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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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Terror runs deep. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Scranton: What exactly are we looking for?
Lucas Coven: Something big.
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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 »

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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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User Reviews

What's the problem?
19 April 2001 | by Dante HicksSee all my reviews

Very good version of Peter Benchley's novel 'Beast' about the arrival of a giant squid and the danger it presents to a small fishing community. Obvious references to Benchley's far more successful 'Jaws abound but the story remains as strong as ever, humans going up against a seemingly unstoppable sea creature to which anything but mortal fear would be an unusual reaction. While I personally disagree with a few of the editing decisions no one can deny that Charles Martin Smith's Graves is a better character than in the book and that William Peterson is perfectly cast as the hero Whip Dalton. Anyone who has read the book will be able to accept the smooth changes along with the rough and believe that this is a far-above average adaptation of any simple novel, especially one destined merely for TV.


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