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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Toby Kellogg: They don't care about me... and I don't care about them
Toby Kellogg: [Addressing his now abandoned home] Well goodnight
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Mid-80's television thriller with Jason Bateman
23 November 2014 | by (Ohio/PA border) – See all my reviews

Released to TV in 1988, "Moving Target" is a mystery/thriller about a teenager (Jason Bateman) who unexpectedly comes home to California from music camp in Michigan only to find his parents' home deserted, including all the furniture. What happened? Chynna Phillips plays the maybe-girlfriend and the always-reliable Tom Skerritt co-stars as the father.

Being a TV movie, there are obvious breaks for commercials but, other than that, this is a solid drama/thriller, particularly if you like the cast. Everything about the movie screams mid-80 – the electronic drums, the haircuts, the clothes. This in itself is entertaining. Anyway, it's nothing great, but it works for what it is.

The film runs 100 minutes and was shot in S. California.

GRADE: B


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