The Beast

Season 1
 (516)
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The mischievous Barker hazes Dove as they go undercover on their first case to infiltrate a weapons smuggling ring. Barker brilliantly manipulates situations, constantly tests his new partner's abilities, and pushes him to delve deeper into the roles of the undercover characters he creates. Although Dove takes a liking to Barker, the new job takes its toll on him. The stress and danger of bein...
Starring
Patrick SwayzeTravis FimmelLindsay Pulsipher
Genres
DramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 100 - The Beast Pilot
    January 14, 2009
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The series begins with veteran FBI Agent Charles Barker (Patrick Swayze) and rookie Ellis Dove (Travis Fimmel) as a newly paired crime fighting duo. Barker trains Ellis in his hard-edged and psychologically clever style of agenting. Meanwhile, tension arises when Ellis is asked to help investigate his partner.
  2. 2. Two Choices
    January 21, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    This week, Barker (Patrick Swayze) and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) are faced with a big shipment of drugs that are due to land any minute. The mastermind behind the shipment is Jimmy Casserly (guest star, Michael Vieau), a big time drug lord and pimp who makes his money selling drugs and sex. However, when it is discovered that a member of the Chicago PD has a personal vendetta against Jimmy, Barker...
  3. 3. Nadia
    January 28, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    This week's episode features Barker (Patrick Swayze) and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) have discovered that the American dream has turned into a nightmare for a group of young Romanian women who have been turned into sex slaves. The man behind this, Roman Petrescu (guest star, Vincent Ventresca), the son of a Romanian ambassador, who uses his father's power as a shield to protect himself and his opera...
  4. 4. Infected
    February 4, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    This week, Barker (Patrick Swayze) and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) race against time when they are faced with a binding dilemma. When top level jewelry business woman Susan Redman's (guest star, Victoria Tennant) young son becomes infected with a strange and deadly disease, the perpetrators withhold the name of the disease in exchange for 10 million dollars worth of jewels. Meanwhile Ellis' estrange...
  5. 5. The Bitsy Big-Boy Boomeroo
    February 11, 2009
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Barker (Patrick Swayze) and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) must escort May Nan Hung (guest star, Jodi Long), a foreign nuclear scientist that is set to testify at a government hearing. They must outwit U.S and international interest to protect Nan and the information she holds. Meanwhile, Ray (Larry Gillard Jr.) intensifies his pressure on Ellis as the mysterious investigation of Barkers heats up.
  6. 6. Hothead
    February 18, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Barker (Patrick Swayze) must face his past and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) must infiltrate a mysterious corporation in search of an ex agent gone bad. Meanwhile the lines that separate right and wrong become blurred as Barker and Ellis use unconventional ways of digging up the truth. Ray (Larry Gillard Jr.) drops by to pay Ellis a visit and remind him of who he's really working for.
  7. 7. Capone
    February 25, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    hen Barker (Patrick Swayze) goes undercover to infiltrate a drug operation, he crosses paths with an undercover DEA agent Capone (Guest Star Lou Diamond Phillips). Ellis (Travis Fimmel) also goes undercover to find the murderer of a Chicago policeman. Although Barker and Ellis are working on two different cases, they may be somehow related in an unexpected twist.
  8. 8. Mercy
    March 4, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When three homeless Iraqi veterans are murdered the exact same way, Barker (Patrick Swayze) and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) turn to the head of Veterans Administrations, Dr. Eli Blake (guest star, John Heard), for some assistance. Not getting exactly what they are looking for, Barker goes undercover as a vet on the streets to dig up the truth behind the mysterious murders. Meanwhile, Ray (Larry Gill...
  9. 9. The Walk In
    March 18, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a top tier mathematics professor Dr. Warren Shelby (Guest Star David Pasquesi) is suspected of selling complex numerical secrets to the Chinese government, Barker (Patrick Swayze) quickly puts Ellis (Travis Fimmel) to work as an undercover grad student. But when it is discovered that Dr. Shelby's students may be solving more than just math problems, the investigation takes an unpredictabl...
  10. 10. Tilt
    March 25, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Barker (Patrick Swayze) and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) are assigned to disband an illegal underground poker ring that has stakes in the millions, the duo take up the art of poker in order to bust the players and the operation. The plot thickens as Barker's past collides with the present.
  11. 11. My Brother's Keeper
    April 8, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Barker (Patrick Swayze) and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) investigate two Chicago mob brothers- Jackie (guest star Chris Kramer) and Tommy (guest star Hans Fleischmann) Doherty they must use persuasive efforts to take down one in their close knit family. The head of the clan Tommy Doherty Sr. (guest star Dean Hill) is supposedly deceased but his spirit lives on beyond the grave. In order to bring...
  12. 12. Counterfeit
    April 15, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The spotlight is on Barker (Patrick Swayze) after he is accused of killing a suspect in an undercover operation. After months of undercover work, Ray (Larry Gillard Jr.) has been taken off the case against Barker and head FBI agent Alan Robiceaux (Guest Star Francis Guinan) has taken over. Ellis, (Travis Fimmel) must trust his instinct and decide between Barker or the agency because only one s...
  13. 13. No Turning Back
    April 22, 2009
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Barker (Swayze) gets a break in a case he's followed his entire career but never put to rest, and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) by his side, tries to find the six people involved in the crime before they find him.

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Producers
Cory ConcoffSteven PearlAllan LoebVincent AngellWilliam RotkoJohn Romano
Season year
2009
Network
A&E Television Networks
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Carol P.Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Still looked rough and tough
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I purchased and watched this series after Patrick Swayze had died. Knowing he was battling a terrible cancer while filming this made me appreciate all the more what a terrific job he did playing Charles Barker. He looked and acted as rough and tough as he always did in his other action movies. This was his last film effort, sadly, but he sure went out on a high note. He is missed, and he was loved for all the excitement, and romance he gave to his audiences over the course of his career. And he is remembered for his warrior like courage in battling cancer. What an inspiration, what an example, and what a loss for all of us. All that being said, the series was a good one. Travis Fimmel was a good choice for co-star. The two of them played against each other, and with each other so believably, one could see the chemistry between them. If you're a Swayze fan, go ahead, take a chance, you won't be disappointed.
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Movie LoverReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good show, but Sony release better than Mill Creek
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My rating is for the DVDs as I bought both the Mill Creek release and more recently the original Sony release. The Sony DVD release is better as it has 3 discs instead of two, which means there is more compression on this Mill Creek release in effort to fit all the episodes on only 2 discs. The Sony release also has a 5.1 audio track along with a Spanish and Portuguese language track. It also includes Spanish and French subtitles, while this version only has an English stereo track and no subtitles. Lastly, the Sony release contains extra behind the scenes features while this release is just the show. I’ve included some pictures comparing the two.
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melmeisterReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great series cut short.
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A good series that was cut short by the untimely passing of Patrick Swayze. The intense dramatic opening really grabs you and sets the pace for the series development. Had he not died, it would be interesting to see the direction the series would take. It was very jarring to see Patrick in a role which really tasked his depth as an actor, rather than the face roles he had played in the past. This is gritty and intense. Totally an opposite from expectation. And he carried it well. Evoking the viewers emotional involvement, I wondered if I should like him or hate him or excuse him. I still don't know. Rest easy Patrick.
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Betty ForesterReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
PATRICK SWAYZE SHOWS WHAT A PERFECTIONIST IS REALLY WAS. IT'S FANTASTIC SERIES.
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Patrick Swayze out does himself in this series. One of the best cop series & so many actors making cameo appearance. This was the last show before this super tough super actor pass away . It's shows he was a perfectionist to the end. If your feeling sickly just watch what Swayze does , with all the pain he was in he never showed it. You'll be ashamed of yourself.
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JeanneReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
... for myself because Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite stars and I wanted to be able to
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Have watched it before but bought it for myself because Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite stars and I wanted to be able to watch it again when I wanted. A totally different Swayze style but is a great series. I am just sorry that he didn't live to be able to continue this series. A wonderful actor.
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Ama-happy-MAC!Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
RIP Patrick Swayze
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I watched my mother die of pancreatic cancer also, and honestly I haven't had the strength to watch it yet. I loved him- he was a great actor and I was so saddened by his illness and death. I have seen the TV series when it was on- it was his last work, folks, his very last work. It's hard to see the cancer progress as you watch it, but you do. Look at it this way, you're paying tribute to his memory.
ClaireReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great swan song for Swayze!
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This is a terrific and entertaining show that is presented wonderfully in dvd. There is not a lot of bonus material with Patrick Swayze for obvious reasons. His work on this remains like all his previous work- perfect. He was an incredible actor and it amazes me that he worked on this series while he battled pancreatic cancer. The show's characters and sub-plots are interesting while also keeping in line with the central story arc of the season: is he a rogue FBI agent or not? This is a great story and Swayze should've earned some awards or at least some nominations for his role as the troubled FBI agent. There are many labels one could attach to his character, but he was, unfortunately, not allowed enough time to evolve. Like the actor who portrayed him, he was gone too soon... An added bonus is to see Lou Diamond Phillips star in an episode with Swayze.
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DianaReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love PS!!
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Good show and the fact he was so sick and did this so awesomely is amazing! A light taken too soon!
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