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The Beast (1974)

Il bestione (original title)
An experienced truck-driver is forced to become assistant to a young Sicilian driver. The Beast, the truck they drive around Europe, becomes their ground for mutual respect and trust.

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Writers:

Sergio Donati (screenplay), Sergio Donati (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giancarlo Giannini ... Nino Patrovita
Michel Constantin ... Sandro Colautti
Giuseppe Maffioli Giuseppe Maffioli ... Super Shell
Giuliana Calandra ... Amalia
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Magda
Enzo Fiermonte ... Matteo Zaghi
Jole Fierro Jole Fierro ... Colautti's ex-wife
Philippe Hersent Philippe Hersent ... Owner of CISA Car Company
Carlo Gaddi Carlo Gaddi ... Camorrista
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Zoe
Attilio Duse Attilio Duse ... Truck driver
Anna Mazzamauro Anna Mazzamauro ... Friend of Amalia
Giorgio Trestini Giorgio Trestini ... Andrea
Imma Piro Imma Piro ... Lella Colautti
Franco Angrisano Franco Angrisano ... Mafioso
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An experienced truck-driver is forced to become assistant to a young Sicilian driver. The Beast, the truck they drive around Europe, becomes their ground for mutual respect and trust.

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Comedy | Drama

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Dune Buggy
Written by Susan Duncan Smith - Marcello Fondato - Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Oliver Onions
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A sort of Italian Gas-Oil
31 January 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

What could I say about this Italian flick starring Michel Constantin? Nothing much, I am afraid. The tale of two truck drivers who have to fight against the local mafia. Not really a road movie, but a talkative film, in the pure Italian fashion, with a few action sequences. But, beware, nothing to do with other brutal Italian movies as we could see in the seventies. Flat, boring, a sort of GAS-OIL rip off, made twenty years earlier by Gilles Grangier and starring Jean Gabin. Nearly the same scheme. I am not surprised there is only one review for this movie. Not a crap, after all Sergio Corbucci was not a crap maker. Only one thing, it's important you like Italian cinema, with everything that means, in terms of filming, sound, score, acting. Otherwise, get away from it. There could have been a fantastic climax with the truck sequence, near the cliff, but unfortunately it failed. And also an unexpected, unusual and unsatisfactory ending, which many will disapprove. I like it.

A good time waster anyway.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 November 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The S-Wheel Beast See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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