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Moving Target (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  8 February 1988 (USA)
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A teenage musician goes on the run from killers and the police when he returns home to find his home empty and his family gone.

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Toby Kellogg
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Dobbins
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Tim Sutcliff - Scott Syndicate
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Megan Lawrence
Donna Mitchell ...
Sarah Kellogg
Claude Brooks ...
David
Bernie Coulson ...
Jeff Ackley
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Arthur Cambridge
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Joseph Kellogg
William Lanteau ...
Mr. Bauman
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Weinberg
Tom Fridley ...
Darrin
Arnold F. Turner ...
Suggs (as Arnold Turner)
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Lopez
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Jody Kellogg
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Toby Kellogg is an aspiring musician, who's sent off to music school over the summer. Not wishing to stay away from his band and potential girlfriend, he slips away late one night, where soon after police storm his sleeping dorm in looking for him. He returns home, expecting further grief from his folks and disappointment from his kid brother David, only to find his family is nowhere to be found, in fact house is completely devoid of all it's contents...in-short abandoned. He isn't aware that his father stumbled across a mafia conspiracy and has been spirited away along with his wife and son, by witness protection program. But none of that matters know since an ace assassin has just gunned down his closest friend in mistaken identity and is now back to correct his goof. Written by ???

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teen movie from the '80s
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Had to see this because of love Jason Bateman, Tom Skerrit, and Chynna Philips, and I always like to see Jack Wagner. How could I miss with "Moving Target"? Answer: I didn't. It's actually a good action film. Bateman plays Toby Kellogg, a teen musician with a band whose parents send him to Interlochen Music Camp against his will. Unbeknownst to him, the Justice Dept. is investigating the office where his father (Skerrit) works, and his dad is somehow involved.

Toby has chosen Megan Lawrence (Chynna Phillips) to replace him in the group and, while at Interlochen, he sees that they've made the newspaper. Excited, he leaves Interlochen early. When he gets home, the place is empty; his family has disappeared.

Toby tries to get info, but there are people after him. One is a mob hit man (Wagner) who wants to kill him, and the other faction is people from the Justice Department who want to help him. He doesn't know that, though, so he's running from everyone.

I really enjoyed this film. It's not Citizen Kane but it is entertaining, with a good performances, particularly by the young Bateman.


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