MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,987 this week

Open Season (1974)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  August 1974 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 367 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 8 critic

Three young men take a young woman and a middleaged man to an isolated cabin, where they are terrorized in different ways.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 282 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 847 titles
created 17 Feb 2014
 
list image
a list of 18 titles
created 11 Jun 2014
 
a list of 53 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 18 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Open Season" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Open Season (1974)

Open Season (1974) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Open Season.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Since the death of his mother, Pascal, ten years old, spends his holidays with his father, the rich Laurent Segur. One day, when diving near the shores of Corse, an aircraft falls into the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young
Stars: William Holden, Virna Lisi, Bourvil
The Sell-Out (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While vacationing in Lebanon, a former secret agent finds he has been marked for assassination.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Oliver Reed, Richard Widmark, Gayle Hunnicutt
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A timid, withdrawn woman meets a man she believes is finally the love of her life, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam
Certificate: GP Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey whom are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Michèle Mercier
The Penthouse (1967)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three thugs--Tom, Dick and Harry (a woman)--break into the penthouse apartment of an adulterous couple and proceed to terrorize them, but as it turns out, things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Suzy Kendall, Terence Morgan, Tony Beckley
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit
Two People (1973)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Evan Bonner is an army deserter who returns home to deal with the fallout of his actions. He becomes distracted when he meets attractive model Diedre McCluskey, thinking he's fallen in love.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Peter Fonda, Lindsay Wagner, Estelle Parsons
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A heist force attempts to rob the diamond mine facility.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda, Hugh O'Brian
High-Ballin' (1978)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.

Director: Peter Carter
Stars: Peter Fonda, Jerry Reed, Helen Shaver
The Revengers (1972)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean,... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fonda
Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Verna Bloom
The Lion (1962)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Young Tina lives with her mother and stepfather on a wildlife reserve in Kenya. While her stepfather believes this is a wonderful environment for her to grow up in, her mother becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: William Holden, Trevor Howard, Capucine
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Ken
Cornelia Sharpe ...
Nancy Stillman
...
Greg
...
Art
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Martin
...
Hal Wolkowski
Helga Liné ...
Sue
Didi Sherman ...
Helen
Concha Cuetos ...
Joyce
May Heatherly ...
Alicia Rennick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simón Andreu ...
Barman
Jerry Boudreaux ...
Niño
Frank Braña
Jaime Doria
Mabel Escaño ...
Waitress
Edit

Storyline

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 <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

Release Date:

August 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Recon Game  »

Box Office

Gross:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The interior scenes inside of the hunting lodge were all filmed on a soundstage at Pinewood Studios in England on a life-sized set. The opening scenes at Kenny's house and the exterior scenes on the island were all filmed on location in Spain. Additional "highway" scenes were probably filmed in Northern Michigan by a 2nd unit crew. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Run Rabbit Run
Lyrics and Music by Noel Gay and Ralph Butler
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

amazing editing and photography
9 October 2002 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

This film is a revelation in terms of editing technique, the use of stills right in the middle of the action (this is 1974, a long time pre-John Woo)and several passages of pretty associative editing. The photography is stunning with spectacularly framed images. There is a very thought-out way of using sound, with a change of perspective (from clos up to a wide shot and vice versa) that is counteracted by the sound - a lot of close-up conversation takes place on wide shots. and finally, because some folks think this is boring - the way the topic of the movie - the use of humans as living targets - is introduced is pretty compelling - the audience is not given a clue, or a well-worded plan - we are kept just as informed as the victims, and when seeing the movie for the first time, stuff like putting the chain on the woman in the kitchen really comes as an awful surprise - yet Fonda delivers this as if it was routine as usual (which it obviously is for his character) - thrilling stuff. They did a lot of experimenting with editing and imaging in the 70s which should not be lost. this movie should be put on dvd!


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
looking for widescreen uncut version of OPEN SEASON mr-norman-bates
Read The Book Instead, If You Can Find It..... jimmy19029
why rated 'r' jswirb
Anyone know if the rumor is true...? roscoewrite
Script cjhemet
Open Season German DVD release andydroon
Discuss Open Season (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?