The Beast
The Beast (1988)

In Kevin Reynolds' The Beast, George Dzundza plays a cruel Russian tank commander who gets lost in the wilderness during the war in Afghanistan. As the enemy closes in, the glazed-eyed Dzundza must rely on his survival training to see… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 1988
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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David Nusair
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...a surprisingly effective look at how men behave during times of war.

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Christian C
The film tries too hard to be poigniant and it just doesn't work. None of the actors really connected or performed well. Nevertheless, an interesting… More
Stephen M
It's not currently fashionable to view Afghan rebels as heroes but this excellent and unusual war movie, one of the best of the 1980s, is still worth… More
Jack Hawkins
'The Beast', whilst a visceral and intense film, lacks the scope, depth and power of war films such as 'Platoon' and especially… More
Jens S.
Good anti war movie about the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 80s. Ugly, bitter, unpredictable and very disturbing, especially in the beginning.
xGary Xx
An liberal conscript Russian soldier in Afghanistan suffers at the hands of an obsessive tyrannical commander. Later he is abandoned to the mercies of the… More
Cameron Johnson
Man, now that title is how you sell a movie! By that, I am referring to the full title of "The Beast [u]of War[/u]", because the simple main title of… More