The Beast of War

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  • R
  • Genre(s): War Drama
  • Release year: 1988
  • Running time: 111 min
Afghanistan, 1981, and the Soviet Union is locked in a futile and bloody battle with the Mujahedeen 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). read more
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Afghanistan, 1981, and the Soviet Union is locked in a futile and bloody battle with the Mujahedeen 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). The tyrannical tank commander Daskal (George Dzundza) wreaks havoc on a peaceful Afghani village, pushing the moral boundaries of the tank driver, Koverchenko, (Jason Patric) to the limits. Sensing mutiny, the psychotic Daskal abandons the disenchanted tanker to die in the desert at the hand of rebels, only to find he's sealed his own fate.

Original Release

09/07/1988

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Cast

Don Harvey Kaminski
George Dzundza Daskal
Jason Patric Konstantin Koverchenko
Kabir Bedi Akbar
Stephen Baldwin Anthony Golikov
Steven Bauer Khan Taj
Erick Avari Samad
Shoshi Marciano Sherina (as Shosh Marciano)
Yitzhak Ne'eman Iskandar (as Itzhak Babi Ne'Eman)
David Sherrill Kovolov
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Kevin Reynolds

Writers

William Mastrosimone

Cast

Don Harvey Kaminski
George Dzundza Daskal
Jason Patric Konstantin Koverchenko
Kabir Bedi Akbar
Stephen Baldwin Anthony Golikov
Steven Bauer Khan Taj
Erick Avari Samad
Shoshi Marciano Sherina (as Shosh Marciano)
Yitzhak Ne'eman Iskandar (as Itzhak Babi Ne'Eman)
David Sherrill Kovolov
Chaim Jeraffi Moustafa (as Haim Gerafi)
Moshe Vapnik Hasan
Claude Aviram Sadioue
Victor Ken Ali
Avi Keedar Noor
Osnat Mor Young Girl
Rami Heuberger Helicopter Co-Pilot (as Ramy Heuberger)
Avi Gilor Khahzaman (as Avi Gil-Or)
Roberto Pollack Shahzaman (as Roberto Pollak)
Beni Baruchin Afzal

Producers

Gil Friesen Executive Producer
Dale Pollock Executive Producer
John Fiedler Producer
Christopher Dalton Producer

Editors

Peter Boyle

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