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A startling directorial debut by Peter Bogdanovich mixes an homage to Boris Karloff horror films with a timely sniper story to create a thriller with modern baggage and old school shock and awe. Read critic reviews

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After unhinged Vietnam vet Bobby Thompson (Tim O'Kelly) kills his wife and mother, he goes on a brutal shooting spree. Starting at an oil refinery, he evades the police and continues his murderous outing at a drive-in movie theater, where Byron Orlock (Boris Karloff), a retiring horror film icon, is making a promotional appearance. Before long, Orlock, a symbol of fantastical old-fashioned scares, faces off against Thompson, a remorseless psychopath rooted in a harsh modern reality.

Cast & Crew

Boris Karloff
Byron Orlok
Tim O'Kelly
Bobby Thompson
James Brown
Robert Thompson, Sr.
Sandy Baron
Kip Larkin
Mary Jackson
Charlotte Thompson
Tanya Morgan
Ilene Thompson
Monty Landis
Marshall Smith
Peter Bogdanovich
Sammy Michaels
Polly Platt
Writer (Story)
Peter Bogdanovich
Writer (Story)
Peter Bogdanovich
Writer (Screenplay)
Daniel Selznick
Associate Producer
Ronald Stein
Original Music
László Kovács
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Targets

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Audience Reviews for Targets

  • Apr 02, 2011
    A intelligent, slow burner that has a brilliant ending. You can follow it from the start and keep guessing as to what will happen as the characters stories intertwine with each other. Brilliant performances and a great watch.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2010
    Why am I just hearing about this movie?! I recorded this movie off the movie channel just because I liked the description.When I started to watch it, I really expected Targets to suck but I was I wrong.Targets was a great movie.I noticed my favorite Boris Karloff roles are when he's not playing a monster or something similar
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2009
    Has some great scenes but, all in all, isn't all that captivating.
    vieras e Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2008
    this stunning low budget thriller features the last great role of boris karloff's career, sending himself up by playing an aging horror star who is talked into one last personal appearance before retirement. movie horror meets real-life horror when a sniper shows up. loosely based on the whitman texas tower case; peter bogdanovich's first film, shot in less than 3 weeks, produced by roger corman and released in 1968 shortly after the mlk and rfk assassinations
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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