A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.
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 »
Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, ... See full summary »
Mason, who lives on the streets, wants to cease his life when on the same day his two best friends die: His dog and an older man with whom he shared his food and roof. Just in time Cole, from a charity organization, can prevent his suicide and also offers him a quite well paid job as servant for a hunting party in the Rocky Mountains. Mason accepts the job and flies with them to a hut in the wilderness where they prepare everything for the four rich businessmen who want to hunt something special. Mason does not yet know that he is the victim of their sports that should lead to the basic insticts of man, but they did not count with his cleverness... Written by
The landing strip and cabin seen in the movie is actually Lake Wenatchee State Airport, which is very close to civilization, the exact opposite of the fictional location in the movie. See more »
When Wolfe Sr. is shooting at Mason in the dark he empties the magazine of his semi-automatic. There are sounds of him pulling the trigger and the hammer falling on empty chambers as if the gun is empty but it can be seen that the slide is locked back and therefore the trigger would not be able to operate the hammer. See more »
[as Mason goes to his hotel room]
Hey, you wash yo' nasty ass before you get in that bed... you make sure you wash yo' nasty ass.
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Mason (Ice-T) is a homeless man searching for Redemption after the lost of his family, his only friend and his dog. But Mason is recruited by a band of wealthy hunters (Rutger Hauer, Charles S. Dutton, John C. McGinley, William McNarama, Gary Busey and Oscar-Winner:F.Murray Abraham) as a guide for the Pacific Northwest. But Mason finds himself to be the target by these perverse mens. Which this hunters are obsessed with this cruel sport.
Directed by Ernest Dickerson (Bones, Bulletproof, Tales from the Crypt Presents:Demon Knight) made an action-packed thriller. This has good performances by the cast with some memorable sequences. This slightly underrated film was an box office disappointment and it was similar theme with John Woo's "Hard Target". Which it was release a year before.
DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer (also in Pan & Scan) and an fine-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD also includes the Original Theatrical Trailer and Cast & Crew information. This is a must for action-fans. They will find plenty to enjoy in this thriller. Written by Eric Bernt (The Hitcher "2007", Romeo Must Die, Virtuosity). (****/*****).
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