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Open Season (1974)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  August 1974 (USA)
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Three young men take a young woman and a middleaged man to an isolated cabin, where they are terrorized in different ways.


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Credited cast:
Cornelia Sharpe ...
Nancy Stillman
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Hal Wolkowski
Helga Liné ...
Didi Sherman ...
Concha Cuetos ...
May Heatherly ...
Alicia Rennick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simón Andreu ...
Jerry Boudreaux ...
Frank Braña
Jaime Doria
Mabel Escaño ...


Three Vietnam vets have become so conditioned to violence that they have developed psychotic tendencies. They kidnap people, brutalize them, then turn them loose and hunt them like animals. However the father of one of their earlier victims is plotting a vicious revenge against them. Written by Jonathon Dabell <>

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victim | cabin | hunting | manhunt | kidnapping | See more »


Meet Ken, Gregg and Art. Two weeks each year they get away... with Everything!


Action | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

August 1974 (USA)  »

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Open Season  »

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ESP 35,587,591 (Spain) (3 September 1999)

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Veteran Spanish actor Simón Andreu is credited with the role of "Barman" in the cast listing during the credits of all three of the English-language versions, but his performance not actually present in any of those prints in the versions which have turned up on home video. See more »


When Ken and Artie climb the bluff, Ken is carrying a bolt action rifle. But after they split up and Ken returns to the lodge, he enters the cabin carrying a pump action shotgun. The rifle is never seen again. See more »


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Written and Sung by John Howard
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I'd like to see this come out on DVD!!

This film was actually not bad, for it's genre! A group of hunters abduct a couple, (A young female and middle-aged guy) They take them up into the wilderness and subject them both to humiliations and abuse. The girl is coerced into having a night of sex with the men. She becomes a sexual toy for them as she tries using her womanly charms to avert what she slowly begins to realize is a deadly game unfolding. Before too long, the men turn the couple loose in the woods and tell them they will be hunted like animals. Seems the men, all Vietnam vets who having returned from the war, no longer get a thrill hunting animals after hunting "The real thing!" The plot has been done before, but it works here, the film is enjoyable, suspenseful and at times titillating! I am really hoping this comes out on DVD. I watched this on late night TV years ago, and later found a badly done pre-recorded copy. It's not a classic film! But it's well worth a look if you like this genre!

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