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Savages (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Thriller  |  11 September 1974 (USA)
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Ben Campbell, a 22 year old gas station attendant in a small desert town, is looking to make some extra money. He is surprised when Madec, a wealthy lawyer, asks him to be his guide in a ... See full summary »

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Horton Madec
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Ben Campbell
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George Whiting (as Noah Beery)
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Sheriff Bert Hamilton
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Deputy Les Hanford
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The Doctor (as Jim Chandler)
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Ben Campbell, a 22 year old gas station attendant in a small desert town, is looking to make some extra money. He is surprised when Madec, a wealthy lawyer, asks him to be his guide in a hunting trip in the desert. When Madec accidentally shoots a prospector, he is fearful of what it will do his reputation, and decides to eliminate the only witness, Ben, who is forced to go on the run. In addition to being hunted by Madec, Ben must also contend with the harsh desert elements. But if he does make it back to town alive, will anyone believe his story? Written by Ronos

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He's found the perfect prey...a young defenseless human

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Chasse tragique  »

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This story was remade into 'Beyond the Reach (2014)' Starring Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine. See more »

Quotes

Horton Maddock: I tried to tell you. You could have ten thousand dollars now. Look what you've got.
Ben Campbell: You're really enjoying this aren't you?
Horton Maddock: I'm a hunter, Ben.
Ben Campbell: And I'm your trophy.
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Andy Griffith as a bad guy?
30 October 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie must have shocked a lot of people when it first came out because it was Andy Griffith's first villain role. He has since played several other "baddies" (such as in Murder In Coweta County his best). There was a story I read in high school called The Most Dangerous Game about a mad hunter with a taste for human prey. This grim chase thriller follows Andy as he hunts his young guide through the desert after an accidental shooting. Griffith must have had a ball shedding his image. This is one of those 70s films that is hard to catch today, but its worth your watch.


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