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The Hunter (1980)

The story of professional bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson.

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Cast

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Sheriff Strong
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Rocco Mason
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Bernardo (as Tom Rosales)
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Winston Blue (as Theodore Wilson)
Ray Bickel ...
Luke Branch
Bobby Bass ...
Matthew Branch
Karl Schueneman ...
Billie Joe
Margaret Mary O'Hara ...
Child on Subway (as Margaret O'Hara)
James Spinks ...
Angry Car Owner
Frank Delfino ...
Poker Player
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Storyline

In order to track down bail jumpers, Ralph 'Papa' Thorson goes on a series of routine and not-so-routine searches. Sometimes he takes down his quarry easily. At other times, he's forced to extreme measures which result in the injury or death of a lawbreaker. And then again, there are other moments when his own life is on the line. It's all enough to make Thorson question what he has done with his life. Written by Alfred Jingle

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The incredible true story of Ralph 'Papa' Thorson. He's a modern day bounty hunter and that's what makes him dangerous. See more »


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1 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le chasseur  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film reunites Steve McQueen with Eli Wallach 20 years after they worked together on "The Magnificent Seven". See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Thorson goes to pick up Bernardo, he fires 9 rounds from a Colt M1911 pistol, a pistol which can hold at most 8 rounds. Since he flipped the slide on the pistol, any round in the chamber would have been ejected, so he should have been able to fire but 7 rounds. See more »

Quotes

Ralph 'Papa' Thorson: I don't know what you've been using, Mason, but it's not good for you!
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Connections

Followed by The Huntress: Pilot (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Una voce poco fà
from opera "Il barbiere di Siviglia"
Composed by Gioachino Rossini (as Rossini)
Performed by Pamela Hicks
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The Hunter
7 May 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

There are moments of greatness from McQueen in this, his final picture. That persona of cool that he will always be remembered for is put to the test one more time. The story isn't unique or earth shattering, but die hard fans of the legendary star will not be disappointed.


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