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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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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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The Coast Guard home in on a beacon of a distressed yacht, but when the yacht sinks earlier, we never saw anyone release a beacon. See more »

Quotes

Whip Dalton: How do we keep her from attacking the boat?
Dr. Herbert Talley: [shows him a recording device] We'll repel her with this. It contains recorded sonar waves given off by a mature sperm whale hunting for squid.
Whip Dalton: She killed a whale.
Dr. Herbert Talley: Only an infant. She wouldn't dare attack a whale the size of the Privateer.
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References 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

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Cheesy, but a hoot
15 October 2005 | by (CA, United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah, it's Jaws on a budget, but just pop the corn, sit back, and have a little fun. I have sat through some atrocious horror movies (some of those in the 1950's and 60's are just awful), but this one is quite good for it's genre. Go ahead and root for the calamari, if you must! But she is protecting herself and her child as any mother would do in the same situation. The scenery is gorgeous, too--all shot in Australia, I think. I am not big on his love interest...she is a bit bland, but I do like Dana, his character's daughter. She was very believable and quite sweet. (Has she been in anything else?) Whip Dalton is my kind of guy: earthy, but charming...besides, anything with Billy Petersen in it is worth watching.


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