MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,739 this week

Pursuit (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  12 December 1972 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 151 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 4 critic

A political extremist plans to spread stolen nerve gas in a city where a political convention is being held. Government agents are sent to catch him.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 103 titles
created 31 Mar 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 267 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
a list of 15 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pursuit" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pursuit (TV Movie 1972)

Pursuit (TV Movie 1972) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pursuit.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Choke Canyon (1986)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A "cowboy"-scientist is fighting a corporation who wants to dump atomic waste on a piece of land he has leased.

Director: Charles Bail
Stars: Stephen Collins, Janet Julian, Bo Svenson
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Barney Platts-Mills
Stars: Del Walker, Anne Gooding, Sam Shepherd
Pickup on 101 (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.

Director: John Florea
Stars: Jack Albertson, Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Sheen
Rogue Lion (1972)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Sven Persson
Stars: Brian O'Shaughnessy, Bruce Millar, Victor Melleney
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the... See full summary »

Director: Cinzia Th. Torrini
Stars: John Savage, Rachel Ward, Massimo Troisi
Sci-Fi | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Balch
Stars: Michael Gough, Robin Askwith, Vanessa Shaw
Island Claws (1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight.

Director: Hernan Cardenas
Stars: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Directors: Hans Albin, Peter Berneis
Stars: Claudine Auger, Cecilie Gelers, Eric Helgar
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Flavio Mogherini
Stars: Brigitta Boccoli, Laurent Terzieff, Mario Adorf
Bloodrage (1979)
Crime | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A sexually frustrated young man kills hookers.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: James Johnson, Judith-Marie Bergan, Jerry McGee
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Panic grips a small community after a tanker truck crashes through a fence at a wild animal park, freeing dozens of dangerous beasts.

Director: Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Carol Lynley, Dale Robinette, Billy Green Bush
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Steven Graves
...
James Wright
...
Robert Phillips
...
Dr. Nordman
...
Lewis
...
Timothy Drew
Will Kuluva ...
Dr. Wolff
Hank Brandt ...
Agent
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Captain Morrison (as Quinn Redecker)
...
Second Officer
Joe Brooks ...
Cop
Robert Cleaves ...
Gleason
Walt Davis ...
First Officer
Dan Ferrone ...
Salesman
Sid Grossfeld ...
Stack
Edit

Storyline

A political extremist plans to spread stolen nerve gas in a city where a political convention is being held. Government agents are sent to catch him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 December 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Binary  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Crichton's first directing credit. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Set in Beautiful San Diego, an emergent Terrorist Threat
17 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How this movie doesn't get more acclaim is strange.

The prophetic and imaginative Michael Crichton ("Andromeda Strain", "Coma", "WestWorld" directs his own screenplay. Michael Crichton had a prescience in his vision and this movie is no exception. Getting hung up on setting the movie "in the future" never presented a dilemma for Crichton. He just uses contemporary settings to bring the movie closer to home. The technology may be beyond our means, but it still affects us all today.

The movie stars brilliant and eclectic Ben Gazzara ("The Killing of a Chinese Bookie", "The Big Lebowski"), Storied great E.G. Marshall ("12 Angry Men", "Creepshow"), Prolific Martin Sheen ("Apocalypse Now", "The Dead Zone") and Television guest star William Windom ("Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine", "Escape from the Planet of The Apes").

The musical score is even composed by composer-great Jerry Goldsmith. Its reminiscent of "Hawaii 5-0", "McQ" or "The French Connection" a typical, but lively, 70s-style action cop-show movie background score. I love background scores like this. Its a really good one. The sunset of actual orchestral background scores.

The story revolves around a political activist-millionaire-terrorist who steals a large supply of nerve gas and threatens to release it in San Diego, which is hosting the Republican National Convention.

Sounds simple. The movie is really thrilling for a TV Movie, the story has a familiar contemporary feel, the acting and musical score are good. The movie was filmed in early 1970s San Diego and for anybody who loves or lives in San Diego (like me), the movie is a great archive piece to record how San Diego was 40 years ago. Much more watchable than "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes".

Could the movie have been better? Sure it could. It suffered from low-budget syndrome. Michael Crichton's visionary writing shakes most of the deficiencies the move has and makes this a great TV-Special...certainly one of my top 10-made for TV Movies of all time.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Pursuit (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?