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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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"Underrated"
30 March 2004 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

Convicted murderer Harry Lomart (Oliver Reed) escapes from prison with cell mate Birdie Williams (Ian McShane) in order to kill his wife (Jill St John) who has been unfaithful and has got herself pregnant in the process.

Violent and brutal crime drama in the wake of "Get Carter" (1971) which benefits from the direction of Douglas Hickox who manages to stage some exciting action scenes. The script by Alexander Jacobs is at times difficult to follow but the cast of British TV regulars such as Edward Woodward, Frank Finlay, Mike Pratt and Freddie Jones also contribute to the enjoyment of this meaty but underrated thriller. The prison scenes were lensed in two real Irish prisons giving the film a genuine sense of realism. Reed, McShane and St John all score in their roles.


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