Target (1985)




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Seemingly mundane Walter Lloyd (Gene Hackman) confronts a world of espionage after his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt) is kidnapped while she vacations in France. Walter and son Chris (Matt Dillon) immediately set off to find her, and Chris soon learns that Dad is much more than he appears, being a former CIA agent and all. This suspense-thriller is from Arthur Penn, director of Bonnie and Clyde and Night Moves among others.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Gene Hackman
as Walter Lloyd
Matt Dillon
as Chris Lloyd
Josef Sommer
as Barney Taber
Gayle Hunnicutt
as Donna Lloyd
Herbert Berghof
as Schroeder
Guy Boyd
as Clay
Richard Münch
as The Colonel
Ray Fry
as Mason
Werner Pochath
as Young Agent
Thomas Hnevsa
as squat man Henke
Ullrich Haupt Sr.
as Older Agent
Ric Krause
as Howard
Robert Liensol
as Black Man
Jany Holt
as proprietress of Pension
Robert Ground
as Marine Sergeant
Tomas Hnevsa
as Squat Man Henke
Charlotte Bailey
as Switchboard Operator
Veronique Guillaud
as Secretary at American Consulate
Jacques Mignot
as Madison Hotel Clerk
Brad Williams
as Forklift Operator
Randy Moore
as Tour Director
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Critic Reviews for Target

All Critics (7)

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November 30, 2007

A little-known classic thriller in the same vein as "Running on Empty"

Full Review… | December 3, 2005

It's great action and gripping fun.

October 7, 2005

The plot creaks along and nothing Penn does can align it.

Full Review… | September 1, 2005
Combustible Celluloid

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August 11, 2005

Laughing at this stuff isn't good for the soul.

Full Review… | August 3, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Target


Not one of Arthur Penn's best. I'm not sure if it was the director's goal to make this feel like "The French Connection" or "Bullet" but "Target" doesn't hit the bullseye and fails on every level. Not good.

Brian R
Brian R

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Why does it say this is from 2003 ? lol. This movie is pretty old.

Jim Woehr
Jim Woehr

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i found it slow and boring turned it of about half hour into it!

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