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The Beast (1996)

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

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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 »

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In several scenes helicopters in flight have their doors open, but there is no breeze or wind inside. See more »

Quotes

Whip Dalton: You go out and you try and kill it. But just so you understand exactly what it is you're dealing with: besides its eight huge tentacles, this thing has two whips. Each one is probably as long as this room and three or four feet thick. Those whips are covered with suction cups as big as this notepad. In the center of each cup is a claw as big as my fist and razor sharp. The squid grabs and impales his pray with those whips and drags it towards its beak, shredding the flesh as it goes, and these ...
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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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