Target (1985)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  8 November 1985 (USA)
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Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter
Donna Lloyd
Randy Moore ...
Tour Director
Ilona Grübel ...
Carla (as Ilona Grubel)
Tomas Hnevsa ...
Jean-Pol Dubois ...
Robert Ground ...
Marine Sergeant
Véronique Guillaud ...
Secretary American Consulate
Charlotte Bailey ...
James Selby ...
Ray Fry ...
Jacques Mignot ...
Madison Hotel Clerk
Robert Liensol ...
Cafe Vendor


Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when he was growing up. But when his mother is kidnapped while in Europe, to Chris's confusion, Walter suddenly turns into a man of action. Just who is his father anyway. Written by Brian W Martz <>

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Agente doble en Berlín  »

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The name for the former mission was "Operation Clean Sweep". See more »


When Chris leaves the US embassy in Berlin, he takes a mercedes cab. He does not change cabs but the used cars change several times and one of them has even French registration plates. See more »


Walter Lloyd: I hope you're not going to fool around because I have a lot of things to do.
Donna Lloyd: You mean Miss Twinkle Tits in banking?
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That Old Black Magic
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
Sung by Billy Daniels
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Formula but still exciting
8 December 2006 | by (DeKalb, Illinois, United States) – See all my reviews

OK; it IS a bit trite, but still an edge-of-the-seater nonetheless. Surprises galore to keep your imagination occupied, though thriller buffs will predict most of them. I found that part of the fun: keeping score of how many "surprises" i anticipated. Still, the denouement packs punch and satisfies. Great performances by most of the cast, esp. Hackman, who always has that knack of being 'perfect' for the part, doesn't he? and Damon, very apt in this early role. The art direction is superb, the location shooting very convincing. If you like thrillers/whoodunits you WILL be entertained. I gave it only a 7 because reading Sartre is probably a better use of two hours....

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