Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit) (1988)

Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit)

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Sidney Poitier makes his long-overdue return to films in the 1988 thriller Shoot to Kill. Poitier plays an FBI agent, on the trail of an elusive killer. Reluctantly teamed with tracker Tom Berenger, the citified Poitier braves the wilds of the Pacific Northwest in search of his quarry. For Berenger, the pursuit is personal; the killer, whose identity is not immediately revealed, has joined a hunting party being guided through the country by the tracker's girlfriend Kirstie Alley. Though only … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Harv Zimmel, Daniel Petrie Jr, Larry Brothers, Daniel Petrie
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On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Runtime:

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Cast


as Warren Stantin

as Jonathan Knox

as Sarah Rennell

as Sheriff Arnett

as Sam Baker

as Inspector Hsu

as Mr. Berger

as Mrs. Berger

as Fisherman

as Agent Owenby

as FBI Agent

as FBI Agent

as Computer Operator

as San Francisco Police...

as Police Captain

as SWAT Sergeant

as Undercover Priest

as Sergeant

as Woman with Stroller

as Woman with Stroller

as Woman in Couple

as Man in Couple

as Woman with Purse

as Purse Snatcher

as Washington State Pat...

as Norman

as Mildred
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Critic Reviews for Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit)

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

A gripping manhunt thriller that's also part buddy movie and part outdoor, man-against-the-elements adventure. Might have been taken for granted in 1988, but Shoot to Kill is a corker by today's standards.

March 4, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

Audience Reviews for Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit)

½

A truly unique 80s action thriller: in order to chase a killer and diamond thief, an FBI agent (Poitier) has to team up with an expert hiker (Berenger) whose girlfriend (Alley) leads a group of men through the mountains to the Canadian border, among them: the killer. The movie takes this idea and creates a breathless trip through beautiful scenery, adding lots of action, suspense and guessing which one of the hikers the killer actually is. Additionally, Poitier's performance adds so much humor to the excitement that you won't look at your watch once during the movie. Some minor plot holes at the connection points to the showdown back in civilization don't really ruin the overall perfect impression this movie leaves, especially the first time you see it.
A little known gem of the genre. Not only for fans. They just don't make such action thrillers anymore!

ironclad1609
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Good thriller with Sidney Poitier at 63 when the film was shot, looks little more than 40.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

½

A genuine whodunnit classic...one of Sidney Poitier's and Tom Berringer's best team-up to date. A must see.

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Fascade Fiveoneeight

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