The Beast (TV Mini-Series 1996)

TV Mini-Series   |  PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Horror

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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.




  • The Beast (1996)
  • Missy Crider in The Beast (1996)
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  • Karen Sillas in The Beast (1996)
  • Charles Martin Smith in The Beast (1996)
  • Karen Sillas in The Beast (1996)

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19 April 2001 | Dante Hicks
What's the problem?
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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Release Date:

28 April 1996



Country of Origin

USA, Australia

Filming Locations

Patonga, New South Wales, Australia

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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