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8 November 1985 (USA) See more »
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It began with his mother's kidnapping. And ended with deadly intrigue. [UK Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(9 articles)
Director & Actor Teams: The Overlooked & Underrated (Part 2 of 2)
 (From SoundOnSight. 14 July 2013, 2:16 PM, PDT)

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 (From The Film Stage. 8 September 2012, 1:03 PM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Hackman ... Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter

Matt Dillon ... Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter

Gayle Hunnicutt ... Donna Lloyd
Randy Moore ... Tour Director
Ilona Grübel ... Carla (as Ilona Grubel)
Tomas Hnevsa ... Henke
Jean-Pol Dubois ... Glasses
Robert Ground ... Marine Sergeant
Véronique Guillaud ... Secretary American Consulate
Charlotte Bailey ... Receptionist
James Selby ... Ross
Ray Fry ... Mason

Josef Sommer ... Taber
Jacques Mignot ... Madison Hotel Clerk
Robert Liensol ... Cafe Vendor

Guy Boyd ... Clay
Ullrich Haupt ... Older Agent
Viktoriya Fyodorova ... Lise
Werner Pochath ... Young Agent
Catherine Rethi ... Nurse
Richard Münch ... Colonel
Jany Holt ... Proprietress Marie Louis Mansion
Herbert Berghof ... Schroeder
Jean-Pierre Stewart ... Ballard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dean Denton ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Gabrielle Scharnitzky ... Check-In Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Howard Berk 
Don Petersen 
Leonard Stern  story

Produced by
David Brown .... producer
Bernard Sofronski .... executive producer
Richard D. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
Jean Tournier 
 
Film Editing by
Richard P. Cirincione 
Stephen A. Rotter 
 
Casting by
Gene Lasko 
 
Production Design by
Willy Holt 
 
Set Decoration by
Gabriel Béchir 
 
Costume Design by
Marie-Françoise Perochon 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Max Guérin .... hair stylist
Paul Le Marinel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Claude Albouze .... unit manager
Bernard Farrel .... production manager
Uwe Petersen .... production manager: Germany
William Watkins .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gene Lasko .... second unit director
Vincent Macheras .... second assistant director
Alain Tasma .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
René Albouze .... property master
 
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound mixer
Richard Bats .... sound mixer
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor
Dan Lieberstein .... sound editor
Peter Odabashian .... sound editor
Paul Trejo .... sound editor
Steven Visscher .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
René Albouze .... special effects
 
Stunts
Claude Carliez .... stunt coordinator
Michel Carliez .... stunt double
Jo Cote .... stunt double (as Joe Cote)
Fred Culbertson .... stunt double
Fabrice Houy .... stunt double (as Fabrice Huoy)
Michel Julienne .... stunt coordinator
Rémy Julienne .... stunt coordinator
Gérard Moisan .... stunt double (as Gerard Moisan)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Fontanilles .... gaffer
Etienne George .... still photographer
Joachim Scholz .... electrician
René Strasser .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Richard Friedlander .... apprentice editor
Jack Garsha .... color timer
William Kruzykowski .... assistant editor
William S. Scharf .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Clifford Carter .... musician: synthesizers (as Cliff Carter)
Norman Hollyn .... music editor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Robbie Kondor .... musician: synthesizers
Jay Rifkin .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Fred Culbertson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Jacqueline Gamard .... script supervisor
Gene Lasko .... special consultant
Jette Sorensen .... production accountant
Claudine Strasser .... script supervisor assistant
 

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117 min
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Third and final of three collaborations between actor Gene Hackman and director Arthur Penn. The others were Night Moves (1975) and Bonnie and Clyde (1967).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Driving fiat uno up the stairs at the Hamburg harbor, Chris loses the front bumper, but the bumper is then back in place.See more »
Quotes:
Chris Lloyd:Did you kill people?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Arthur Penn (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lost In LoveSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
average thriller, 18 April 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

From 1985: "Target," directed by Arthur Penn, stars Gene Hackman and Matt Dillon as father and son.

"Target" concerns the abduction of Walter Lloyd's (Hackman) wife while she is in France with a tour group. Lloyd understands the implications immediately, but his son Chris (Matt Dillon) doesn't: Someone is after Lloyd, or information in his possession. Father and son leave immediately for Europe to find her. There, Chris learns information about his father that he never knew. And that's all I can say without giving the game away - which, if you've seen a lot of these films, is pretty apparent.

The problem with "Target" is in the beginning of the film, which has a TV-movie feel to it. Plus, despite locations in Paris and Germany later on, the beginning has a cheap feel to it due to the music and credits, not to mention some trite dialogue and the usual "try to get to know your son while I'm away" speech. It's a bad set-up.

Gene Hackman is terrific as Walter, and Matt Dillon is fine as his son. The standout performance, in my opinion, is by the great acting guru and Broadway star Herbert Berghof in a rare film appearance toward the end of the movie. There are some excellent European actors as well, including the Russian actress Viktoriya Fyodorova.

If not for the beginning, which threw me off, this would have been a better film.

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