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The rich and ruthless rancher Brandt Ruger keeps his beautiful young wife Melissa like a part of his property, subdued to his will. But one day she's kidnapped by the famous outlaw Frank Calder - just to teach him reading, so he tells her. Calder doesn't know or care who's wife she is. He takes care of her well, and eventually Melissa falls in love with him. But Ruger feels humiliated. Full of hate, he sets out to kill him - and Melissa too, if necessary. Together with his friends and the newest technology in guns, which carry 800 yards, he initiates a battue on Calder and his gang. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The first of three films that Candice Bergen made with Gene Hackman in the 70s, the others being the equally reviled The Domino Killings (1977) and the much more acclaimed Bite the Bullet (1975). Although they only share a handful of scenes in this film, Bergen is on record as saying she learned more about film acting from Hackman in their films together than from any other quarter. See more »
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THE HUNTING PARTY is really good, but it seems, that everybordy is saying bad things about it. Maltin´s home Movie Guide rate it as a BOMB, but whats really the BOMB is Maltin. It´s a cool flick about an outlaw (Reed) who kidnappes rich farmers (Hackman) wife, but soon find himself attracted to his beatyfull hostage, while he finds himselv mercyless hunted by the enraged husband. But the film has much more to offer, than just the the dark gloomy atmosphere and hardcore violence: It´s also very much about who is good and who is evil. Just because your on the right side of the law, doesn´t per se make you a good person. Basically it is a film about evil, how easily good can be destroyed by evil. THE HUNING PARTY is violent, but it´s not, as often claimed, violent without sense. It´s a pre-Lucasian reminder to us all; STAY AWAY FROM THE DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE, and it´s a damn good one too.
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