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The Beast (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  8 September 1996 (UK)
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Mysterious things happen at the coast of Graves Point: An empty boat lies at the shore, divers vanish. The sea biologist Dr. Talley thinks he knows the solution of the mystery: In the depth there is a gigantic squid.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Whip Dalton
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Lt. Kathryn Marcus
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Schuyler Graves
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Dr. Herbert Talley
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Dana Dalton
Sterling Macer Jr. ...
Mike Newcombe
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Osborne Manning
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Nell Newcombe (as Adrienne-Joi Johnson)
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Lucas Coven
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Christopher Lane
Laura Vazquez ...
Hadley
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Ensign Raines
David Webb ...
Jameson
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Commander Wallingford
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Spike
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Storyline

Fishing and jobs are becoming scarce in a small seaport community when tragedy strikes a young couple disappear into the sea and nothing is left but a large claw stuck in their raft. A marine expert identifies it as belonging to an extremely rare giant squid and the hunt is on. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and terror | See all certifications »
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8 September 1996 (UK)  »

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The Beast  »

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(2 parts) | (VHS) | (cut) | (uncut)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Port Angeles, the town that Howard & Elizabeth Griffin (Chad Tyler & Angie Milliken) called from the "Occupational Hazard" is on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, across the Juan de Fuca Strait from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. A major fault line runs along the middle of the strait, with the result that the two cities are on different tectonic plates. See more »

Goofs

The emergency radio on the bridge shorts out when the boat begins to flood and the boat's generator goes out. Emergency radios work on internal batteries to avoid just such problems. See more »

Quotes

Fisherman: Say squid.
Lucas Coven: Say dead.
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Connections

References 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Best of Giant Squid Films
21 November 2006 | by (St. John's Canada) – See all my reviews

I first saw the movie in 1997 on TV. I loved the movie. Even though it is a made for TV movie, it was still awesome. They could have made some money in Theaters I'm sure. The Giant Squid is an amazing phenomena in its self. For all you movie lovers of Big Creatures or the unexplained... This ones for you. I would highly recommend watching. It's better than a lot of theatrical movies. Ever since I saw it, I am determined to one day get a big boat & go fishing for one of those Giant Squid. Who knows? It is an interesting movie. I didn't find it boring at all. With a little twist along the way... But you'll have to try & find it somewhere & watch it to find out. It is a hard movie to come across. Anyway, Andrew Hillier from St. John's NL, Canada gives it a Thumbs Up and a recommendation. Peace!


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