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Hot Target (1985)

Wife of successful NZ businessman is seduced by fellow American after "chance" meeting in park. However, Greg has more than love-making with the beautiful Christine in mind.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Marachuk ...
Bryan Marshall ...
Peter McCauley ...
Detective Inspector Nolan
Suzanne Maxwell
Ray Henwood ...
Douglas Maxwell
John Watson ...
Renee Johansen ...
Sandy Webber
Elizabeth McRae ...
Mrs. Harris
Vivian Laube ...
Frank Whitten ...
Apartment owner
Karl Bradley ...
Detective Bremer
Arthur Wright ...
Detective Henson
Terence Cooper ...


Wife of successful NZ businessman is seduced by fellow American after "chance" meeting in park. However, Greg has more than love-making with the beautiful Christine in mind. Written by Anonymous

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The Game. The Obsession. The Manipulation. See more »


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October 1985 (USA)  »

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A Cúmplice  »

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Did not receive a theatrical release in its native New Zealand See more »


Christine Webber: What are you doing here?
Greg Standford: Happy to see me?
Christine Webber: No...
Greg Standford: I just thought I'd drop by and meet your husband. You're right, he really is a...
[Clyde notices the furtive couple]
Christine Webber: Please leave...
Greg Standford: Oh, I couldn't do that. They wanna sell me some yearlings... It's the game, you know. They get you high on champagne, and you end up with a four-legged friend.
[to Clyde, who sauntered over:]
Greg Standford: Hi.
Christine Webber: Oh, Clyde, this is, uh, sorry, what was your name?
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Pretty decent Kiwi erotic thriller
6 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Hot Target is one of those utterly generic and vague titles that could be applied to a plethora of films, most likely a late 80's effort starring Steven Segal or Jean-Claude Van Damme. So it doesn't really give you much of a clue of what to expect in advance of watching it. When you press play and are then presented with the familiar logo of Crown International Pictures, it would only be fair to say that most will be anticipating a cheap action movie that will be too low budget to even afford Chuck Norris, far less Segal or Van Damme. So, it turns out to be something of a surprise to discover that this one turns out to be a Kiwi erotic thriller. There aren't too many New Zealand set films out there and it's certainly atypical territory for a Crown International release.

Its story focuses on a woman who is unhappily married to a rich businessman. She starts an affair with a stranger she meets by chance one day in a public park. It soon turns out that this stranger has engineered this encounter and has nefarious plans in mind. This film seems to have garnered mostly negative criticism if the reviews here are anything to go by. But I have to say that I found this to be one of the better Crown International 80's efforts. I think the unusual Kiwi setting certainly added a nice unexpected dimension, while the acting and plot line were overall pretty decent. It's no hidden classic of course but it's a good deal better than anything called Hard Target has any right to be.

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