This story of four working-class kids in a small industrial town--who go their separate ways after high school in the innocence of 1961 and come together again at the end of the turbulent ... See full summary »
An unconventional cop who doesn't take any bull, is paired up with an amazing detective to capture some powerful criminals but the cop soon realizes that his by the book partner has split personality disorder.
This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from... See full summary »
Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when he was growing up. But when his mother is kidnapped while in Europe, to Chris's confusion, Walter suddenly turns into a man of action. Just who is his father anyway.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Nothing exciting ever happened in Chris' family. But within 48 hours, his mother will be kidnapped, His father will be forced to reveal a secret past and he will find himself at the center of an adventure he never dreamed could happen to him. [US Theatrical] See more »
The novelization of this movie, 'Target', was written by Stephen Hunter, and published by Warner Brothers, Inc., 1985. See more »
Driving fiat uno up the stairs at the Hamburg harbor, Chris loses the front bumper, but the bumper is then back in place. See more »
They gave us new papers, new jobs, new names. The works... everything.
Oh, Oh. Wait a minute. We were at the hotel and Taber asked you, "What name?" This is not my name? What's my name?
Derek, Derek Potter. I'm Duncan. This is where the "Duke" comes from.
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How a talent like Gene Hackman ever got involved with this tripe I do not know. 1985 - not exactly a golden year for movies - maybe he just needed a job.
The action is driven by an initial kidnapping and the plot turns on a series of twists that don't just stretch the bounds of possibility they snap it! How come everyone seems to know when Hackman will be arriving in a new city and are duly waiting for him, for example? And not once but repeatedly.
Indeed, the basic premise of the movie insults the intelligence.
Hackman's character argues that the person kidnapped will be kept alive until the kidnappers have their hands on him. Why does he think that? WHY??? It doesn't make ANY sense!! Especially, in the given circumstances.
Add to this, the corny dialogue, Matt Dillon playing the dumbo (again!), and an actor who turns out to be the corrupt official/bad guy in every film I've ever seen him in (so no surprise twist there!) and you get a film that should have been thrown out at the development stage.
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