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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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Nasty but compelling
23 January 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There were a number of brutal thrillers made in Britain in the early 70s ("Get Carter" and "Villain" were others) and this may be the nastiest of the lot. There are few likeable characters and a lot of unpleasant violence in the film, although it can boast a strong cast and stylish direction from the underrated Hickox, who made the excellent (if equally violent) "Theatre of Blood" the following year.


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