The Beast (1988)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, Combat Films  |   Release Date - Sep 16, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - Germany, United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

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 him through this crisis. Meanwhile, one of Dzundza's men (Jason Patric), abandoned and left to die by his demonic commander, joins the Afghan cause. Filmed in Israel, The Beast (aka The Beast of War) was adapted from a play by William Mastrosimone.



war, abandonment, battle [war], criminal, enemy, false-accusation, POW/MIA, rebel, resistance, revenge, tank-battle, treason