs Jack not to mess with him, or he'll call the police because he knows Jack's secret. In the meantime, the car radio keeps blaring news reports of a serial killer in the area called "The Hatchet Man", as well as a theft of a huge sum of money from a local casino. Jack is concealing a briefcase, and wherever he and Adrian go, "The Hatchet Man" seems to strike within the vicinity! Written by Humberto Amador

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All men are created evil.


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Rated R for hard drug use, strong language, a sex scene and some terror/violence | See all certifications »
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24 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Adrian: I figured you'd be long gone by now. You must've lost your appetite in a big hurry, huh? I'd hate to think it's 'cause you didn't like me, Jack. I mean, you can see what an unfriendly place the world can be.
Jack Powell: What are you doing?
Adrian: I got no place to sleep, Jack.
Jack Powell: You're crazy.
Adrian: I'll tell on ya, Jack. I'll tell everyone what you got in that briefcase. Don't worry. I'm a man with a secret too myself.
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a hidden gem for fans of thrillers with surprise endings.
22 May 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Nature of the Beast', written and directed by Victor Salva, is a hidden gem for fans of thrillers with surprise twist endings. You may or may not predict the plot twist that makes you rethink the entire movie, but you will enjoy the performances by Lance Henriksen and Eric Roberts. Victor Salva also does a good job with the directing and the story. Like most thrillers it maybe a little slow for action fans, a little shallow in character development for drama fans, and a little too serious for comedy fans. But if like a good thriller with suspense, intrigue, an underlying truth hidden from the viewer, and good acting and directing, then I recommend you see 'Nature of the Beast.'


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