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Sitting Target (1972)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1972 (UK)
Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

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Douglas Hickox
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Harry Lomart
Jill St. John ... Pat Lomart
Ian McShane ... Birdy Williams
Edward Woodward ... Inspector Milton
Frank Finlay ... Marty Gold
Freddie Jones ... MacNeil
Jill Townsend ... Maureen
Robert Beatty ... Gun Dealer
Tony Beckley ... Soapy Tucker
Mike Pratt ... Prison Warder Accomplice
Robert Russell ... Prison Warder One
Joe Cahill Joe Cahill ... Prison Warder Two
Bob Ramsey Bob Ramsey ... Gun Dealer's Bodyguard (as Robert Ramsey)
Susan Shaw Susan Shaw ... Girl in Truck
June Brown June Brown ... Lomart's Neighbour
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Storyline

Escaped convicts Harry Lomart (Oliver Reed) and Birdy Williams (Ian McShane) are lying low before they prepare to skip the country. However, Lomart can't control his rage at being cheated by his wife, Pat (Jill St. John), whilst he was inside, so he decides to kill her and her secret lover before he goes. This causes all sorts of complications to their escape plans. Written by Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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The Hit Man never stops till he scores. See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La celada See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The year this film was released, Edward Woodward's series of "Callan" was drawing to a close. See more »

Quotes

Birdy Williams: Bastard must be made out of concrete!
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Nasty but compelling
23 January 2000 | by heedarmySee all my reviews

There were a number of brutal thrillers made in Britain in the early 70s ("Get Carter" and "Villain" were others) and this may be the nastiest of the lot. There are few likeable characters and a lot of unpleasant violence in the film, although it can boast a strong cast and stylish direction from the underrated Hickox, who made the excellent (if equally violent) "Theatre of Blood" the following year.


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