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Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)

Dar is a warrior who can talk to the beasts. He is forced to travel to Earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb and turning their native land from a desert into, well - a desert.

Director:

Sylvio Tabet

Writers:

Andre Norton (novel), Paul Pepperman (characters) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marc Singer ... Dar
Kari Wuhrer ... Jackie Trent
Sarah Douglas ... Lyranna
Wings Hauser ... Arklon
James Avery ... Lt. Coberly
Robert Fieldsteel ... Bendowski
Arthur Malet ... Wendel
Robert Z'Dar ... Zavic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Berryman ... Pilgrim #1
David Carrera ... Punker #1
Carl Ciarfalio ... Policeman #2
Lawrence Dobkin ... Admiral Binns (as Larry Dobkin)
Steve Donmyer Steve Donmyer ... Police Officer (as Steve Donmeyer)
Richard L. Duran ... Guard #1 (as Richard Duran)
James Patten Eagle ... Soldier (as Jim Eagle)
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Dar is a warrior who can talk to the beasts. He is forced to travel to Earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb and turning their native land from a desert into, well - a desert.

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Trivia

The subtitle of the film is "Through the Portal of Time," but the plot doesn't involve travel through a time portal. The characters travel through a portal to a parallel universe where the 1991 Earth exists. See more »

Goofs

At the end, just before Dar returns in his world, Jackie's car is facing the wall. After Dar leaves, the car is on the other side. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Trent: Tell Daddy I'm going to stop World War 3!
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Soundtracks

La Cumparsita
Written by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez (as Rodriguez)
Performed by Adam Bernardi and Jerry Lambert
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Not that bad, really...
13 March 2009 | by Tony_HedlundSee all my reviews

First of all: Remember that this genre was quite popular in the beginning of the 90's, as well during the 80's of course. Many out there who're voting, and never seen this before, tend to compare this with modern movies and their film techniques and not seeing it for what it is. Not going to say masterpiece here, nor a work of art, but well above average. Actually, there's one part of this movie-series that are in some fashion a work of art, and that'd be the work they did with the animals. No you say? How do you get a friggen tiger to behave, the ferrets (Of which we won't get to see too much, except for in the beginning, as they "acted" in the first movie. That eagle, how do you train one to begin with? Let alone getting it to lay almost dormant on the ground for that period of time until Dar picks him up?

Then there's that nostalgic feeling of the 90's vs. a parallel world without modern technology. That part I like, and also am missing the 80-90's when ppl. were more friendly (Started to become worse during the 90's though) and not like today were we're screwing one another over something as trivial as monetary issues, or even worse, status. I'm not saying that y2k is when it all started or anything, 'cos it did way before that, I'd say like the 70's or something like that, probably before that, but what I'm saying is that it has escalated enormously since technology grew into what it is today when it's easier to hide behind a computer instead of socialize as we did 'back then'.

With this I want to point out that "thanks" to science we've become increasingly obsessed about, or should I write picky about how well a movie is made, what funding it had, how good the directors (status) are etc. This is what passes for good movies nowadays. Yeah, sure, a lot of them ARE good, but that's most likely because they (Companies behind them) were well funded and all of that ballet. Back in the old days the filming-crews were experimenting with new cameras, lenses, and generally improvised whenever something difficult to shoot came up. They didn't have the same kind of funding either, as the the investors weren't aware whether it'd be a success or not. And by saying that, they also didn't have that much insight into the technical stuff (A.k.a. - This is how the movie will turn out to become!).

It bothers me that ppl. are ignorant of such things, as well as clanking down on actors ("Bad" movies in general), when it's really the (casting-) directors fault, or just a bad written script. It's rarely ppl. take a movie for what it is and how much heart has been put into it.

This movie I think they mostly did for fun, and because we ppl. always have it in for cultural hick-ups and also we like it when disasters happen and all that jazz.

I gave this 6 out of 10 just because it's fun, retro, and I like Mark Singer (Mostly from V-series really) as an actor.


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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Canyon, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$381,889, 2 September 1991

Gross USA:

$869,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$869,325
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films 21 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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