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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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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 Brian Frank 3 episodes, 1988
Tony Goldwyn ...  Tim 3 episodes, 1988
Mary Gregory Mary Gregory ...  FBI Cashier 3 episodes, 1988
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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
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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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Trivia

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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a great film with great acting
29 September 2001 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Steve Sohmer's book and this is one of the few movie adaptations that is just as fine as the book was. This is the best political thriller since The Manchurian Candidate. It is really bone chilling as a matter of fact. Linda Kozlowski deserves so much more credit then given, she is an awesome actress. The best performance in this film however, is Robert Loggia's as Agent Mancuso. This man is one of the best actors in the business who has never been given the credit due him. He is excellent as the tired, cynical agent who still has courage and idealism and a willingness to fight for what is right. There is not another actor who could have played this role better. He dominates every scene he is in. There was a tv series called Mancuso FBI that came on the air shortly afterwards to continue Loggia's great character only it was cancelled (!). Loggia's Mancuso is a lot like Jack Klugmans Doctor Quincy because he showed how one ordinary person who cares can make an extraordinary difference.


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