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Open Season (1974)

Three young men take a young woman and a middleaged man to an isolated cabin, where they are terrorized in different ways.

Director:

Peter Collinson

Writers:

Liz Charles-Williams (screenplay), David D. Osborn (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Fonda ... Ken
Cornelia Sharpe ... Nancy Stillman
John Phillip Law ... Greg
Richard Lynch ... Art
Alberto de Mendoza ... Martin
William Holden ... Hal Wolkowski
Helga Liné ... Sue
Didi Sherman Didi Sherman ... Helen
Concha Cuetos ... Joyce
May Heatherly ... Alicia Rennick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simón Andreu ... Barman
Jerry Boudreaux Jerry Boudreaux ... Niño
Frank Braña
Jaime Doria Jaime Doria
Mabel Escaño Mabel Escaño ... Waitress
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Storyline

Three Vietnam vets have become so conditioned to violence that they have developed psychotic tendencies. They kidnap people, brutalize them, then turn them loose and hunt them like animals. However the father of one of their earlier victims is plotting a vicious revenge against them. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Meet Ken, Gregg and Art. Two weeks each year they get away... with Everything!

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain | Switzerland | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shoot See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arpa Productions, Impala See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The interior scenes inside of the hunting lodge were all filmed on a soundstage at Pinewood Studios in England on a life-sized set. The opening scenes at Kenny's house and the exterior scenes on the island were all filmed on location in Spain. Additional "highway" scenes were probably filmed in Northern Michigan by a 2nd unit crew. See more »

Goofs

When Ken and Artie climb the bluff, Ken is carrying a bolt action rifle. But after they split up and Ken returns to the lodge, he enters the cabin carrying a pump action shotgun. The rifle is never seen again. See more »

Soundtracks

Run Rabbit Run
Lyrics and Music by Noel Gay and Ralph T. Butler
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Formerly titled "Open Season"
18 February 2001 | by jabert1See all my reviews

Out of the comments I have read about this movie, including the locations where the movie was supposedly shot, it appears that someone did not do their homework, or has not done much traveling. I saw this movie at a theater when it first came out, and recognized the scenery immediately. As the guys were headed out on their vacation, it showed them crossing the Mackinac Bridge, which separates lower Michigan from the upper peninsula, as they were obviously headed for Canada on their hunting trip. Whether the rest of the movie was shot in Canada is questionable, and the bridge may have been a "file shot" which is why it wasn't mentioned in the shooting locations. I have been wondering for years why this movie isn't mentioned in most of the lists of his movie credits. Good, bad, or indifferent, I for one, would like to see it again, just for old times sake. Please... would someone release this on video or DVD?!


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