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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 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
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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

When Lucas Coven's (Larry Drake) boat goes down, an underwater view shows wooden debris sinking. The wood parts should float. 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 2 disc DVD release contains the full 2 part 176 minute version. See more »

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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Most certainly not "Jaws", but there is some fun to be had.
1 August 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This movie really lets you in on a little secret...other than "Jaws", there is really nothing original about Peter Benchely's work. He basically uses the same plot elements in everything he writes the only thing he does differently is substituting sea creatures in for the shark from the hit "Jaws". This one though was somewhat fun to watch, a lot better than the horrid "Creature" that would come out a couple of years later. Why he titled this book "Beast" and not "Giant Squid" is beyond me, well maybe not. The latter just sounds stupid. Well that is what this movie is about, a super giant squid. Granted there is a bit of a twist in the middle of this one, but nothing to great of note if you have seen the movie "Jaws 3-D". The story is almost the same as "Jaws" except fishing and fisherman play a more prominent role and the beach is not used as much. Still, it has the typical mayor that will have his event or whatever no matter what evidence comes up to support closure or stopping of the event. My guess is Peter had a really bad run in with a mayor at some point in his lifetime. Still, there is enough to keep you entertained once. I would not really track down this movie to see it again.


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