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The Beast 

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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
William Petersen ...  Whip Dalton 2 episodes, 1996
Karen Sillas ...  Lt. Kathryn Marcus 2 episodes, 1996
Charles Martin Smith ...  Schuyler Graves 2 episodes, 1996
Ronald Guttman ...  Dr. Herbert Talley 2 episodes, 1996
Missy Crider ...  Dana Dalton 2 episodes, 1996
Sterling Macer Jr. ...  Mike Newcombe 2 episodes, 1996
Denis Arndt ...  Osborne Manning 2 episodes, 1996
A.J. Johnson ...  Nell Newcombe 2 episodes, 1996
Larry Drake ...  Lucas Coven 2 episodes, 1996
Murray Bartlett ...  Christopher Lane 2 episodes, 1996
Laura Vazquez ...  Hadley 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Mammone ...  Ensign Raines 2 episodes, 1996
David Webb David Webb ...  Jameson 2 episodes, 1996
Marshall Napier ...  Commander Wallingford 2 episodes, 1996
Les Hill ...  Spike 2 episodes, 1996
Andrew Hill Andrew Hill ...  Chowder 2 episodes, 1996
David Field ...  Scranton 2 episodes, 1996
Laurence Coy ...  Farmer 2 episodes, 1996
David Argue ...  Bates 2 episodes, 1996
Helen O'Connor Helen O'Connor ...  Maeve 2 episodes, 1996
Chad Tyler Chad Tyler ...  Howard Griffin 2 episodes, 1996
Angie Milliken ...  Elizabeth Griffin 2 episodes, 1996
Alan David Lee ...  Les 2 episodes, 1996
Bruce Alexander ...  Corbin Jakes 2 episodes, 1996
Scott McRae ...  Ebbets 2 episodes, 1996
Matt Day ...  Cosgrove 2 episodes, 1996
Justin Monjo Justin Monjo ...  Lieutenant Henderson 2 episodes, 1996
David Whitney ...  John Esterbrook 2 episodes, 1996
Joe Petruzzi ...  The Doctor 2 episodes, 1996
Tyler Coppin ...  Harry 2 episodes, 1996
Ken Radley Ken Radley ...  James 2 episodes, 1996
Francine Bell ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 1996
Kyra Stempel Kyra Stempel ...  Wallingford's Secretary 2 episodes, 1996
Rick Adams ...  Reporter #1 2 episodes, 1996
Andrea Cunningham Andrea Cunningham ...  Reporter #2 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Echols Robert Echols ...  Crew Member #1 2 episodes, 1996
Margie McCrae Margie McCrae ...  Angie 2 episodes, 1996
Charlton Hill Charlton Hill ...  Chowder 2 episodes, 1996
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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>

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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 »
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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beast See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The squid emits ink when attacking its victims. Squids only emit ink defensively when fleeing. See more »

Quotes

Whip Dalton: You go out and you try and kill it. But just so you understand exactly what it is you're dealing with: besides its eight huge tentacles, this thing has two whips. Each one is probably as long as this room and three or four feet thick. Those whips are covered with suction cups as big as this notepad. In the center of each cup is a claw as big as my fist and razor sharp. The squid grabs and impales his pray with those whips and drags it towards its beak, shredding the flesh as it goes, and these ...
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Alternate Versions

The VHS video version cuts this film down from 176 minutes long to 116 minutes long, removing numerous amounts of footage from the original TV version. See more »

Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Aussie "talent"
30 March 2004 | by kris-149See all my reviews

This went over pretty big in Australia when it first aired, thanks mostly to the local cast and the fact it was plugged to death by the network beforehand. It's never been seen since, which should tell us something.

My key recollection (and this was eight years ago now) is that it contained the most appalling digital effects I have ever seen. It also featured the tasty Laura Vasquez (from Home and Away), but she went nowhere much after this. Good luck finding a copy - I think they probably destroyed the masters. Or at least they should have.

I enjoyed Jaws as both book and movie, so I thought I'd give Benchley's novel of The Beast a try. It wasn't bad, even if it was pretty much just Jaws revisited.


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