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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 »


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

Virtually every character, including a renown scientist, refer to the monstrous squid as a giant squid, even after they confirm how big it probably is. But the size of the squid shown in the movie describes a colossal squid, significantly larger than what's called a giant squid. See more »

Quotes

Dana Dalton: I was thinking about making rigatoni parmesan for dinner tonight. How does that sound?
Whip Dalton: It sounds like macaroni and cheese to me.
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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 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) 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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Release Date:

28 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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