History Film / TheBeast

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.
29th Nov '15 10:25:07 PM DrOO7
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The beginning of the novel spends a ''lot'' of time discussing the nearly-20 year marriage of the couple out sailing. Presumably to make the reader really feel the loss when they're killed by the creature/
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The beginning of the novel spends a ''lot'' of time discussing the nearly-20 year marriage of the couple out sailing. Presumably to make the reader really feel the loss when they're killed by the creature/

** Karen to Marcus in the book. And later, a young woman named Stephanie, who he hits it off with. Adding insult to injury, it seems he might finally be ready to let go of Karen and embark on a relationship with Stephanie, only for her to get killed by the squid.
29th Nov '15 10:23:21 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.

* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
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* DevelopingDoomedCharactersDevelopingDoomedCharacters: The beginning of the novel spends a ''lot'' of time discussing the nearly-20 year marriage of the couple out sailing. Presumably to make the reader really feel the loss when they're killed by the creature/

* DevelopingDoomedCharactersEvilDetectingDog: A dog seems to sense the squids presence and barks ferociously.

* KickTheDog: A dog winds up in the water and encounter the squid. The trope is averted in this instance, however. The dog manages to escape, with his unknowing family wondering why he's all wet and hiding under the car.
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* KickTheDog: A dog winds up in the water and encounter encounters the squid. The trope is averted in this instance, however. The dog manages to escape, with his unknowing family wondering why he's all wet and hiding under the car.

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* KickTheDog: A dog winds up in LaserGuidedKarma: Manning gets killed by the water squid after not killing it because he wants to put it on display, and encounter Graves gets killed after cowardly abandoning everyone on the squid. The trope is averted in this instance, however. The dog manages boat to escape, with his unknowing family wondering why he's all wet take the only life raft and hiding under the car.head back to shore.

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* KickTheDog: A dog winds up ** Karen to Marcus in the water book. And later, a young woman named Stephanie, who he hits it off with. Adding insult to injury, it seems he might finally be ready to let go of Karen and encounter the squid. The trope is averted in this instance, however. The dog manages to escape, embark on a relationship with his unknowing family wondering why he's all wet and hiding under Stephanie, only for her to get killed by the car.squid.
2nd Mar '15 12:01:53 AM TheDoomSong
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* InNameOnly: The film changes so much of the material that the only things they pretty much share are a giant man-eating squid and the main character being named Whip.

* TheLostLenore: Whip's wife, who loved to dive, died at sea at the Admiral Burnham wreck, which is why he so adamantly refuses to take two young divers there even though they offer a substantial payment.
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* TheLostLenore: Whip's wife, who loved to dive, died at sea at the Admiral Burnham ''Admiral Burnham'' wreck, which is why he so adamantly refuses to take two young divers there even though they offer a substantial payment.

* ShoutOut: At least one TV critic likened the abovementioned 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 abovementioned above-mentioned scene with the dog to the one in {{Jaws}}. The difference being that this time, the canine survived.
24th Mar '14 10:49:55 PM DrOO7
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** Whip's wife is also alive and well throughout the novel. * DevelopingDoomedCharacters

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* ShoutOut: At least one TV critic likened the abovementioned scene with the dog to the one in {{Jaws}}. The difference being that this time, the canine survived.
31st May '13 11:02:52 PM GREGOLE
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That's kind of the opposite of reasonable.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Graves' assistant Jameson. Near the beginning when Whip finds the life raft from the opening's victims and Schuyler uses his port authority to confiscate it, he lets Whip maul the hell out it with large grapnel hooks. --> '''Jameson:'''Of course... I don't know the state it was in when you found it, or what kind of damage it sustained in your efforts to retrieve it.
7th May '13 12:24:12 PM SpideyTerry
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* BlackBestFriend: Mike to Whip * BlackDudeDiesFirst: Not only averted overall, but during one squid attack, Mike is the only one to survive.

* KickTheDog: A dog winds up in the water and encounter the squid. The trope is averted in this instance, however. The dog manages to escape, with his unknowing family wondering why he's all wet and hiding under the car.

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* ShutUpKirk: As Whip lectures and belittles him about his rich background, Graves hits back with: -->"What, I'm supposed to feel guilty because I didn't drop out of school and go broke like you did?"
28th Jan '13 2:58:50 PM barretxiii
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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Graves only facilitates action against the squid to be rid of it and return Graves Point to prosperity. ** During the climax [[spoiler:Osborn Manning reveals he didn't poison the squid as planned, but sedated it so he could put it on display.]]
28th Jan '13 2:48:47 PM barretxiii
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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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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After it's been revealed that [[spoiler:the beast was not poisoned but sedated and might wake up soon]], Graves takes the only life raft and high tails it, leaving everyone else at the mercy of the beast.
28th Jan '13 1:35:00 PM barretxiii
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A 1996 made for TV-movie adaptation of Peter Benchley'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 Peter Benchley's 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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