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Silent Hunter (1995)

R  |   |  Action  |  28 March 1995 (USA)
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An ex-cop hiding out in the wilderness after his wife and child were killed in a shoot-out finds he has another shot at the criminals when they show up to rob a timber operation.

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Jim Parandine (as Miles O'Keefe)
Peter Colvey ...
Bo
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Dewey
Lynne Adams ...
Anna
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Laura
Frank Fontaine ...
Eli
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Sheriff Mantee
Louis Pharand ...
Max
Michael O'Reilly ...
Howard Milner
Sam Stone ...
Zac Johnson
Cindy Ellis ...
Carol
Erika Rafuls ...
Kathy
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Bud
Brandon Cheatham ...
Chris
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Mike Mazzone (as Anthony Giamo)
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A hardened, relentless cop (Jim Parandine) is pushed to the edge when his family is murdered by some criminals. He becomes a recluse in the mountains, where years later, the same criminals end up to rob a bank. Jim uses his Navy Seal training and police experience to hunt down the criminals one by one and get vengeance for his loved ones. Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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At 10,000 feet Silence is Deadly!

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28 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Cazador silencioso  »

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Jim Parandine: Lately I've been having a hard time turning off being a cop.
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YOU'RE A LONG WAY FROM HOME
by Raymond C. Fabi and Mark Hillard
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More Wood in actors than in Forest
4 August 2000 | by (Newberry, Florida) – See all my reviews

There are few movies in which all actors can be said to be wooden. This is one of them. Even the kids at the birthday party at the beginning seem to be reading of cue cards. Have you ever seen kids look enthusiastic when they really are not? Here is your chance. The only actor who brings any presence to the film is Fred Williamson, veteran actor of blaxploitation classics such as Black Ceaser. He reprises these roles right here, in particular the swinging ladies' man.

The plot basically revolves around an ex-seal and cop nearly gets killed after watching three criminals kill his daughter and wife in Miami. He recovers and moves to be a hermit-like mountain man in some northern state. Until, as in such movies often happens, the criminals come to that VERY SAME town and he gets the chance to extract his revenge.

Despite poor sound, poor action, wooden acting, and implausible set-ups. Here is where this film breaks down. It takes two-thirds of the movie to set up the avenger hunting them down one-by-one. The wrap-up is too fast, he needs Fred to take them down, and it elicits sympathy for the crazed killers in much the same way other thrillers make you care for innocent victims. The only high part is the cheesy 80s power ballad as our hero walks away triumphant, but suddenly alone (what happened to Fred?).


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