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
It's about staying alive.
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Called "Deadly Pursuit" in the UK. Because of the recent massacre in Hungerford, where Micheal Ryan had gone on a shooting rampage killing around dozen people and injuring a number of others, it was thought to be in bad taste to release a film with "shoot" in the title. See more
When Steve shoots at Sarah as she runs across the road he has a nickel-plated pistol. In subsequent scenes his weapon is blued. See more
[Out of breath
You need some more rest.
No, I don't!
[Knox is getting up, ready to keep hiking and Stantin pulls him back down
*I* need some more rest!
Referenced in Six Degrees of Separation
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Written by Harold Arlen
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