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Target (1985)

When American Donna Lloyd is kidnapped during a trip to Europe, her son Chris and her husband Walter start searching for her.

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Arthur Penn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Walter Lloyd
Brad Williams Brad Williams ... Forklift Operator
Matt Dillon ... Chris Lloyd
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Donna Lloyd
Randy Moore Randy Moore ... Tour Director
Ilona Grübel ... Carla (as Ilona Grubel)
Tomas Hnevsa Tomas Hnevsa ... Henke
Jean-Pol Dubois Jean-Pol Dubois ... Glasses
Robert Ground Robert Ground ... Marine Sergeant
Véronique Guillaud Véronique Guillaud ... Secretary. American Consulate
Charlotte Bailey Charlotte Bailey ... Receptionist
James Selby James Selby ... Ross
Ray Fry Ray Fry ... Mason
Josef Sommer ... Taber
Jacques Mignot Jacques Mignot ... Madison Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

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>

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It's Harder to Win When You Play by the Rules! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Target - Entführt in Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,670,522, 10 November 1985

Gross USA:

$9,023,199

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,023,199
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Some exterior shots that were planned to film in Dallas, Texas, in February 1985 had to be moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, when the Dallas weather did not cooperate. See more »

Goofs

The "Hamburg" central station scene was in fact filmed at the main station of Lübeck, about 60 km away. That's generally fine, but in a view of the main hall above the platforms, a destination display board prominently announces the next connection to Hamburg. See more »

Quotes

Taber: [talking to Clay about one of his agents] Where did you recruit him? In the Sears catalog?
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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1985 (1986) See more »

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Lost In Love
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26 March 2009 | by engelstSee all my reviews

This movie is often dismissed as just an average Cold War spy flick. But in fact it is quite a bit more than that. It can well hold its own, thanks to the solid direction and first-rate performances by Hackman and Dillon.

These two never disappoint and seem to have had fun working together. They relaxedly fill in all the little character incongruities.

The story is interesting, but could have used much more exact local detail instead of this chain of insipid cutouts from travel brochures. The locals, but also the spies talk and behave like cardboard figures and tend to lessen the atmosphere a little. The same goes for a lot of the locations.

Recommended for fans of Dillon and Hackman, but also for those of you who like a solid spy movie.


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