The Beast of War

The Beast of War
by Kevin Reynolds1h511988United States

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Distributor : Sony Pictures
    • Production Compagny : A&M Films , Brightstar Films
    • Original Music : Mark Isham
    • Editing : Peter Boyle
    • Director : Kevin Reynolds
    • Scenario : William Mastrosimone
    • Photo Director : Douglas Milsome
    • Set Decoration : Shimon Allon, Doron Efrat
    • Costume Design : Rochelle Zaltzman
    • Sound Recorder : David Crozier, Derek Holding, Alan Paley, Paul Smith
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1988
    • French release date : 7 septembre 1988
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : English

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