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Target (1985)

When American Donna Lloyd is kidnapped during a trip to Europe, her son Chris and her husband Walter start searching for her.

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Arthur Penn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
Matt Dillon ... Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Donna Lloyd
Randy Moore Randy Moore ... Tour Director
Ilona Grübel ... Carla (as Ilona Grubel)
Tomas Hnevsa Tomas Hnevsa ... Henke
Jean-Pol Dubois Jean-Pol Dubois ... Glasses
Robert Ground Robert Ground ... Marine Sergeant
Véronique Guillaud Véronique Guillaud ... Secretary American Consulate
Charlotte Bailey Charlotte Bailey ... Receptionist
James Selby James Selby ... Ross
Ray Fry Ray Fry ... Mason
Josef Sommer ... Taber
Jacques Mignot Jacques Mignot ... Madison Hotel Clerk
Robert Liensol Robert Liensol ... Cafe Vendor
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Storyline

Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when he was growing up. But when his mother is kidnapped while in Europe, to Chris's confusion, Walter suddenly turns into a man of action. Just who is his father anyway. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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It began with his mother's kidnapping and ended in murder. [UK Video] See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Target - Entführt in Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,670,522, 10 November 1985

Gross USA:

$9,023,199

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,023,199
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final American cinema movie shot by French cinematographer Jean Tournier. See more »

Goofs

The "Hamburg" central station scene was in fact filmed at the main station of Lübeck, about 60 km away. That's generally fine, but in a view of the main hall above the platforms, a destination display board prominently announces the next connection to Hamburg. See more »

Quotes

Clay: [in East Germany] If I want to worry, I'll worry; free fucking country, right?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1985 (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
Sung by Billy Daniels
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Dear old Dad? MY dear old Dad?!
16 July 2004 | by Oldsport57See all my reviews

The performances of Matt Dillon and Gene Hackman brought this film right over the top for me.

Dillon's character grows from being an obnoxious teenager, who sees Dad as an un-hip set of car keys with a hand attached to them, through the astonishing realization that Dad just may be "James Bond".

And Gene Hackman brings his blazing talent to the table, unfolding from a middle-aged, pokey, conservative, 35-mile-an-hour, aw-shucks businessman into a multilingual, multitalented super-spook.

The two interact perfectly! As they face dangers and intrigue together in a wild ride across the globe to save Mom, it is a delight to see them discover and appreciate the depths of each others' characters and become friends and partners.

"Saving Mom", was almost irrelevant!


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