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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:
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Ken
Cornelia Sharpe ...
Nancy Stillman
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Greg
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Art
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Martin
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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
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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>

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

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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August 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Recon Game  »

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

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 »

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 »

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Written and Sung by John Howard
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Formerly titled "Open Season"
18 February 2001 | by (Mesa, AZ, USA) – See all my reviews

Out of the comments I have read about this movie, including the locations where the movie was supposedly shot, it appears that someone did not do their homework, or has not done much traveling. I saw this movie at a theater when it first came out, and recognized the scenery immediately. As the guys were headed out on their vacation, it showed them crossing the Mackinac Bridge, which separates lower Michigan from the upper peninsula, as they were obviously headed for Canada on their hunting trip. Whether the rest of the movie was shot in Canada is questionable, and the bridge may have been a "file shot" which is why it wasn't mentioned in the shooting locations. I have been wondering for years why this movie isn't mentioned in most of the lists of his movie credits. Good, bad, or indifferent, I for one, would like to see it again, just for old times sake. Please... would someone release this on video or DVD?!


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