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Blind Target (2000)

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Blind Target is the story of a young woman who emigrated from the poor tiny Latin American country of San Hermoso only to strike it rich and famous as an author in the United States. When ... See full summary »

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Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

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Kevin Collins (as Kevin J. Collins), Jesús Franco (additional dialogue) (as Jess Franco) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Sheppard Rachel Sheppard ... Maria Beltran
Tatiana Cohen Tatiana Cohen ... Beatriz Arenas
Oliver Dennis ... Greg Wise
Lina Romay ... Tora
Roger Pavlovich Roger Pavlovich ... Leonardo Radek
Linnea Quigley ... Serena Erwin
Steve Barrymore Steve Barrymore ... Howard Vernon
Paul Lapidus Paul Lapidus ... Martinez
Mavi Tienda Mavi Tienda ... Melissa Byrd
Robert King Robert King ... Duarte
Joaquin Phre Joaquin Phre ... Bodyguard
Brian D. Horrorwitz Brian D. Horrorwitz ... Bodyguard
Peter Evanko Peter Evanko ... Luis the Bartender
Exequiel Caldas Exequiel Caldas ... Tora's Thug (as Ezequiel Cohen)
Emilio Schargorodsky Emilio Schargorodsky ... Tora's Thug
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Blind Target is the story of a young woman who emigrated from the poor tiny Latin American country of San Hermoso only to strike it rich and famous as an author in the United States. When she returns to her homeland to promote her novel "Desperate Letters" - a thinly veiled expose of her native land's political corruption - she is in for a welcome that she could not have imagined in her worst nightmares. Written by Anonymous

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English

Also Known As:

Obietivo a ciégas See more »

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Color
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Featured in Antena Criminal: Making a Jess Franco Movie (2002) See more »

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Caminar de amor
Music and Lyrics by Galo Espinoza
Produced and Performed by Cristal Andino
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Franco tackles political drama - he fumbles but recovers
21 April 2003 | by liudragonSee all my reviews

Utterly peculiar Spanish director Jess Franco is famous for his horror films and his erotic takes on many unerotic subjects. In "Blind Target" he tackles the world of political intrigue by dispatching Rachel Sheppard as a nubile political writer into the Latin American country of San Hermoso. There she quickly gets involved in plots of kidnapping, torture, assassination and lesbianism. (Hey, it's a Jess Franco film, there's got to be some lesbianism.) Admittedly Franco's tired camera work does drag the proceedings down from time to time, but the story is untypically dense and complicated for him. Strangely enough, the dialog spoken by most of the characters is compelling and witty, moreso than in the usual Franco film. Perhaps this is due to the contributions of producer Kevin Collins of One Shot Productions, who reportedly tweaked Franco's script to make it into something worth filming. Linnea Quigley is especially fine as a TV reporter and Lina Romay is terrifying as the mad doctor working for the San Hermoso political regime. She'd have fit in right nicely in one of Hussein's torture chambers. For a Franco film with a flair for difference, "Blind Target" is walk on the wild side.


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