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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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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 »

Filming Locations:

Lake Pyramid, California, USA 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

Runtime:

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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

There were about 25 ferrets on set, playing the parts of Kodo and Podo. Since ferrets can't really be trained, they were often baited with food to go or look where needed. Four tigers were used to portray Rhu, the main one named Kipling. See more »

Goofs

The footage of Kiri's face under water in the river-ferry sequence on older prints looks like it was shot in a pool with the tiles of the pool visible behind her, but on the remastered version it is clear this is in fact a fishing net which can also be seen in the above water shots. See more »

Quotes

Tal: Will you help us to free my father?
Dar: Send your cousin over to ask me.
[Tal whispers to Kiri, who smiles knowingly before going to Dar]
Kiri: What can I do to convince you to help us?
Dar: I'm very busy. The rescue will take some time. I...
[Kiri smiles and leans over, kissing Dar]
Tal: I think he's gonna help us.
Seth: [chuckles] I have a feeling he might.
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A Really Fun Film
3 November 2002 | by Hans C. FrederickSee all my reviews

What struck me,after several viewings,is that not only does the viewer enjoy this movie,but the people doing are having a good time as well.It stays with the standard sword and sorcery/Arthurian motif of a dispossessed hero going on the quest,seeking to either establish his identity,or come into his inheritance.What adds to this particular movie are the following: 1.)Singer not only has the rugged good looks,and impressive physique,but he displays a vastly wider emotional range than did The Austrian Oak.His portrayal of Dar encompasses humor and craftiness as well as courage and determination.And it looks like he did quite a few of his own stunts. 2.)I'm not sure is Roberts is trying to do a caricature of a simpering,clinging heroine,or not.In any event,she does go WAY over the top,but seems to be enjoying doing it. 3.)Torn's villain not only chews the scenery,but spits it out,as well.Is there some kind of inside joke by making him up to look like Richard Nixon? 4.)Amos,as Seth,is every bit as much a loyal comrade as Sallah in the Indiana Jones flics.All he needs is to wear a neon sign flashing"FRIEND". 5.)Let's face it,they based the script on a classic piece of writing,but a famous authoress.If you start out with something good,it gives an extra advantage. 6.)And,the animals do a splendid job,and the ferrets are cute.


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