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"Charles Barker"

Cast: Patrick Swayze (Charles Barker), Travis Fimmel (Ellis Dove)

“The Beast,” starring Patrick Swayze and Travis Fimmel, centers on an unorthodox but effective FBI veteran, Charles Barker (Swayze), who takes on a rookie partner, Ellis Dove (Fimmel), to train in his hard-edged and psychologically clever style of agenting.

In the premiere episode of “The Beast,” 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 being an agent quickly makes him realize that he can no longer maintain normal relationships outside of work. Yet that’s not the worst of it. The rookie is confronted with a larger challenge: An FBI Internal Affairs team feels Barker may have gone rogue and they try to enlist Dove as a double-agent in the bureau's investigation of his mentor. 

Sincere thanks to Lisa who arranged for Sony Pictures Television to send us the photos and information about "The Beast" for use on the website and in our printed magazines with their kind permission.

Thanks also to the team at Sony Pictures Television for sending us "The Beast" trailer with their permission to stream it directly from our website! Enjoy!

Photo credit: Chuck Hodes/Sony Pictures Television