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Abducted (1986)

A woman jogger is abducted by a crazy mountain man, and taken to his cabin.

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Boon Collins

Writers:

Boon Collins (story), Lindsay Bourne (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dan Haggerty ... Joe Evans
Roberta Weiss ... Renee
Lawrence King-Phillips ... Vern (as Lawrence King Phillips)
William Nunn ... Hunter
Stephen E. Miller ... Guide
John Welsh John Welsh ... Search Party
James Brown James Brown ... Search Party (as Jim Brown)
Rae Ford Rae Ford ... Search Party
Harold J. McCullough Harold J. McCullough ... Search Party
Skip Borland Skip Borland ... Search Party
Rob Morton Rob Morton ... Search Party
Nelson Camire Nelson Camire ... Search Party
Earl Jergens Earl Jergens ... Search Party
Roy Waggoner Roy Waggoner ... Search Party
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City girl Renee is enjoying a jog in the peace and quiet of the Canadian Rockies when she suddenly finds herself being chased by a crazed mountain man named Vern. Try as she might to escape, Vern soon catches her and takes her away to his remote cabin hideout. All may look lost for Renee, but Joe, his outdoorsman father, is determined to come to her rescue. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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When she went for her morning jog she didn't realize she'd be running for her life! See more »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1986 (France) See more »

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Bad, or otherworldly?
26 September 2000 | by jessfinkSee all my reviews

I will be damned if Dan Haggerty, TV's own "Grizzly Adams", does not actually take his role in this no-budget, cheap exploitation flick seriously and truly do his best to act in this film. You are in the middle of watching what has got to be one of the most amateurishly acted and atrociously bad crazy-mountain-man-abducts-sweet-young-thing movies, and all of a sudden, the big burly blonde Haggerty shows up and seems to actually think he is in something by Strindberg.

This movie apparently had something of a following, although I can't imagine why, so repugnantly does it violate the natural order, even of exploitation films, and it even generated a sequel, which I have thankfully been spared having to watch.

I am all for chicks-in-distress films, and I was hoping to see a lot of torn clothing, bared breasts, some good rolling around in the dirt and some real rope bondage in lush outdoor settings. This movie sadly disappoints on all counts, even in the bondage area, and I never saw a mountain guy with more rope than Vern, our psychotic kidnapper. Renee, the hapless victim, played by a young woman who seems to be somewhere between unconscious and dead, is so laughably inept at doing anything but standing still that part of me was hoping she would end up as Mrs. Vern, despite her whining that she was unhappy being kidnapped and wanted to go home. The character of Vern, played with twisted fiendish glee, still basically makes no sense and the actor's performance falls flat, despite his enthusiasm. Only Haggerty's genuine attempts at delivering a performance of some substance save this from being a complete catastrophe from start to finish.

In the genre of kidnapped-girl-in-the-hands-of-a-madman movies, this is about as lame as you can get. Nice Canadian landscape, though.


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