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Favorite Son 

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A Vice-Presidential candidate's been shot. Now an investigation ensues, and the investigator discovers that there's a conspiracy going on. And not only that, people in the President's staff... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Harry Hamlin ...  Senator Terry Fallon 3 episodes, 1988
Richard Allen Richard Allen ...  Maurice 3 episodes, 1988
Gregory Avellone Gregory Avellone ...  Stage Manager 3 episodes, 1988
Conrad Bachmann 3 episodes, 1988
Helen Backlin Helen Backlin ...  Landlady 3 episodes, 1988
Gale Baker Gale Baker ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 1988
Rachel Bard Rachel Bard ...  Mother Superior 3 episodes, 1988
Bobby Baum Bobby Baum ...  Newsseller 3 episodes, 1988
Lou Beatty Jr. ...  SWAT Captain 3 episodes, 1988
Arell Blanton Arell Blanton 3 episodes, 1988
William Bogert 3 episodes, 1988
Wendy Bowers Wendy Bowers ...  Stevie's Assistant 3 episodes, 1988
Geoff Brewer Geoff Brewer ...  SWAT Officer 3 episodes, 1988
Rod Britt ...  Announcer 3 episodes, 1988
Wendy Brokaw Wendy Brokaw ...  Calla Ross 3 episodes, 1988
Beecey Carlson Beecey Carlson ...  Gertie 3 episodes, 1988
Larry Carroll ...  TV Host 3 episodes, 1988
Darwyn Carson ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Joseph Chapman Joseph Chapman ...  Rodgers 3 episodes, 1988
Susan Childs Susan Childs ...  TV Newsperson 3 episodes, 1988
Danny Daniels 3 episodes, 1988
John Walter Davis John Walter Davis ...  Larry Harris 3 episodes, 1988
Patrick DeSantis Patrick DeSantis ...  Shooting Gallery Guy 3 episodes, 1988
Nike Doukas Nike Doukas ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Rosemary Dunsmore ...  Mrs. Harriet Fallon 3 episodes, 1988
Paul Elder Paul Elder ...  Wine Captain 3 episodes, 1988
Michael Fairman ...  Dr. Aronowitz 3 episodes, 1988
Kathy Fleig ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Geoffrey Forward Geoffrey Forward ...  Government Agent 3 episodes, 1988
Brian Frank 3 episodes, 1988
Tony Goldwyn ...  Tim 3 episodes, 1988
Mary Gregory Mary Gregory ...  FBI Cashier 3 episodes, 1988
Ted Hayden Ted Hayden ...  Arlen Amory 3 episodes, 1988
Rif Hutton 3 episodes, 1988
Chris Lane Chris Lane ...  TV Anchorman 3 episodes, 1988
Brad Laughlin Brad Laughlin ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Tiiu Leek 3 episodes, 1988
Diana Lewis 3 episodes, 1988
Ryan MacDonald Ryan MacDonald 3 episodes, 1988
Philip McKeon 3 episodes, 1988
Lynette Mettey Lynette Mettey ...  Elaine Rose 3 episodes, 1988
Rob Narita ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Beverly Piper Beverly Piper ...  FBI Woman 3 episodes, 1988
Eric Poppick ...  Vanderpool 3 episodes, 1988
Roosevelt Richard Roosevelt Richard 3 episodes, 1988
Marion Scherer Marion Scherer ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Fred D. Scott Fred D. Scott 3 episodes, 1988
Chuck Sloan Chuck Sloan ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Peter Stelzer ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Bunny Summers ...  Dolores 3 episodes, 1988
Robina Suwol Robina Suwol 3 episodes, 1988
Ron Tank Ron Tank ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
D. Paul Thomas D. Paul Thomas 3 episodes, 1988
Frantz Turner 3 episodes, 1988
Vance Valencia ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1988
Karin Woodward Karin Woodward ...  Bar Maid 3 episodes, 1988
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Storyline

A Vice-Presidential candidate's been shot. Now an investigation ensues, and the investigator discovers that there's a conspiracy going on. And not only that, people in the President's staff are also plotting to make sure that he gets re-elected, and they are prepared to go to any means necessary. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The only thing more dangerous than his politics ... is the woman behind them.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality and violence. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Favorite Son See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts) | (video) | (3 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Despite receiving critical acclaim, Target: Favorite Son has not yet been released on DVD. See more »

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Video version is heavily edited. See more »

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Followed by Mancuso, FBI (1989) See more »

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Absolutely Fabulous. Loggia's performance is more subtle than Clint Eastwood.
25 February 2007 | by Peter22060See all my reviews

My how lucky I was to have taped this off of NBC television back in 1988. The real time for this mini-series is four hours and 23.5 minutes. My Beta recording was still perfect after 19 years. I am writing this at 4:12 AM. I could not leave my television set until the production ended. The casting of Ronny Cox and John Mahoney was also perfect. I enjoyed this movie even though I could see bits and pieces from movies as diverse as DAVE and THE DEAD ZONE. James Whitmore gives his role a very sincere and strong performance. Harry Hamlin who portrays a "scrungy" US Senator leaves you with the feeling that you should wash your hands if you had shaken his hand. Linda Kozlowski's performance throughout the film is very remarkable. Her final scene with Lance Guest as agent David Ross glues the viewer to the television. I hope that the producers re-release the mini-series in its entirety. I noticed that a VHS tape was available, but that only ran 115 minutes instead of the full 264 minutes.


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