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 ...  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
Lynnette Mettey Lynnette 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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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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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for sensuality and violence. | See all certifications »
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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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Puzzled
11 October 2008 | by phasermuseSee all my reviews

I don't give a rating to this VHS film, not because it isn't a high-calibre thriller with excellent performances by the cast, but I saw the original Television series and I was puzzled after watching the tape. I bought the VHS because I remembered what a stunning (not perhaps by today's standards) series it was and wanted to see it again. It had a lot of holes in it--the VHS version. I was happy to read the comment by Peter22060 - February 25, 2007. I knew there had to be at least an hour of material missing because the film on the tape version gave no reasonable idea of how or why Sally Crain was a nut-case. Some idiot(s) got the rights to copy the series and even though it retains the remains of an excellent film, it had the guts removed. Thus we have a central character manipulating the highest agencies and politicians in this country with no real idea of what is driving her. Thank you Peter22060. I wish I had copied the original.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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Favorite Son See more »

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(3 parts) | (video) | (3 parts) (TV) | (VHS) (cut)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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