!!The film

* AdoredByTheNetwork: ''Two'' networks used to play this movie a lot: {{Creator/HBO}} ("[[FunWithAcronyms Hey, Beastmaster's On]]!") and Creator/{{TBS}} ("The Beastmaster Station"). Magazine/TVGuide even said that ''Series/TheBeastmaster'' had been shown ''somewhere'' in the country, every day between January 1, 1989 and December 31, 1989.
* FollowTheLeader: The film is clearly imitating the success of Arnie's run as ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', hence why it disposes of all of the plot Andre Norton's ''science-fiction'' novel ''Literature/TheBeastMaster'', which involved a clash between settlers on a human colony world and the local natives, investigated by the Beastmaster (named Hosteen Storm, not Dar). About the only thing that remains is a guy with a psionic link to a bird of prey, two ferrets (meerkats in the original book) and a large cat.
* VindicatedByCable: The film's notoriety from frequent airings on cable led to sequels and a TV show spin-off.