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Open Season (1974)

Three young men take a young woman and a middleaged man to an isolated cabin, where they are terrorized in different ways.

Director:

Peter Collinson

Writers:

Liz Charles-Williams (screenplay), David D. Osborn (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Fonda ... Ken
Cornelia Sharpe ... Nancy Stillman
John Phillip Law ... Greg
Richard Lynch ... Art
Alberto de Mendoza ... Martin
William Holden ... Hal Wolkowski
Helga Liné ... Sue
Didi Sherman Didi Sherman ... Helen
Concha Cuetos ... Joyce
May Heatherly ... Alicia Rennick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simón Andreu ... Barman
Jerry Boudreaux Jerry Boudreaux ... Niño
Frank Braña
Jaime Doria Jaime Doria
Mabel Escaño Mabel Escaño ... Waitress
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Storyline

Three Vietnam vets have become so conditioned to violence that they have developed psychotic tendencies. They kidnap people, brutalize them, then turn them loose and hunt them like animals. However the father of one of their earlier victims is plotting a vicious revenge against them. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Meet Ken, Gregg and Art. Two weeks each year they get away... with Everything!

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain | Switzerland | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shoot See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arpa Productions, Impala See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was adapted by author David D. Osborn from his own novel of the same name. The movie credits refer to a work called "The All-Americans" but in actuality the book was simply called "Open Season" (Dial Press, New York, 1974). See more »

Goofs

When Ken and Artie climb the bluff, Ken is carrying a bolt action rifle. But after they split up and Ken returns to the lodge, he enters the cabin carrying a pump action shotgun. The rifle is never seen again. See more »

Soundtracks

Run Rabbit Run
Lyrics and Music by Noel Gay and Ralph T. Butler
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Boring, distasteful, wouldbe message film.
20 August 1999 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

Three buddies (Fonda, Law, Lynch) kidnap a couple (Sharpe, Mendoza) up in the mountain. Forced Mendoza to be a cook and housekeeper, and the Sharpe to be a sex slave to them. And after the weekend is over, they turn them loose in the wood to hunt them, not knowing the father (william Holden)of a girl that that they raped in High School that had their retarded kid is waiting and watching to pick off Fonda and the gang one by one. I can't understand why Fonda who was getting leads in action films and drama, and Holden who is a respectable actor to be involved in a distasteful film like this. The film looks like it was shot in Spain for the supporting actors looked dubbed. Spanish Actor Simon Andreau is billed as special guest star, but is not in the US or UK print. Annoying title song sounds like Oliver Onions from Italian pop band Guido singing it. TV print loses some of the nudity, but the violence is intact. See it if you like this sort of film, others beware.


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