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Shoot to Kill (1988)

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Sidney Poitier returned to the big screen in this action-thriller, after a decade-long absence. When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing... See full summary »

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Cast

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Warren Stantin
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Sarah Rennell
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Norman
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Harvey
Kevin Scannell ...
Ben
Frederick Coffin ...
Ralph
Michael MacRae ...
Fournier
Robert Lesser ...
Minelli
Milton Selzer ...
Mr. Berger
Les Lannom ...
Sheriff Arnett
Walter Marsh ...
Sam Baker
Frank C. Turner ...
Crilly
Sam Hiona ...
Inspector Hsu (as Samuel Hiona)
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Storyline

Sidney Poitier returned to the big screen in this action-thriller, after a decade-long absence. When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin (Poitier) must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the aid of expert tracker Jonathan Knox (PLATOON'S Tom Berenger). The killer has infiltrated a guided hiking trip led by Knox's girlfriend Sarah (Kirstie Alley, at the height of her Cheers fame). Viewers don't know which of the hikers is the killer, and the tension lasts well into the movie. Written by Donny Dollar

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fbi | escape | wilderness | chase | ferry | See more »

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It's about staying alive. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mountain Man  »

Box Office

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$29,300,090 (USA)
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Trivia

In a fight with Tom Berenger, Sidney Poitier says he has been up against the Mafia, the Ku Klux Klan and the KGB. He has: in Let's Do It Again (1975), In the Heat of the Night (1967) and Little Nikita (1988). See more »

Goofs

Knox (Tom Berenger) is in rugged mountain country where they could only get to by hiking 3 days. When they find the dead men in the water, Knox looks up and screams "Sarah." A distant wide shot is shown. At the far right of the trees on the left of the screen, a passing car/truck on a road becomes visible. See more »

Quotes

[Stantin is made to step into a freezing cold stream]
Warren Stantin: Son of a bitch!
Jonathan Knox: What did you say?
Warren Stantin: I said I hate the damn woods!
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Connections

Featured in It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story (1989) See more »

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Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
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An Amazing Adventure in the Wilderness! Totally Underrated!
24 May 2003 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

Its too bad they don't make this movie anymore...it has three great actors (Tom Berenger,Kirstie Alley, and Sidney Potier)..whats better than an FBI agent and an expert mountain man trying to hunt down an expert killer/theif in the mountains/wilderness..as they try to survive various obsticles of nature...


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