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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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality and violence. | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

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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Puzzled
11 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't give a rating to this VHS film, not because it isn't a high-calibre thriller with excellent performances by the cast, but I saw the original Television series and I was puzzled after watching the tape. I bought the VHS because I remembered what a stunning (not perhaps by today's standards) series it was and wanted to see it again. It had a lot of holes in it--the VHS version. I was happy to read the comment by Peter22060 - February 25, 2007. I knew there had to be at least an hour of material missing because the film on the tape version gave no reasonable idea of how or why Sally Crain was a nut-case. Some idiot(s) got the rights to copy the series and even though it retains the remains of an excellent film, it had the guts removed. Thus we have a central character manipulating the highest agencies and politicians in this country with no real idea of what is driving her. Thank you Peter22060. I wish I had copied the original.


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