The Beastmaster (1982)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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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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  • Marc Singer in The Beastmaster (1982)
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15 July 1999 | Doc-172
If you liked Conan the Barbarian but didn't think it had enough animals and too many people were wearing pants, this is the movie for you.
It may not win any awards and the 80s has produced far more cheesy films but they deserve acknowledgment for producing the largest number of loin cloths I've ever seen in one movie. The main character lacked any personality and the abundance of nostril shots didn't help him either. Nonetheless, it's not a horrible movie. They stayed close enough to Conan to produce an entertaining movie and added enough gimmicks to avoid being a complete rip-off.

One thing, however, disturbed me about this movie. Now, the Beastmaster and the kid were brothers. No problem. But am I crazy or did the kid, at one point, say that the love interest was his cousin? If the Beastmaster stopped pursuing her after this I think we could all let it go - no one ever hassled Luke about his antics in Star Wars - but the announcement didn't even slow down our hero. Maybe I'm wrong; maybe I misheard the kid. Still, you just know that if the Beastmaster did get a hold of a pair of pants he wasn't going to be keeping those ferrets in his pouch anymore.

It's got its disturbing points but it should keep you entertained. An okay movie.

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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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