Love the Beast

Love the Beast

Love the Beast

Documentary from Australian superstar Eric Bana (Chopper, Hulk, Star Trek) about his 25 year love affair with one car – his 1974 Ford GT Falcon Coupe named 'The Beast'.

Filmed over two years, we follow Bana as he and some friends enter 'The Beast' in the grueling Targa Tasmania Rally. But tragedy strikes, and the man hell bent on conveying how much he loved his car had just destroyed it. From inside the race car to the surreal world of the red carpet, Eric faces this drama and seeks out guidance from personalities such as Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear), Jay Leno and Dr Phil.

2009Rating: M, contains violence and offensive language92 minsAustralia
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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

The documentary follows the history of the car and its various incarnations, and we follow Eric as he talks to a disdainful Jeremy Clarkson (always good copy) who points out how it's quite normal to have an emotional relationship with a car, and the contempo guru on life, Dr Phil. I could have done without Dr Phil.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Even if you're only vaguely aware of the comedian-turned-Hollywood-star and think of the automotive industry as nothing more than purveyors of transportation, Love The Beast has the mellow glow of affectionate nostalgia for the kind of solid construction and steadfast mateship increasingly hard to come by in these prefab times.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Despite being a vanity vehicle, care of Bana, it has plenty of high-horsepower charm to go with it. Top Gearheads should love it.

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