An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.
Alan J. Pakula
The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller... See full summary »
A clever fortune-hunter with a penchant for murder does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife and manages to get away with it. After an investigation results in a decision of 'accidental ... See full summary »
Byron Orlok is an old horror-movie star who feels that he is an anachronism. Compared to real-life violence, his films are tame. Meanwhile, Bobby Thompson goes on a killing spree... Written by
Gary Couzens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Aside from background music played on a car radio, there is no musical soundtrack for the movie. See more »
When Bobby is picking up his guns when running from the tower (after shooting the workman) he fumbles and hit with one of his feet his Smith & Wesson Model 29 caliber .44 Magnum revolver (this is clearly readable by stop-frame and zooming the scene) making it fall from the edge. The revolver is the at rest, that is, with his hammer down. In the next shot the weapon appears, when it falls and splashes into a pool of muddy water at the base of the tower, it can be seen it is now cocked (the hammer fully rear, ready to shoot) a mechanical change that is impossible to happen by any chance due to the fall. See more »
Order some breakfast, would you Jenny?
[Hungover after a night of drinking with Orlok]
Oh, I couldn't eat on an empty stomach.
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I had been reading about this movie for thirty years and after renting it from the incomparable MOVIE MADNESS I can only say I wish I had seen it sooner. It really stands out as an exceptional example of low-budget exploitation cinema. Peter Bogdanavich shows an amazing sense of pace and control in his first film. I will be buying this excellent DVD with the hilarious and fascinating commentary by the director; he is an amusingly droll fellow and if any of his other films contain commentaries as lively and enjoyable as TARGETS then i am going to be the first in line to rent DAISY MILLER. Just kidding. But that doesn't make me any less impressed with TARGETS. It truly is a first rate thriller that still has a remarkable power. This is one of the very first "modern" psycho films. Bravo to Bogdanovich and company for this one. Very well done.
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