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.
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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
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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>

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


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and terror | See all certifications »
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28 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Peter Benchley's The Beast  »

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Port Angeles, the town that Howard & Elizabeth Griffin (Chad Tyler & Angie Milliken) called from the "Occupational Hazard" is on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, across the Juan de Fuca Strait from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. A major fault line runs along the middle of the strait, with the result that the two cities are on different tectonic plates. See more »

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In several scenes helicopters in flight have their doors open, but there is no breeze or wind inside. See more »

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Fisherman: Say squid.
Lucas Coven: Say dead.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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An old school t.v. classic
30 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film first aired on television when I was in middle school. They advertised it heavily and it turned out to be a really great film. It is a well produced television movie that will give you the creeps at certain points. One underwater scene near the beginning of the second half of the film will really get you going. This is the uncut version I am talking about.

There are several cuts of the film that are out there that are very incomplete. The version I have is the one that originally aired on t.v. If you are into things like jaws and King Kong, then you will get a lot of enjoyment out of this film. Some of the characters may be a bit corny but they are played well by some familiar character actors. William Petersen is especially good in the lead role. You really buy the weight he brings to the character. He seems like a genuinely good guy.


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