The Beast (1988)

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Afghanistan, 1981, and the Soviet Union is locked in a futile and bloody battle with the Mujahadeen guerrillas. Separated from their patrol, the crew of a Russian T-62 tank engages in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the local insurgents led by Taj (Steven Bauer from TRAFFIC). The tyrannical tank commander Daskal (George Dzundza from CRIMSON TIDE) wreaks havoc on a peaceful Afghani village, pushing the moral boundaries of the tank driver Koverchanko (Jason Patric from THE LOST BOYS) to the limits. He must make the ultimate choice: to be true to his country or to his heart

Filled with spectacular action sequences, this film is a realistic document about men at war and the effect war has on the human conscience. It portrays fighting men who, under severe stress, manage to find a common humanity amid death and destruction ...

An epic of modern warfare, handsomely produced and superbly executed.
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Starring
George Dzundza
Jason Patric
Stephen Baldwin
Steven Bauer
Directed by
Kevin Reynolds
Music
Mark Isham
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
War 1988 105:19 576i (PAL) 2 4
Video
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (192Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (192Kb/s), Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (192Kb/s), Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
Extras
Trailer-Casualties Of War; From Here To Eternity, Filmographies-Cast & Crew
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