A Vice-Presidential candidate's been shot. Now an investigation ensues, and the investigator discovers that there's a conspiracy going on. And not only that, people in the President's staff... See full summary »
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1988  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Allen ...
 Maurice (3 episodes, 1988)
Gregory Avellone ...
 Stage Manager (3 episodes, 1988)
(3 episodes, 1988)
Helen Backlin ...
 Landlady (3 episodes, 1988)
Gale Baker ...
 Nurse (3 episodes, 1988)
Rachel Bard ...
 Mother Superior (3 episodes, 1988)
Bobby Baum ...
 Newsseller (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 SWAT Captain (3 episodes, 1988)
Arell Blanton
(3 episodes, 1988)
William Bogert
(3 episodes, 1988)
Wendy Bowers ...
 Stevie's Assistant (3 episodes, 1988)
Geoff Brewer ...
 SWAT Officer (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Announcer (3 episodes, 1988)
Wendy Brokaw ...
 Calla Ross (3 episodes, 1988)
Beecey Carlson ...
 Gertie (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 TV Host (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
Joseph Chapman ...
 Rodgers (3 episodes, 1988)
Susan Childs ...
 TV Newsperson (3 episodes, 1988)
Danny Daniels
(3 episodes, 1988)
John Walter Davis ...
 Larry Harris (3 episodes, 1988)
Patrick DeSantis ...
 Shooting Gallery Guy (3 episodes, 1988)
Nike Doukas ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Mrs. Harriet Fallon (3 episodes, 1988)
Paul Elder ...
 Wine Captain (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Dr. Aronowitz (3 episodes, 1988)
Kathy Fleig ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
Geoffrey Forward ...
 Government Agent (3 episodes, 1988)
Brian Frank
(3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Tim (3 episodes, 1988)
Mary Gregory ...
 FBI Cashier (3 episodes, 1988)
Ted Hayden ...
 Arlen Amory (3 episodes, 1988)
(3 episodes, 1988)
Chris Lane ...
 TV Anchorman (3 episodes, 1988)
Brad Laughlin ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
(3 episodes, 1988)
Diana Lewis
(3 episodes, 1988)
Ryan MacDonald
(3 episodes, 1988)
(3 episodes, 1988)
Lynette Mettey ...
 Elaine Rose (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
Mark Phelan ...
 SWAT Officer (3 episodes, 1988)
Beverly Piper ...
 FBI Woman (3 episodes, 1988)
Eric Poppick ...
 Vanderpool (3 episodes, 1988)
Roosevelt Richard
(3 episodes, 1988)
Marion Scherer ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
Fred D. Scott
(3 episodes, 1988)
Chuck Sloan ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
Bunny Summers ...
 Dolores (3 episodes, 1988)
Robina Suwol
(3 episodes, 1988)
Ron Tank ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1988)
D. Paul Thomas
(3 episodes, 1988)
(3 episodes, 1988)
...
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Karin Woodward ...
 Bar Maid (3 episodes, 1988)
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Storyline

A Vice-Presidential candidate's been shot. Now an investigation ensues, and the investigator discovers that there's a conspiracy going on. And not only that, people in the President's staff are also plotting to make sure that he gets re-elected, and they are prepared to go to any means necessary. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The only thing more dangerous than his politics ... is the woman behind them.

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Rated R for sensuality and violence. | See all certifications »
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30 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Target: Favorite Son  »

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(3 parts) | (VHS) | (3 parts) (TV)

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1.33 : 1
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Despite receiving critical acclaim, Target: Favorite Son has not yet been released on DVD. See more »

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Followed by Mancuso, FBI (1989) See more »

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Absolutely Fabulous. Loggia's performance is more subtle than Clint Eastwood.
25 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My how lucky I was to have taped this off of NBC television back in 1988. The real time for this mini-series is four hours and 23.5 minutes. My Beta recording was still perfect after 19 years. I am writing this at 4:12 AM. I could not leave my television set until the production ended. The casting of Ronny Cox and John Mahoney was also perfect. I enjoyed this movie even though I could see bits and pieces from movies as diverse as DAVE and THE DEAD ZONE. James Whitmore gives his role a very sincere and strong performance. Harry Hamlin who portrays a "scrungy" US Senator leaves you with the feeling that you should wash your hands if you had shaken his hand. Linda Kozlowski's performance throughout the film is very remarkable. Her final scene with Lance Guest as agent David Ross glues the viewer to the television. I hope that the producers re-release the mini-series in its entirety. I noticed that a VHS tape was available, but that only ran 115 minutes instead of the full 264 minutes.


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