GenreDocumentary, Sport Music directorYuri Worontschak CountryAustralia
Release date12 March 2009 (2009-03-12) CastEric Bana (Himself), Jeremy Clarkson (Himself), Jay Leno (Himself) Similar moviesAtlas Shrugged Part I, Disposable Hero: The Brian Deegan Story, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Initial D: Third Stage, Kickstart
Tagline25 Years of Love can't be Wrong
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Love the Beast is a 2009 documentary film directed by Eric Bana, and featuring Bana, Jay Leno, Jeremy Clarkson, and Phil McGraw. It was listed as one of the best automotive documentaries by The News Wheel in 2015.
The film documents the 25-year history of Eric Bana's first car, a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop that he purchased at the age of fifteen for A$1100. In this film, Eric explores the central role that fixing and racing this car has played in his life and the lives of his friends. He describes it as being, "like a campfire for me and my mates". Celebrities Jay Leno, Dr. Phil and Jeremy Clarkson offer opinions on the emotional attachments that some people form with automobiles.
Love The Beast grossed $777,351 at the box office in Australia, the second highest grossing documentary in Australian history.