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Escape 2000 (1982)
"Turkey Shoot" (original title)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  October 1983 (USA)
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Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.

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Cast

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Paul Anders
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Michael Craig ...
Charles Thatcher
Carmen Duncan ...
Jennifer
Noel Ferrier ...
Secretary Mallory
Lynda Stoner ...
Rita Daniels
Roger Ward ...
Chief Guard Ritter
Michael Petrovitch ...
Tito
Gus Mercurio ...
Red
John Ley ...
Dodge
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Griff
Steve Rackman ...
Alph
John Godden ...
Andy
Oriana Panozzo ...
Melinda
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Storyline

In the near future, after an unspecified holocaust, survivors are herded into prison camps. There, they are hunted for sport by the leaders of the camp. Paul, one of the newest prisoners, is determined not to go down as quietly as the others. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Hunting is the national sport...and people are the prey! See more »


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October 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escape 2000  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Despite flopping critically and financially in the US and Australia, when it was finally released in the UK (amidst a major blizzard) the film broke box office records, recovering much of any losses made. See more »

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Stage hand visible fanning flames during the final tracking shot of the brushfire (2.35:1 version only). See more »

Quotes

Charles Thatcher: One of you has been foolish enough to try to leave us before his re-education was completed. In my view this is treason, and will be treated as such. You will remember our motto: 'Freedom is obedience, obedience is work, work is life'. Well, now understand once and for all that the reverse is also true, 'Disobedience is treason, treason is a crime, crime will be punished!'
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Ludicrous, over the top action, in other words good exploitation entertainment ......
28 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is no coincidence that "Turkey Shoot" a.k.a. "Escape 2000" has a prison camp warden named Thatcher. For whatever reason the film played big in Margaret Thatcher's England. A nice assortment of women and men political prisoners are brainwashed and routinely tortured in Prison Camp 97. Although apparently an attempt was made to market this as "black comedy", it is really some sort of hybrid women in prison, hunted in the jungle combination. It has the required nude shower scene, along with lots of meaningless shooting and explosions. The actual turkey shoot pits armed evil types against unarmed resourceful prisoners. Although the whole thing makes little sense, there is plenty of over the top action, and for some unknown reason "Turkey Shoot" is strangely entertaining. - MERK


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