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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 / Duncan (Duke) Potter
Matt Dillon ... Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter
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
Robert Liensol Robert Liensol ... Cafe Vendor
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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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The game of espionage is played by a strict code: an agent's family is never to be touched, no exceptions. Now that code has been broken See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Some movie posters for this film featured a long text preamble that read: "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". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chris Lloyd: Tourists? We're not talking about tourists here, we're talking about mom! And I know you, you don't drink unless you're nervous.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1985 (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
Sung by Billy Daniels
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Much To Do About Nothing
19 January 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Missed seeing this film over the years as I am a big fan of Gene Hackman, (Walter Llyod/Duke Potter),"Absolute Power", who plays the role as the average husband and wife with a son who is not very close to his father at all. Matt Dillon,(Chris Llyod/Derek Potter),"Loverboy", plays the son and Gayle Hunnicutt(Donna Llyod) "Dream Lover", is the wife who tries her very best to get her Walter to become closer to their son Chris. Donna disappears while she is on a tour in a foreign country and then the story gets quite complicated with lots of guns going off and plenty of car chases and great photograph in Germany and France. This film builds you up as you start getting interested and sort of goes down hill real fast. I like Gene Hackman and that is the only reason I decided to finish seeing this film.


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