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Savages (1974)

Not Rated | | Thriller | TV Movie 11 September 1974
Ben Campbell, a twenty-two-year-old gas station attendant in a small desert town, is looking to make some extra money. He is surprised when Madec, a wealthy lawyer, asks him to be his guide... See full summary »

Director:

Lee H. Katzin

Writers:

William Wood (teleplay), Robb White (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Horton Madec
Sam Bottoms ... Ben Campbell
Noah Beery Jr. ... George Whiting (as Noah Beery)
James Best ... Sheriff Bert Hamilton
Randy Boone ... Deputy Dickie Haycroft
Jim Antonio ... Deputy Les Hanford
James Chandler James Chandler ... The Doctor (as Jim Chandler)
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Ben Campbell, a twenty-two-year-old gas station attendant in a small desert town, is looking to make some extra money. He is surprised when Madec, a wealthy lawyer, asks him to be his guide in a hunting trip in the desert. When Madec accidentally shoots a prospector, he is fearful of what it will do his reputation, and decides to eliminate the only witness, Ben, who is forced to go on the run. In addition to being hunted by Madec, Ben must also contend with the harsh desert elements. But if he does make it back to town alive, will anyone believe his story? Written by Ronos

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He's found the perfect prey...a young defenseless human

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Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chasse tragique See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This story was remade into Beyond the Reach (2014) starring Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine. See more »

Quotes

Horton Maddock: [after trying to shoot Ben] Advantage here!
Ben Campbell: Like hell, Madec!
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Mano e Mano
24 May 2001 | by sultana-1See all my reviews

Andy Griffith gives a tour-de-force performance as a big-city (!!!) lawyer who is as cunning as he is warped. Sam Bottoms is totally believable as the nature-loving student who suddenly finds himself fighting for his life and his credibility. I sat down to watch this film on commercial TV one early AM, expecting to doze off in 20 minutes, and it was so fast-moving, gripping, and suspenseful, I found I had to watch the whole thing.


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