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The Beast (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Horror | Thriller  -  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
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Benchley's 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

Whip states the largest whole squid carcass ever found was 45 feet long, and that no one knows how big a squid gets. While the first statement is not strictly true, it could be Whip's error; the second statement is true, since squid are not generally visible. See more »

Quotes

Dana Dalton: I was thinking about making rigatoni parmesan for dinner tonight. How does that sound?
Whip Dalton: It sounds like macaroni and cheese to me.
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An old school t.v. classic
30 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film first aired on television when I was in middle school. They advertised it heavily and it turned out to be a really great film. It is a well produced television movie that will give you the creeps at certain points. One underwater scene near the beginning of the second half of the film will really get you going. This is the uncut version I am talking about.

There are several cuts of the film that are out there that are very incomplete. The version I have is the one that originally aired on t.v. If you are into things like jaws and King Kong, then you will get a lot of enjoyment out of this film. Some of the characters may be a bit corny but they are played well by some familiar character actors. William Petersen is especially good in the lead role. You really buy the weight he brings to the character. He seems like a genuinely good guy.


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