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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Good Action TV Movie

Author: kenandraf from Honolulu, Hawaii
12 August 2002



Good action TV movie that delivers what is expected of it.An action movie about the Secret Service defending a U.S.President.Nothing spetacular and not too cheesy either.Just consistent production delivery.Good to see Hannah portray an action role.Only for big fans of Hannah and TV action movies......

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Solid Thriller

7/10
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 January 2009

The Secret Service Agent Alex McGregor (Daryl Hannah) is in charge of the security of President Jonathan Hayes (Gregory Harrison), who is facing problems with a powerful group represented by his vice-president (Ken Camroux) and the entrepreneur and Senator Jack 'J.P.' Hunter (Tom Butler) that helped him to win the elections. Alex's fiancé Grant Coleman (Doug Savant) is a close friend of the president, after saving the life of his daughter Jessica, and he intends to propose Alex. The conspirators leaded by Hunter decide to eliminate President Hayes while in Seattle to inaugurate the cable wire transportation Skytran, and they hire the professional and seductive killer Nina Stahl (Ona Grauer) and her brother and hacker Evan Stahl (Aaron Grain). With part of the Secret Service compromised and serving to the purposes of the Vice-President, Alex faces difficulties to protect the president.

"First Target" is a surprisingly solid thriller made for television that overcame my best expectations. The beginning is exaggerated, with the drill of the agents, but the screenplay develops the characters very well. The gorgeous Daryl Hannah seems to be tailored for this role and has a great performance. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Alvo Principal" ("The Main Target")

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Slick thriller.

10/10
Author: gergen45 from Ireland
3 February 2006

This is a really good made for TV movie. Daryl Hannah turns in a top rate performance. Direction is excellent. The pacing is fast and I never lost interest during the whole movie. There are good supporting performances all round particularly Peter Fleming as Mcall. This went out on TV3 Ireland January 2006, just the tonic for a dull winter's Friday night!. I noticed at the end that it was made in Canada. Usually what we get here from Canada is pretty awful but this one is superior in a whole lot of different departments. If it is low budget it never shows. There are lots of clever twists so anybody could be a bad guy! Watch out for this one!

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Tense, above-average save-the-day action-suspense potboiler.

6/10
Author: 8-Foot from Montgomery Village, Maryland
22 October 2000

Gregory Harrison and Doug Savant return as U.S. President and outdoors adventure guide, respectively, in this sequel to "First Daughter" (1999 TV). Daryl Hannah appears as the take-charge head of the President's Secret Service detail and Savant's love interest. This time, it's the president who's the target of one or maybe more assassins, and again it will be the outdoorsman, not the Secret Service, who facilitates the save. Naturally.

Almost to excess, there is treachery all over the place---the details won't be divulged here---but then you have to grudgingly admire the reaching. Consequently, dead bodies abound as the action takes off early and proceeds to its suspenseful conclusion. Production values are first rate.

In the end, this potboiler is a better way to kill time than most of its ilk. Let's hope that our country never faces the situation depicted here.

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Watchers of technical details will wonder why a brand new aerial tramway has peeling paint; also, how you can have doors turning into splintered bullet-hole sieves without endangering participants in a Secret Service training exercise.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

First Target was a great movie

10/10
Author: erikwhyte from United States
11 January 2009

I never noticed that before, but I guess you have to really sometimes look for the small things. Besides it's a movie and I guess mistakes have to come once in a while, that's life. But overall, it was a great movie, that unfortunately hasn't come to DVD yet, so I hope since "First Shot" has, this one will finally make it. Sort of having your cake and eating it too. Peace-out! Hollywood would make a lot of money (like if they need it????) if they released most/all TV shows. I'm still wait for "The Third Twin" from novelist, Ken Follettt, "Sole Survivor" from novelist, Dean Koontz. All these were amazing TV movies and I hope they will come soon to DVD.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

The President (Gregory Harrison) Becomes a Target

Author: Niki Minc from Australia
24 January 2003

First Target is a cute rewatchable TV movie that is 2nd in a series of 3 TV movies starring Gregory Harrison as the President. This is the only one of the series where the 2nd leading character Alex-(The head of the Secret Service' Protection detail for the President) is not played by Mariel Hemingway, but in fact by Daryl Hannah. The 2 other movies in the series are: First Daughter - 1999 and First Shot - 2002.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

The President (Gregory Harrison) Becomes a Target

Author: Niki Minc from Australia
24 January 2003

First Target is a cute rewatchable TV movie that is 2nd in a series of 3 TV movies starring Gregory Harrison as the President. This is the only one of the series where the 2nd leading character Alex-(The head of the Secret Service' Protection detail for the President) is not played by Mariel Hemingway, but in fact by Daryl Hannah. The 2 other movies in the series are: First Daughter - 1999 and First Shot - 2002.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

knockout

10/10
Author: carl ludwig
18 October 2000

this film rocked - feature quality. tbs are treating us well with a show like this. daryl hannah as an action hero, who would have thought. also a very sexy opening - the sequel to this is going to be fun.

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

First rate...

10/10
Author: goldfinger2a-2 from Yorkshire UK
27 September 2001

This is a film of the best kind, not to much slush, and action all the way, unfolds well, and keeps the interest right to the END!

The fact that beaside Darryl Hannah as the star all the other actors are unknow or not well known this side of the pond, and that what makes it an excellent film.....l got it on video and watched it twice in the same day and that is something l don`t often do...

I can really recommend this film, first rate.

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Pretty Basic

Author: Brian Crawford (b.crawford@volcano-hawaii.com) from Hilo, Hawaii
28 March 2001

Not much to say for itself other than the fact that Darryl Hannah, and more importantly, Ona Grauer, are both in it. No pic of Ona here at IMDB, but there should be. This is blond deliciousness at its best: evil and sultry! Otherwise it has a bit of unbelievable action scenes with a weak plot line linking the secret service babe's (Hannah)boyfriend as the President's fishing buddy. Save it for a VERY rainy day!

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