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The Beast

release date 12 June '92

U rated certificate
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From the director of "FANDANGO," comes an action-adventure set during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. It is told from the perspective of a Russian tank crew being stalked by freedom fighters after their village is attacked. The drama centers on one of the Russian soldiers who, in his conversation with an Afgan rebel leader, struggles to find a common humanity within their divergent cultures. Featured players include Steven Bauer as the Afgan, Jason Patric as the young soviet and George Dzundza as the tank commander. This picture is based on William ("Extremities") Mastrosimone's play, "Nana Wa Tai" ("Welcoming Guests, Mercy and Revenge"), which was staged in Los Angeles in 1986.

genre(s):  Drama
director:  Kevin Reynolds
film cast:  George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, Don Harvey, Stephen Baldwin
certificate:  U
distributor:  ICA Projects
running time:  109 Mins

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