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Moving Target (1988)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 8 February 1988
A teenage musician goes on the run from killers and the police when he returns home to find his home empty and his family gone.

Director:

Chris Thomson

Writers:

Andy Tennant (story), Ed Hunsaker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Toby Kellogg
John Glover ... Dobbins
Jack Wagner ... Tim Sutcliff - Scott Syndicate
Chynna Phillips ... Megan Lawrence
Donna Mitchell ... Sarah Kellogg
Claude Brooks Claude Brooks ... David
Bernie Coulson ... Jeff Ackley
Richard Dysart ... Arthur Cambridge
Tom Skerritt ... Joseph Kellogg
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Mr. Bauman
Robert Downey Sr. ... Weinberg
Tom Fridley ... Darrin
Arnold F. Turner Arnold F. Turner ... Suggs (as Arnold Turner)
Javier Grajeda ... Lopez
Aimee Brooks ... Jody Kellogg
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Storyline

Toby Kellogg is an aspiring musician, who's sent off to music school over the summer. Not wishing to stay away from his band and potential girlfriend, he slips away late one night, where soon after police storm his sleeping dorm in looking for him. He returns home, expecting further grief from his folks and disappointment from his kid brother David, only to find his family is nowhere to be found, in fact house is completely devoid of all it's contents...in-short abandoned. He isn't aware that his father stumbled across a mafia conspiracy and has been spirited away along with his wife and son, by witness protection program. But none of that matters know since an ace assassin has just gunned down his closest friend in mistaken identity and is now back to correct his goof. Written by ???

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blanco inestable See more »

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Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Toby Kellogg: They don't care about me... and I don't care about them
Toby Kellogg: [Addressing his now abandoned home] Well goodnight
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Jason on the run
16 July 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Jason Bateman stars in this made for TV film about a rock and rolling kid who goes off to a music camp. While gone Bateman's dead Tom Skerritt who works for a big investment house in San Francisco turns federal witness against his employer who has been laundering mob money for decades. Tom Skerritt and the rest of the family go into witness protection, but Bateman who has run away from the long haired music in the old fashioned sense at the music camp is in the winds.

When he gets home he finds a house stripped bare and no one knows where the family is. But both the Justice Department in the person of John Glover and a mob hit man Jack Wagner are both after him. Bateman does not know who friend or foe is, so he has to keep a Moving Target.

It was interesting to see Glover as a good guy for once and soap opera hunk Jake Wagner is a truly terrifying amoral hit man. As a movie Moving Target obeys the first rule of movie making, it moves.

Bateman is good also as a truly clever and bright kid, which should make one fear for the security of witness protection.

Fans of the above named players should like this.


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