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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Kellogg
Tim Sutcliff - Scott Syndicate
Megan Lawrence
Donna Mitchell ...
Sarah Kellogg
Claude Brooks ...
Bernie Coulson ...
Jeff Ackley
Arthur Cambridge
Joseph Kellogg
William Lanteau ...
Mr. Bauman
Tom Fridley ...
Arnold F. Turner ...
Suggs (as Arnold Turner)
Javier Grajeda ...
Jody Kellogg


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 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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So you come home from school and your parents have moved...
8 October 2008 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one summer camp musical that starts off like a teen comedy but begins to take some turns unexpectedly. Jason Bateman is well cast as a typical young teen kid from a middle class family. He is an adequate musician and he has plenty of friends.

His experiences at summer camp give us an insight into his musical weaknesses and his talent for finding trouble. His life takes a major change just as he is beginning to find some fame as a maybe rock star.

Action begins when the story is only into its first 15 minutes and the audience is taken for an adventurous ride. There is no bad language or nudity. This one is family safe. It is a little scary at times and there are some fine stunts with cars and people. It all looks top notch.

Jason at times reminded me of someone when he smiled or turned his head a certain way during the movie. It took me awhile to recognize who it was he resembled. If anyone is familiar with the smile of Joe Dallesandro during his youthful days, that is the same smile we see on Jason here.

I bought this one at Big Lots for $3. It seems to be part of a big closeout special from M-G-M. Highly recommended at any price.

If you like this I also recommend Emil and the Detectives if you can find it.

Tom Willett

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