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Sitting Target (1972)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1972 (UK)
Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

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Escaped convicts Harry Lomart (Oliver Reed) and Birdy Williams (Ian McShane) are lying low before they prepare to skip the country. However, Lomart can't control his rage at being cheated by his wife, Pat (Jill St. John), whilst he was inside, so he decides to kill her and her secret lover before he goes. This causes all sorts of complications to their escape plans. Written by Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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YOU ARE LOOKING AT AN ANIMAL! A woman is his target...No cage can hold his lust for revenge. See more »


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The prison sequences were filmed in the abandoned Kilmainham Jail in Dublin, which was also used for " The Italian Job" and " Mcvicar". See more »

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Birdy Williams: The spirit is weak, Harry. Flesh even weaker.
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Featured in Adam & Yves (1974) See more »

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The unlovables
5 June 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

A dramatic story of revenge and doublecrossing, as a criminal breaks out of jail and set out to kill his cheating wife. Just an appetizer for that great Michael Caine-thriller "Get Carter"(1971) from which it seems inspired. Not surprisingly -like "Carter"- in the end no one seem to win, reminding us on that old saying about digging your own grave. But it does have it's moments; like the escape scene, the biker cops and the laundry, and the car wrecking scene. A fine cast as well, including Edward Woodward as the cop out to protect St.John from Reed's wrath.


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