This film was Peter Bogdanovich's homage to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile... See full summary »
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Byron Orlok is an old horror-movie star who feels that he is an anachronism. Compared to real-life violence, his films are tame. Meanwhile, Bobby Thompson goes on a killing spree...Written by
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The "good movie" with quality that Sammy, played by Peter Bogdanovich, wanted Boris Karloff's semi-autobiographical character to do, in a sense, is this movie, Targets, as compared to the three lousy movies he had already done... which were the movies by Roger Corman, including The Terror, used throughout this movie, and that was supposedly directed by Sammy. The irony is that Bogdanovich is trying to talk Boris Karloff into acting in the movie we're watching: The one last quality picture that's not a b-horror picture. Also ironic, is that Karloff is merely intruding upon the real story of the spree-killer. See more »
(at around 39 mins) As Bobby drags his mother's body to her bedroom, a camera shadow can be clearly seen moving up the wall and door to the left. See more »
Order some breakfast, would you Jenny?
[Hungover after a night of drinking with Orlok]
Oh, I couldn't eat on an empty stomach.
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Some prints begin with a caption about gun-control, added after Robert Kennedy's assassination. See more »
One of the best low budget films I have ever seen. Film within a film revolves around Karloff as the aging horror film star and Peter Bogdanovich as the young director who must convince him to be in his next movie -- or there may be no movie. Add one psychotic sniper and it's all good fun and really pretty scary (thinking about it now, it seems pretty topical, sadly). The sniper never really offers an explanation or speechifies -- it's way more naturalistic and scary that way. A first rate thriller..... 10 out of 10. Should please Karloff fans and those just looking for a good thrill ride.
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