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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The killer's identity is not revealed until midway through the film. He attempts to evade detection by killing a member of a hiking expedition and taking his place. To keep the audience guessing as to the true identity of the villain, some of the hikers were played by actors known for playing bad guys: notably Clancy Brown
, Frederick Coffin
, and Andrew Robinson
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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
[when Stantin complains over the differences between the country and the city
Tell me something; What would you miss, beside telephones?
Referenced in The Hunted
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Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
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