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Shoot (1976)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 28 May 1976 (USA)
Two groups of armed men eye each other across a body of water. An deadly incident ensues and the first group returns to their town in fear of the consequences, which never come.They realize that far greater danger is offing.

Director:

Harvey Hart

Writers:

Richard Berg (as Dick Berg), Douglas Fairbairn (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Robertson ... Rex
Ernest Borgnine ... Lou
Henry Silva ... Zeke
James Blendick James Blendick ... Pete
Larry Reynolds ... Bob
Leslie Carlson ... Jim (as Les Carlson)
Kate Reid ... Mrs. Graham
Helen Shaver ... Paula
Gloria Carlin Gloria Carlin ... Ellen (as Gloria Carlin Chetwynd)
Alan McRae ... Billy Platt
Ed McNamara Ed McNamara ... Sargent Bellows
Peter Langley Peter Langley ... Marshall Flynn
Helena Hart Helena Hart ... Helen Newhouse
James Ince James Ince ... Volunteer
George Markas George Markas ... Volunteer
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When boredom, pride and a mad second of misjudgement leaves a hunter shot dead by one of five combat veterans also hunting in the Canadian hills, it is expected a police investigation will follow, but when the veterans discover the incident has not been reported, the leader of the team, Major Rex (Cliff Robertson) suspects the other party maybe plotting revenge. Convinced that he, his party, and their families will be targets themselves he decides to beat his suspected assailants at their own game, grouping together more army comrades and stocking up an arsenal of weapons for the forthcoming battle. Written by Warren Hawkes

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A thriller that begins where 'Deliverance' left off.

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jakten See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD814,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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No shoot
13 April 2013 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

I suspect the book this Canadian indie was based on is far superior to this low-budget adaptation. Two hunting parties cross paths in the Canadian woods, which ends with a man being accidentally killed. Cliff Robertson leads a group of military veterans, and when nothing is heard after the fact about the killing, he figures in his own bent way that the other party will be coming after his men and their families. He decides to take the offensive and leads his men back into the woods, this time armed with automatic weapons and full combat gear. Dull movie, mostly guys standing around talking. A great cast is largely wasted here, including Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva, Kate Reid and Helen Shaver. Reid steals the show midway through as horny, drunken widow. But it's not enough to redeem this flick, which might have been better offered upas a made for TV job.


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