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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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Certificate:

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:

The Beastmaster 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Don Coscarelli's original choice for Maax was Klaus Kinski. They couldn't reach an agreement so the producers hired Rip Torn instead. See more »

Goofs

When Adult Dar is tending the field, he picks up a stick and it shows a close up with his face, showing the gold head band. Then he throws the stick to the dog. When we next see his face as he looks at the dogs barking, the headband is gone. See more »

Quotes

Dar: I've never seen a... pilgrim... who could use a staff the way you did.
Seth: Ah, but sir; all pilgrims share a deep love of life; especially their own!
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was heavily cut for a PG rating with edits to shots of impaled bodies and the puncturing of a ring containing an eyeball, and to remove all footage of topless nudity during Kiri's bathing scene. The video certificate was raised to a 15 but early Warner releases mistakenly featured the cut cinema print. The 1998 Five Star Directors Cut video and all subsequent releases are fully uncut. See more »

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User Reviews

A Really Fun Film
3 November 2002 | by schweinhundt1967See 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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