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Hunter (1973)

A fatal crash at a racetrack injures a government agent and exposes an enemy brainwashing scheme.

Director:

Leonard J. Horn

Writers:

Bruce Geller (creator), Cliff Gould
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Vernon ... David Hunter / Praetorius
Steve Ihnat ... Alain Praetorious
Sabrina Scharf ... Anne Novak
Edward Binns ... Owen Larkdale
Fritz Weaver ... Cirrak
Ramon Bieri ... Mishani
John Schuck ... McDaniel
Barbara Rhoades ... Real Estate Woman
Roger Bowen ... Alfred Blount
Woodrow Parfrey ... Tyson
Lonny Chapman ... Albert Treadway
Ed Flanders ... Dr. Miles
Sheldon Allman Sheldon Allman ... Dr. Abrams
J. David Jones J. David Jones ... Lubbock (as Dary Jones)
Tony Van Bridge Tony Van Bridge ... Griggs
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A fatal crash at a racetrack injures a government agent and exposes an enemy brainwashing scheme.

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brainwashing | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Filmed in 1971 but not broadcast until 1973. See more »

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Hoping for DVD release of "Hunter"
21 July 2007 | by lrp2000See all my reviews

Like threads of recovered memory, I still think from time to time about this movie, although more than thirty years passed since I saw it on TV.

What happened at the racetrack? What was the trigger for the brainwashed driver? What was the significance of the monkeys? What was the motivation behind the bad guys' plan? In fact, who were the bad guys? How much of this was written by L. Frank Baum?

In my memory, this movie is surreal, powerful, full of intrigue -- but it is not explicable. It cannot be pieced together from those threads of memory. I would welcome the chance to view it again, through adult perceptions rather than the prism of adolescence. It could be a disappointment, of course. But I believe Bruce Geller (Mission: Impossible) was involved in this TV movie, and the original MI episodes hold up quite well.

Before playing Dean Wormer in Animal House, John Vernon was consistently excellent as a heavy. This movie -- if we ever get to see it again -- is from those times earlier in the 70's.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il signor Hunter See more »

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CBS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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