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Turkey Shoot (1982)

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Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.

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Jon George (screenplay), Neill D. Hicks (screenplay) (as Neill Hicks) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Railsback ... Paul Anders
Olivia Hussey ... Chris Walters
Michael Craig ... Charles Thatcher
Carmen Duncan ... Jennifer
Noel Ferrier Noel Ferrier ... Secretary Mallory
Lynda Stoner ... Rita Daniels
Roger Ward ... Chief Guard Ritter
Michael Petrovitch ... Tito
Gus Mercurio Gus Mercurio ... Red
John Ley ... Dodge
Bill Young ... Griff
Steve Rackman ... Alph
John Godden ... Andy
Oriana Panozzo Oriana Panozzo ... Melinda
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Storyline

In a totalitarian country, any subversives, undesirables and "deviants" are sent to a prison camp to be rehabilitated and reeducated. The camp is run in fascist fashion, with guards torturing and killing prisoners for sport. Their pinnacle of the guards oppression is an event where a select band of prisoners are set free in the surrounding bush, to be hunted by the guards and special guests for sport - the Turkey Shoot. Written by grantss

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Taglines:

The day the future had to be stopped. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape 2000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,414,828, 31 December 1984

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,740,432
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Company Credits

Production Co:

FGH,Filmco Limited,Hemdale See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first draft of the script was set in 1933. See more »

Goofs

During the air strike the aircraft flown change between French made Dassault Mirage III and American F-4 Phantom II:s and back again repeatedly. See more »

Quotes

Charles Thatcher: One of you has been foolish enough to try to leave us before his re-education was completed. In my view this is treason, and will be treated as such. You will remember our motto: 'Freedom is obedience, obedience is work, work is life'. Well, now understand once and for all that the reverse is also true, 'Disobedience is treason, treason is a crime, crime will be punished!'
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema and Guild/Vipco video versions were cut by 5m 42 secs to secure a '18' rating and heavily toned down the scenes of torture and violence including the savage beating of a woman, the burning to death of a failed escapee, and various scenes of broken limbs and gore. The film was issued twice on DVD in 2003 (as "Turkey Shoot" and "Blood Camp Thatcher") and both versions were passed fully uncut by the BBFC. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Eggs (2003) See more »

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Entertaining trash.
17 March 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Set in a totalitarian future society, this film has a bleak but quite vividly drawn vision of the world...for its first 20 minutes or so; then it turns into a straight action-chase adventure. The uncut 90-minute version is extremely gory, but some of the effects are rather lame. Nevertheless, it's a fast-paced, trashily entertaining film, and the actors are adequate for the little they're asked to do. (**)


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