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The Beastmaster (1982)

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A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces.

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Don Coscarelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Singer ... Dar
Tanya Roberts ... Kiri
Rip Torn ... Maax
John Amos ... Seth
Joshua Milrad Joshua Milrad ... Tal (as Josh Milrad)
Rod Loomis ... Zed
Ben Hammer ... Young Dar's Father
Ralph Strait Ralph Strait ... Sacco
Billy Jayne ... Young Dar (as Billy Jacoby)
Janet DeMay ... Witchwoman #1
Christine Kellogg Christine Kellogg ... Witchwoman #2 (as Chrissy Kellogg)
Janet Jones ... Witchwoman #3
Tony Epper Tony Epper ... Jun Leader
Vanna Bonta ... Zed's Wife
Kim Tabet Kim Tabet ... Sacco's Daughter
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Storyline

Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest after his birth, so he is sent to grow up in another family. When he becomes a grown man, his new father is murdered by savages. He discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, and after that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasión Junk See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,955,641, 22 August 1982

Gross USA:

$14,056,528
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS (5.1 surround)| Stereo (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actor playing the young deposed prince was not allowed to be on the set at the same time as the tiger, so a short stunt person in a wig, photographed from behind, was used in those shots. See more »

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Flipped shot: when the ferrets are stealing Dar's clothing garment, their positions reverse. See more »

Quotes

Dar: I've never seen a... pilgrim... who could use a staff the way you did.
Seth: Ah, but sir; all pilgrims share a deep love of life; especially their own!
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was heavily cut for a PG rating with edits to shots of impaled bodies and the puncturing of a ring containing an eyeball, and to remove all footage of topless nudity during Kiri's bathing scene. The video certificate was raised to a 15 but early Warner releases mistakenly featured the cut cinema print. The 1998 Five Star Directors Cut video and all subsequent releases are fully uncut. See more »

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Caw caw caw --- "He is the Beastmaster!"
14 February 2005 | by FiggiedanSee all my reviews

How can anyone not like the Beastmaster? It's what movies are all about - it's got a hero, his woman, a villain, sidekicks, animals, loincloths, violence and much much more! It's one of the earliest of films that HBO would play about 4 times a day so it was almost always available. John Amos from Roots and Good Times cheeses it up but damn, do I have a soft spot for the guy. Dar looks like my brother Eric. Rip Torn is a villain with bad teeth! The freaky eagle/vampire things are nutty. It's got ferrets - FERRETS in co-starring roles! Plus a panther and hawks and B-dialog and swords and last but not least "crazy-eyes" herself, Tonya Roberts! Yowza! It's basically a goulash of afternoon delight. Straight B an 85 - 8 out of 10. Caw caw! Catch it one time or a dozen, you'll love it.


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