MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,309 this week

Pursuit (1972)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  12 December 1972 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 159 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 3 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) (as John Lange) ,
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 301 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 393 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 335 titles
created 1 month 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 5.9/10

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... 

Beyond Westworld (TV Series 1980)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The security chief of an android manufacturing company must stop a mad scientist using the failed theme park's androids for his own ends.

Stars: Jim McMullan, James Wainwright, William Jordan
Westworld (1973)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin
Futureworld (1976)
Thriller | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two reporters, Tracy and Chuck, get a message from a third one who discovered something about "Futureworld" and was killed before he could tell anyone about it. They visit Futureworld to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Harvard graduate transports a load of marijuana from Boston to Berkeley, California.

Director: Paul Williams
Stars: Howard Gardner, Robert F. Lyons, Ellen Barber
Rage (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An accidental nerve gas leak by the military kills not only a rancher's livestock, but also his son. When he tries to hold the military accountable for their actions, he runs up against a wall of silence.

Director: George C. Scott
Stars: George C. Scott, Richard Basehart, Martin Sheen
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of scientists investigates a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Atomic holocaust is not the only plague that threatens our future. New York City, 2012 A.D.: In a devastated world, one tired man finds a reason to fight.

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Yul Brynner, Max von Sydow, Joanna Miles
Pickup on 101 (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 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
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Vladimir Kulich
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Clyde Ware
Stars: Tillie Allen, Dick Barton, Jim Boles
That Certain Summer (TV Movie 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Experimental movie in which the director takes the 1971 movie The Andromeda Strain and runs it backwards, shot by shot.

Director: Anne McGuire
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  »

Filming Locations:


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

 
good thriller
20 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

E.G. Marshall is a political activist who intends to release nerve gas into San Diego, where the Republican national convention is being held. Ben Gazzara and his team are assigned to capture him and stop the gas from being stolen.

Written and directed by Michael Crichton, this was a low-budget TV movie, though it deserved better. What's always interesting about any films with a political slant -- even back to 1930 -- is that politics haven't changed, and most of the time, the speeches and situations remain timely. This movie is no different. Just listen to what E.G. Marshall has to say.

It was wonderful to see Ben Gazzara, William Windom, Joseph Wiseman, and a baby-faced Martin Sheen in this - all of them were very prevalent in the TV of my youth, as was Jim McMullan, who had dark hair then.

Very suspenseful.


0 of 0 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:
?