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Hunter's Blood (1986)

Five "city boys" travel to the country to relax by doing some hunting, drinking Bud, and generally having good time. However, the local inbred backwoods psychos turn the hunters into the ... See full summary »


Robert C. Hughes


Emmett Alston, Jere Cunningham (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Bottoms ... David Rand (as Samuel Bottoms)
Kim Delaney ... Melanie
Clu Gulager ... Mason Rand
Ken Swofford ... Al Coleman
Joey Travolta ... Marty Adler
Mayf Nutter Mayf Nutter ... Ralph Coleman
Lee de Broux ... Red Beard
Bruce Glover ... One Eye
Billy Drago ... Snake
Mickey Jones ... Wash Pot
Charles Cyphers ... Woody
Bryan Rasmussen ... Purty Boy
Joe Verroca Joe Verroca ... Ants
David DeShay David DeShay ... Tull
Mike Muscat ... Bubba


Five "city boys" travel to the country to relax by doing some hunting, drinking Bud, and generally having good time. However, the local inbred backwoods psychos turn the hunters into the hunted, and they need all the ammo and wits they have to get out of the woods alive. Written by Erkka Varjo <evarjo@utu.fi>

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Where the hunters become the hunted... even courage can take you too far! See more »


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Release Date:

January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçada Sangrenta See more »

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California, USA

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Billy Bob Thornton's first film project. See more »


Marty Adler: [the hunters have just cut the game warden's body down from the tree] What are we gonna do if we run into these guys?
Mason Rand: Kill 'em. Get rid of that jacket. They'll spot you.
Marty Adler: [Not wishing to part with the bright orange jacket] But it could be cold tonight!
David Rand: You'd be colder dead.
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Referenced in Zeg 'ns Aaa: Eventjes dan (1988) See more »


Do You Really Love Me So
Performed by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Weber
Lead Vocal - Dan Hamilton
Produced by John D'Andrea
Published by Hunter's Blood Music & American League Music ©1986
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Little-known gem
31 March 2003 | by TOMASBBloodhoundSee all my reviews

Hunter's Blood is one of those little-known gems that some of us are lucky enough to have in our video collections. The story centers around five buddies who trek out to the Arkansas wilderness (actually filmed in California) to hunt deer. Game wardens warn them of a murderous gang of poachers in the area, but naturally our heroes disregard the warnings and set up camp. Sure enough, they eventually run into these poachers and several gun battles erupt.

This film was clearly inspired by Deliverance, as so many other films about the outdoors are. With Hunter's Blood, the emphasis is on action rather than characterization or drama. That said, there are still plenty of tense moments along the way as the action unfolds.

Perhaps one of the strongest things about this film is the collection of colorful characters who make up the poacher clan. There are plenty of creepy looking individuals among them who you will know doubt recognize from other films. Keep a close eye out for Billy Bob Thornton as he gets thrown from the back of a pick-up truck that takes a sharp turn too quickly.

Lots of blood and gore. You will need a strong stomach for a few of the scenes.

The film isn't too long and the conclusion is quite satisfying. This film is definitely worth a look if you can find a copy. I haven't seen it on the movie channels for years.

So sayeth the Hound.

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