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The Hunted (2003)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  14 March 2003 (USA)
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An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

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In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam, a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After Hallam brutally slew four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell turns to L.T. Bonham-- the one man who may be able to stop him. At first L.T. resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled murderers. But when he realizes that these recent slaying is the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him. Accepting the assignment under the condition that he works alone, L.T. enters the woods, unarmed--plagued by memories of his best student and riddled with guilt for not responding to Aaron's tortured letters to him as he began to slip over the edge of sanity. Furious as he is with his former mentor for ignoring his pleas for help, Aaron knows that he and L.T. share a tragic bond that is unbreakable. And, even as ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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In This Game Of Hide And Seek, If You're It... You're Dead. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$90,375 (Brazil) (22 August 2003)

Gross:

$190,769 (Brazil) (12 September 2003)
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David and Peter Griffiths screenplay was a hot item in Hollywood. Optioned by producer James Jacks, the film did not go into production until Paramount agreed to finance the picture as a directing vehicle for William Friedkin. See more »

Goofs

When L.T is on top of the MAX train chasing Aaron, there is the "click-clack-click-clack" sound of a train, but when the camera shows the deck of the bridge behind and in front of the "train" you can see that there are no tracks (the Hawthorne Bridge carries cars, not trains). Tracks are only shown when the "train" makes an emergency stop before Aaron climbs up the bridge. Even then, the tracks are merely shiny strips of metal unevenly laid upon the bridge's metal grating, with no grooves for the wheels at all in the surface. See more »

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Narrator: [voiceover] God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son." Abe says, "Man, you must be puttin' me on." God say, "no"; Abe say, "what?" God say, "You can do what you want, Abe, but the next time you see me comin', you better run." Abe says, "Where do you want this killin' done?" God says, "Out on Highway 61."
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Spoofs First Blood (1982) See more »

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Highway 61 Revisited
by Bob Dylan
Performed by Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash performs courtesy of American Recordings
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I Don't Get the Low Score Here
8 January 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

How could they have made this story better. There wasn't a need for more dialog or love story and the fight scenes were amazingly well done. Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro played expertly off one another. I didn't flash onto another film when I was watching this. I was surprised to read a comparison to Rambo. What? How is that even possible. Other than the military theme (which is rather minimal in this film, since Aaron could have easily been CIA, etc.) and people being killed, what is the connection?

While Rambo is gory and violent and rather gratuitous, The Hunted is none of these. The worst we get with the "killings" are a few glimpses of *photos* if the hunters killed at the beginning of the film. I guess this is a thinking man's action film and for those that don't want to think, they will be quick to put it down.


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