Love the Beast

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Love the Beast
Ford XB Falcon Hardtop, similar to Bana's "Beast"
Directed byEric Bana
Produced byEric Bana
Matt Hill
Peter Hill
StarringEric Bana
Jay Leno
Dr. Phil
Jeremy Clarkson
Tony Ramunno
Andrew "Temps" Templeton
Jack Vukoja
CinematographyRod Pollard
David Rose
Edited byConor O'Neill
Music byYuri Worontschak
Release date
  • 12 March 2009 (2009-03-12)
Running time
92 minutes

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.[1]


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.[2] He describes it as being, "like a campfire for me and my mates".[3] Celebrities Jay Leno, Dr. Phil and Jeremy Clarkson offer opinions on the emotional attachments that some people form with automobiles.[4] [5]

Box office[edit]

Love The Beast grossed $777,351 at the box office in Australia.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cool Car Cinema: 11 Best Automotive Documentary Films, Ranked". The News Wheel. Reynolds and Reynolds. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Movie Review1". Empire. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Official Movie Trailer". Pickup Truck Pictures. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Movie Review2". View London. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  5. ^ Simon Major (9 June 2019). "Love The Beast (2009) - Ripper Car Movies Twenty-five years of love can't be wrong". WhichCar. Wheels Media. Street Machine. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  6. ^ "Top 100 documentaries in Australia of all time". Screen Australia. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2011.

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