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Ben Campbell, a twenty-two-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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Based on the novel "Deathwatch", in which the hunted man is actually forced to run around in the desert naked. See more »

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Horton Maddock: You're not thinking, Ben. I'm a lawyer. I have influence and I have money. Do you have any idea what they'll do to you for killing that old man and mutilating the only witness - a cripple?
Ben Campbell: You're no more a cripple than I am.
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Andy Griffith is Fantastic
9 January 2001 | by (Arizona, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie a couple times and enjoyed it. Andy Griffith plays a a great role as a psychopath stalking a young man through the desert and mountains. This is the only time I have seen Andy Griffith play a bad guy, and he did it to a tee. I would highly recommend this film if you can ever catch it on TV.


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