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Silent Hunter (1995)

R | | Action | 28 March 1995 (USA)
An ex-cop hiding out in the wilderness after his wife and child were killed in a shoot-out finds he has another shot at the criminals when they show up to rob a timber operation.

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Fred Williamson

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Errol Da Silva (screenplay), Bud Fleisher (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles O'Keeffe ... Jim Parandine (as Miles O'Keefe)
Peter Colvey Peter Colvey ... Bo
Jason Cavalier ... Dewey
Lynne Adams Lynne Adams ... Anna
Sabine Karsenti ... Laura
Frank Fontaine ... Eli
Fred Williamson ... Sheriff Mantee
Louis Pharand Louis Pharand ... Max
Michael O'Reilly Michael O'Reilly ... Howard Milner
Sam Stone Sam Stone ... Zac Johnson
Cindy Ellis Cindy Ellis ... Carol
Erika Rafuls Erika Rafuls ... Kathy
Ben Lawson ... Bud
Brandon Cheatham Brandon Cheatham ... Chris
Anthony Giaimo ... Mike Mazzone (as Anthony Giamo)
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A hardened, relentless cop (Jim Parandine) is pushed to the edge when his family is murdered by some criminals. He becomes a recluse in the mountains, where years later, the same criminals end up to rob a bank. Jim uses his Navy Seal training and police experience to hunt down the criminals one by one and get vengeance for his loved ones. Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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At 10,000 feet Silence is Deadly!

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Action

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caccia silenziosa See more »

Filming Locations:

Hudson, Québec, Canada See more »

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CAD 1,200,000 (estimated)
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Max: What did you want to be when you were that age?
Jim Paradine: I wanted to be Batman.
Max: Batman? Even then you wanted to be a crimefighter.
Jim Paradine: Nah, I just wanted to be in the Justice League so I could hang out with Superman, Green Lantern, and the Flash.
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Average revenge flick
17 September 2006 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

This was directed by none other than 'The Hammer' himself, Fred Williamson who also happens to appear in this in a small role as the resolute town Sheriff.

The plot is your run of the mill, staple revenge scenario wherein the hero (Miles O'Keefe) seeks violent retribution upon a group of sadistic psychos who previously brutally murdered his wife and child and left him for dead.

Yep, you've seen it all before and this film doesn't strive to break any new ground which is a bit of a shame.

To be fair, Williamson acquits himself fine behind the camera and contrary to many of the reviews on here, the actors do probably as best as could be done given the limited scope of the material and the stereotypical nature of the characters they found themselves lumbered with.

In fact the biggest criticism I would lay against this film is that after all the killing and misery the miscreants wreck upon so many people throughout the movies running time, their final demises are completely unspectacular and unsatisfactory. I had exactly the same problem with Death Wish 2 wherein after all the brutality the bad guys inflicted upon so many innocents, their deaths were ultimately too quick and merciful i.e simply being shot or electrocuted. This disequilibrium leaves a distinctively sour taste in ones mouth. Come on Hollywood, let's see a film where the bad guys really SUFFER!!!

Overall then, whilst the film reviewed here is not an unwatchable affair by any stretch of the imagination, it certainly falls far short of an enthralling watch and is decidedly average at best.


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