The Beast

The Beast (1996)

They said it was safe to go back in the water. They were wrong.

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • First Air Date: 1996-04-28
  • Last Air Date: 1996-04-29
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 88 min.
  • Production Company: Universal Home Entertainment
  • Networks: NBC
  • Director: Jeff Bleckner
star 6.3/10
From 70 Ratings


Mysterious deaths and unexplained disappearances begin to occur in the small seaport village of Graves Point. When a large, strange claw is discovered on an empty raft washing up on the shore, marine biologist Dr. Herbert Talley identifies it as belonging to a rare giant squid.

  • Keywords: sea, based on novel or book, monster, creature feature, giant squid
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    The Beast Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1996-04-28
    2 Episodes

    The Beast Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Pilot60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Two Choices60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Nadia60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Infected60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Bitsy Big-Boy Boomaroo60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Hothead60 min
    Season 1Episode 7Capone60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Mercy60 min
    Season 1Episode 9The Walk In60 min
    Season 1Episode 10Tilt60 min
    Season 1Episode 11My Brother's Keeper60 min
    Season 1Episode 12Counterfeit60 min
    Season 1Episode 13No Turning Back60 min
    • William Petersen

      as Whip Dalton
    • Karen Sillas

      as Lt. Kathryn Marcus
    • Charles Martin Smith

      as Schuyler Graves
    • Ronald Guttman

      as Dr. Herbert Talley
    • Missy Crider

      as Dana Dalton
    • Sterling Macer Jr.

      as Mike Newcombe
    • A.J. Johnson

      as Nell Newcombe
    • Larry Drake

      as Lucas Coven
    • Murray Bartlett

      as Christopher Lane
    • Laura Vazquez

      as Hadley
    • Robert Mammone

      as Ensign Raines
    • Chad Tyler

    • Kenneth Radley

      as James
    • Robert Echols

    • David Webb

    • Marshall Napier

    • Les Hill

    • Charlton Hill

    • David Field

    • Laurence Coy

    • David Argue

    • Helen O'Connor

    • Angie Milliken

    • Alan David Lee

    • Bruce Alexander

    • Scott McRae

    • Matt Day

    • Justin Monjo

    • David Whitney

    • Joe Petruzzi

    • Tyler Coppin

    • Francine Bell

    • Kyra Stempel

    • Rick Adams

    • Andrea Cunningham

    • Margie McCrae

    • Andrew Hill

    Writing J.B. White Teleplay
    Directing Jeff Bleckner Director
    Writing Peter Benchley Novel
    Costume & Make-Up Lesley Vanderwalt Makeup Department Head
    Camera Peter McDougall Underwater Camera
    Camera Geoff Burton Director of Photography
    Art Philip Worth Construction Coordinator
    Directing Pamela Willis Script Supervisor
    Art Owen Paterson Production Design
    Crew Mike Cherrie Stunt Coordinator
    Art Colin Gibson Art Direction
    Sound Gary S. Gerlich Sound Effects Editor
    Crew Terry Lee Pilot
    Production Mary V. Buck Casting
    Costume & Make-Up Cassie Hanlon Makeup Artist
    Sound Robert Ulrich ADR Editor
    Camera Leilani Hannah First Assistant Camera
    Sound Stan Jones Music Editor
    Visual Effects Bart Mixon Special Effects Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Margot Wilson Costume Design
    Sound Don Davis Original Music Composer
    Editing Tod Feuerman Editor
    Production Susan Edelman Casting
    Sound Harry E. Snodgrass Sound Designer
    Visual Effects Gene Warren Jr. Visual Effects Supervisor
    Sound Bob McNabb Dialogue Editor
    Sound Elliott Koretz Sound Effects Editor
    Production Julia Ritchie Production Manager
    Sound Norval D. Crutcher III Dialogue Editor
    Sound William Hooper Sound Effects Editor
    Sound Richard LeGrand Jr. Supervising Sound Editor
    Directing Colin Fletcher First Assistant Director
    Camera Jasmine Yuen Carrucan Second Assistant Camera
    Camera Jonas Juhanson Grip