The Beast of War

TitleThe Beast of War
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsReynolds, Kevin
Running Time111 min
Date Released09/16/1988
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish, Pashto

This cult classic explores both sides of the Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989). A Soviet tank unit led by Commander Daskal (George Dzundza) destroys a village in Afghanistan in 1981. Taj (Steven Bauer), a member of the village, vows revenge and pursues him, along with the mujahideen. Meanwhile, the radical Daskal turns violent against his unit when he murders the tank crewman (Erick Avari) for his Afghan ethnicity and leaves tank driver Koverchenko (Jason Patric) to be killed by the mujahideen. Taj, however, offers Koverchenko sanctuary for his assistance against the unit.

Alternate TitleThe Beast
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