Mysterious things happen at the coast of Graves Point: An empty boat lies at the shore, divers vanish. The sea biologist Dr. Talley thinks he knows the solution of the mystery: In the depth there is a gigantic squid.
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1996  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Creature (1998)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, ... See full summary »

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Kim Cattrall, Colm Feore
Creature (1985)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

Director: William Malone
Stars: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward
Orca (1977)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson
Tentacles (1977)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California seaside community.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins
Cruel Jaws (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: David Luther, George Barnes Jr., Scott Silveria
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Whip Dalton 2 episodes, 1996
...  Lt. Kathryn Marcus 2 episodes, 1996
...  Schuyler Graves 2 episodes, 1996
...  Dr. Herbert Talley 2 episodes, 1996
...  Dana Dalton 2 episodes, 1996
...  Mike Newcombe 2 episodes, 1996
...  Osborne Manning 2 episodes, 1996
...  Nell Newcombe 2 episodes, 1996
...  Lucas Coven 2 episodes, 1996
...  Christopher Lane 2 episodes, 1996
Laura Vazquez ...  Hadley 2 episodes, 1996
...  Ensign Raines 2 episodes, 1996
David Webb ...  Jameson 2 episodes, 1996
...  Commander Wallingford 2 episodes, 1996
...  Spike 2 episodes, 1996
Andrew Hill ...  Chowder 2 episodes, 1996
...  Scranton 2 episodes, 1996
...  Farmer 2 episodes, 1996
...  Bates 2 episodes, 1996
Helen O'Connor ...  Maeve 2 episodes, 1996
Chad Tyler ...  Howard Griffin 2 episodes, 1996
...  Elizabeth Griffin 2 episodes, 1996
...  Les 2 episodes, 1996
...  Corbin Jakes 2 episodes, 1996
Scott McRae ...  Ebbets 2 episodes, 1996
...  Cosgrove 2 episodes, 1996
Justin Monjo ...  Lieutenant Henderson 2 episodes, 1996
...  John Esterbrook 2 episodes, 1996
Joe Petruzzi ...  The Doctor 2 episodes, 1996
...  Harry 2 episodes, 1996
Ken Radley ...  James 2 episodes, 1996
...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 1996
Kyra Stempel ...  Wallingford's Secretary 2 episodes, 1996
...  Reporter #1 2 episodes, 1996
Andrea Cunningham ...  Reporter #2 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Echols ...  Crew Member #1 2 episodes, 1996
Margie McCrae ...  Angie 2 episodes, 1996
Edit

Storyline

Fishing and jobs are becoming scarce in a small seaport community when tragedy strikes a young couple disappear into the sea and nothing is left but a large claw stuck in their raft. A marine expert identifies it as belonging to an extremely rare giant squid and the hunt is on. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They said it was safe to go back in the water. They were wrong. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and terror | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Benchley's The Beast  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the book by Peter Benchley. Benchley was the executive producer of this television adaptation. See more »

Goofs

When on the boat looking at the monitor during close-up shots, there is a boat and a large mass moving through the water. When panned out, the screen is clearly on, but there is no picture. But when they go back into close-up, there is the boat and large mass on the screen again. See more »

Quotes

Fisherman: Say squid.
Lucas Coven: Say dead.
See more »

Connections

References 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Fantastic movie
26 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

When i 1st saw this movie , i was amazed with the story line , and the entire plot of the movie a 60 feet giant squid (not to mention that this movie cant be considered sci-fi , as giant squid exist and they can grow to 100 feet and they will eat anything , as well as have the power to sink a small ship ) . They only made 1 mistake in the movie , when the doctors tell his assistant , that the hook is from the Archeuthis Dux , while in real life the giant squid aka Archeuthis Dux , has only ring with small teeth surrounding it , and the colossal squid has hooks . The full miniseries covers a lot of the plot without it the movie isn't as interesting . The way i see it , this movie own jaws ! Peter B. did a great job , the squid looks exactly as it looks in real life . 10/10


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed