History Film / TheBeast

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.
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/



* EvilDetectingDog: 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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* LaserGuidedKarma: Manning gets killed by the squid after not killing it because he wants to put it on display, and Graves gets killed after cowardly abandoning everyone on the boat to take the only life raft and head back to shore.


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** 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.
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