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.
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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 »
After dinner, Doc Hawkins offers Mason a full pack of cigarettes with a few of the cigarettes sticking out of the top of the packet holding the lid open by placing it on the table. In the next shot when Doc Hawkins pushes the packet closer to Mason the packet is half empty with no cigarettes sticking out . See more »
[Aiming the gun at Burns]
[Unloads the gun, discards bullets.Drops the gun and starts walking away]
[Burns gets up, picks up the gun, sees one bullet and loads it]
It's my lucky day. Hey, Mason!
Burns, there's something you should always do when you find a gun.
[Close up of gun, camera pulls in tight: we see barrel is obstructed]
[Burns fires - the gun explodes, killing Burns instantly]
ALWAYS check the barrel.
[Walks off into distance]
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This was New Line Cinema's 1994 response to Universal Picture's 'Hard Target'(1993). Though the character development and plot played out much better and the movie reviews prove this is the better movie to watch, it is no doubt that it is very close in story line to the Van Damme film.
A Seattle strung out alley man, down on his last stroke of will is given an opportunity to bring his life around in finance and come out on top for once. The catch is he is to be in the company of a group of poachers on a trip away from the mainland. The Seattle man agrees and is greeted with mostly open arms at a private cabin somewhere in the open Pacific wilderness. He finds out the next day he's to run for his life or end up as a formaldehyde trophy head.
The action is quite intense and brings into play thoughts of what a person might try to do if they were put into the same position.
Using an excellent cast and a decent story development this movie is definitely one worth renting a few times or even adding to your video collection.
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