History Film / TheBeast

15th Nov '17 1:01:49 AM BattleMaster
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* GiantSquid

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* GiantSquidGiantSquid: The titular beast.




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* TooDumbToLive: Instead of poisoning the giant killer sea monster, just sedate it so you can tow it back to the mainland in a boat? [[SarcasmMode: Definitely no ways that that could backfire]].
15th Nov '17 12:57:58 AM BattleMaster
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* HonorBeforeReason: Whip refuses to take a young couple to dive the dangerous ''Admiral Burnham'' wreck, even when they offer him $1000.


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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Whip refuses to take a young couple to dive the dangerous ''Admiral Burnham'' wreck, even when they offer him $1000.
24th Jul '17 12:33:40 AM Piterpicher
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A 1996 made for TV-movie adaptation of PeterBenchley's book, ''Literature/{{Beast}}''. The film makes some radical changes from the book, while maintaining its basic plot: a giant squid is terrorizing a community and must be stopped.

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A 1996 made for TV-movie adaptation of PeterBenchley's Creator/PeterBenchley's book, ''Literature/{{Beast}}''. The film makes some radical changes from the book, while maintaining its basic plot: a giant squid is terrorizing a community and must be stopped.
30th May '17 1:04:33 AM Aurelian
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* HonorBeforeReason: Whip refuses to take a young couple to dive the dangerous ''Admiral Burnham'' wreck, even when they offer him $1000.
30th May '17 12:51:32 AM Aurelian
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* IdiotBall: Manning [[spoiler:fills the harpoons with a sedative instead of cyanide, in order to bring the squid back to his ocean park in Texas.]]


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* RedHerring: Halfway through the film, they think they've caught the squid, [[spoiler:but it's only the baby.]]
29th May '17 4:23:43 PM Aurelian
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* RecycledPremise: ''The Beast'' is essentially a re-hash of ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. Based on a Creator/PeterBenchley novel? Check. Giant marine predator terrorising a small maritime town? Check. CorruptCorporateExecutive? Check. Climactic final battle at sea with the creature? Check. There's even talk of the squid being out for [[Film/JawsTheRevenge revenge]].
24th Apr '16 11:34:16 PM erforce
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* ShoutOut: At least one TV critic likened the above-mentioned scene with the dog to the one in {{Jaws}}. The difference being that this time, the canine survived.

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* ShoutOut: At least one TV critic likened the above-mentioned scene with the dog to the one in {{Jaws}}.''Film/{{Jaws}}''. The difference being that this time, the canine survived.
19th Mar '16 6:54:54 PM DrOO7
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* GiantSquid
14th Feb '16 12:17:02 PM DrOO7
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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Hero Whip Darling is a brawny fisherman, while Schuyler Graves is a classic bespectacled nerd—at one point, Darling even sneers at him about his "Harvard education" as though this is something to be ashamed of. Darling also sneers at him about how "you're still the same creepy little kid you always were", indicating that Darling bullied him back during their school days and has no remorse over doing so, or worse yet, protected him from bullies and now regrets doing so. All of which is presented as perfectly okay.

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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Hero Whip Darling is a brawny fisherman, while the villainous Schuyler Graves is a classic bespectacled nerd—at one point, Darling even sneers at him about his "Harvard education" as though this is something to be ashamed of. Darling also sneers at him about how "you're still the same creepy little kid you always were", indicating that Darling bullied him back during their school days and has no remorse over doing so, or worse yet, protected him from bullies and now regrets doing so. All of which is presented as perfectly okay. okay, especially since Graves proves himself to be more and more of a jerk as the movie progresses.
16th Jan '16 6:26:40 PM DrOO7
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* DirtyCoward: To save his own political career and keep his ass off the line, Graves tries (and fails) at every opportunity to back out of the final showdown.

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* DirtyCoward: To save his own political career and keep his ass off the line, Graves tries (and fails) at every opportunity to back out of the final showdown. When he gets roped into it anyway, he takes the only life boat to head back to shore, abandoning everyone else.
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