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The Hunter (1980)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Papa Thorson
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Dotty
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Sheriff Strong
Richard Venture ...
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Rocco Mason
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Bernardo (as Tom Rosales)
Teddy Wilson ...
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:

A vadász  »

Box Office

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Steve McQueen arrived at one of locations used for the film, he was checked into a really nice hotel with all the amenities available at the time. When he found out that the crew was staying in a cheaper motel nearby, he checked out of the hotel and stayed in the motel with the crew. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the chase with the Branch Brothers through the corn field, they come face to face with Papa in the Combine Harvester on the road. The Trans-Am goes into reverse and the sound of tyres squealing on asphalt is heard. However, they are on a gravel road. 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

Referenced in La balance (1982) 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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Steve McQueen
18 May 2004 | by (london) – See all my reviews

No nasty words about this film, i was in the cinema on it's release and at the end of the film the manager came out to inform everyone {it was a packed house} that Steve McQueen sadly passed away, i still remember that moment 24 years on....the film my not be his greatest but i loved it......... I have since seen it a number of times and will continue to sit through whenever it's shown on TV. Steve McQueen, it's good to be in the same room as him, even if it is via the wonders of science. So enjoy the moment when you do see this film, or enjoy them again, if you have seen it, i would loved to have been on set with the great guy himself.


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