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The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1996)

Shortly after moving to Rittersburg to take over duties as the lone "Schattenjager", Gabriel Knight is called by the townsfolk to investigate the killing of a child believed to be caused by... See full summary »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Erickson ...
Joanne Takahashi ...
Russell Mitchell ...
Baron Garr Von Zell
Wolf Muser ...
Doktor Klingmann
Clabe Hartley ...
Von Aigner
Edmund L. Shaff ...
Andrea Helene ...
Gerde (as Andrea Martin)
Werner Huber
Kriminal-Kommissar Leber
Fredrich Solms ...
Harald Übergrau
Etan Boritzer ...
Mrs. Smith


Shortly after moving to Rittersburg to take over duties as the lone "Schattenjager", Gabriel Knight is called by the townsfolk to investigate the killing of a child believed to be caused by a werewolf. While Gabriel is away on the case, Grace Nakimura leaves New Orleans for Rittersburgh to conduct research and keep an eye on him. Grace soon learns that Gabriel's case goes back centuries and involves King Ludwig II. Meanwhile, Gabriel's investigation leads him to a small private hunting club, where he believes the culprit may be hiding. The two are pulled deeper into the horrific events, leading Grace out to stop the unrelenting nightmare and Gabriel in a fight for his very own soul. Written by Andrew Kasch <akasch@darkvortex.com>

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Although all the in-game video sequences were shot in front of a blue screen and none of the actors actually went to Germany, the German game package still had a sticker on it, saying: "Exclusively filmed in Germany!" to attract more buyers. See more »


Several errors occur when Mrs. Smith is doing the Tarot readings for Grace. 1) She says Grace's lifetime card is the Chariot. Later, the same card comes up for Gabriel's lifetime card, yet Mrs. Smith calls it the Lovers. 2) When she draws the other card for each, the same design stands for both the Magician (in Grace's case) and the High Priestess (in Gabriel's case). 3) The second error results in two different cards (Grace's other card and Gabriel's soul card) being called the Magician. See more »


Gabriel Knight: I, uh, I'm really very sorry about your daughter, Herr Huber.
Gerde: I have told them that you are the new Schattenjäger.
Werner Huber: You, you were the talisman. Now are you the Schattenjäger now, or are you not?
Gabriel Knight: I am.
Werner Huber: We do not know you, Herr Knight. But we have known the Schattenjägers for many centuries. It is to them, that we turn to in trouble like this. Sepp here, is family. Will you come? Just look around? See what you can see? Sepp and his wife go north, to be with her mother. You can stay on his farm.
Gabriel Knight: ...
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The best FMV of all!
30 January 1999 | by (Nashville TN) – See all my reviews

Not many Full Motion Video games being put out now, but The

Beast Within is the best of them all, hands down. The second in

the Gabriel Knight series, Gabe is now in Germany trying to

solve murders involving a werewolf. But what does a lost opera

by Wagner have to do with it? Incredible storylines, fine acting

by all involved, and wonderfully rendered backgrounds.

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