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The Beast 

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A veteran F.B.I. Agent is assigned a new partner, unaware that he was recruited as a double agent to investigate his activities.
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Series cast summary:
Patrick Swayze ...  Charles Barker / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Travis Fimmel ...  Ellis Dove / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Lindsay Pulsipher ...  Rose Lawrence 13 episodes, 2009
Kevin J. O'Connor ...  Harry Conrad / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ...  Raymond Beaumont / ... 10 episodes, 2009
Johnny Kastl ...  Todd Jaracki / ... 6 episodes, 2009
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A veteran F.B.I. Agent is assigned a new partner, unaware that he was recruited as a double agent to investigate his activities.

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Deep undercover. Who can you trust?


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The series was described as Patrick Swayze's first notable lead project since "Point Break". See more »

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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.2 (2009) See more »

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OK, but it's not a keeper
24 January 2009 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Caught an episode of THE BEAST last night. Patrick Swazye plays an FBI agent with a young partner. They are based in Chicago, one of the nation's most corrupt cities, so there's always plenty of crime for Swayze to investigate. In the episode I saw, he needs to get his hands on a drug kingpin who is currently incarcerated. He cuts corners a lot, and is what we would call an antihero if this were a movie. The episode was well executed, gritty, and revealed the seamier side of life in Chicago. Swayze is OK. The youthful partner is generic -- as is the case with all second bananas on crime shows like NCIS and WITHOUT A TRACE and COLD CASE. Will the show last? Probably not, regardless of Swayze's health (he has pancreatic cancer). It just doesn't feel as "authentic" as LAW & ORDER, which all new crime shows are measured against. It vaguely reminds me of David Morse's HACK or that old Edward Woodward show where his enforcer-for-hire character stalked the streets of NYC, righting wrongs that could not be handled by the police.


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15 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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