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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dar
... Kiri
... Maax
... Seth
Joshua Milrad ... Tal (as Josh Milrad)
... Zed
... Young Dar's Father
Ralph Strait ... Sacco
... Young Dar (as Billy Jacoby)
... Witchwoman #1
Christine Kellogg ... Witchwoman #2 (as Chrissy Kellogg)
... Witchwoman #3
Tony Epper ... Jun Leader
... Zed's Wife
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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Release Date:

20 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasión Junk  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The eagle often refused to fly on cue so in order to shoot footage of it in the air it was dropped from a trapdoor in a hot air balloon. See more »

Goofs

When Dar is about to light the funeral pyre for all the villagers from his home who were killed, and while Dar is giving a soliloquy, one of the "dead" bodies on the ground has a big, cheesy grin on his face. 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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If only they made movies for kids like these again...
10 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Too bad movies from this genre are now all but extinct.

Beastmaster was one of the best movies of the early 80's

Sword & Magic movies (along with Krull, Dragonslayer &

Conan), if not the best. I even believe it inspired He-Man

and the Masters of the Universe for those who as myself

were children of the 80's. Later in the 80's some flicks

came out, like Highlander and Willow, but couldn't help the

disappearance of the genre, which I feel very nostalgic

about. Please, please, please, I beg you: Ignore any sequel

of this movie. Remain with this, a true classic.


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