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Turkey Shoot (1982)

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In a totalitarian future where deviants are held in rehabilitation camps, a freedom fighter and a wrongly-accused prisoner form an alliance to survive their decadent oppressors' game of kill-or-be-killed - and turn the tide against them.

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Jon George (screenplay), Neill D. Hicks (screenplay) (as Neill Hicks) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Steve Railsback ... Paul Anders
Olivia Hussey ... Chris Walters
Michael Craig ... Charles Thatcher
Carmen Duncan ... Jennifer
Noel Ferrier Noel Ferrier ... Secretary Mallory
Lynda Stoner ... Rita Daniels
Roger Ward ... Chief Guard Ritter
Michael Petrovitch ... Tito
Gus Mercurio ... Red
John Ley ... Dodge
Bill Young ... Griff
Steve Rackman ... Alph
John Godden ... Andy
Oriana Panozzo Oriana Panozzo ... Melinda
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In a totalitarian country, any subversives, undesirables and "deviants" are sent to a prison camp to be rehabilitated and reeducated. The camp is run in fascist fashion, with guards torturing and killing prisoners for sport. Their pinnacle of the guards oppression is an event where a select band of prisoners are set free in the surrounding bush, to be hunted by the guards and special guests for sport - the Turkey Shoot. Written by grantss

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In the year 2000 hunting is the game... and humans are the prey!!! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Olivia Hussey was miserable, upset and stressed throughout filming, believing Australia's dangerous wildlife would be everywhere and hurt her, making it difficult to film her on location. See more »

Goofs

Stage hand visible fanning flames during the final tracking shot of the brushfire (2.35:1 version only). See more »

Quotes

Charles Thatcher: One of you has been foolish enough to try to leave us before his re-education was completed. In my view this is treason, and will be treated as such. You will remember our motto: 'Freedom is obedience, obedience is work, work is life'. Well, now understand once and for all that the reverse is also true, 'Disobedience is treason, treason is a crime, crime will be punished!'
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Alternate Versions

Extreme violence and some nudity cut for US release. See more »

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Gobbler
22 March 2012 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

This was so mindlessly entertaining, you forget about the constant weird inconsistencies in the script. Primarily people show up out of nowhere, even though, well, it SEEMS to be a big compound, wherever they are. Anyways, it's 1981 or so, and the people are so out of control they hold people in camps. One of the camps have decided to control it's prisoner population by holding hunts, featuring prisoners as game. It attracts a lot of big game hunters looking for the kill! Steve Railsback (!!) and Olivia Hussey (?!?!) are two of the prisoners in the game, and they and 3 others (we can pretty much assume their fate) run run run away from the hunters. The hunters seemingly have no problems finding them apparently (which is slightly strange... how did they do that?) and so they must fight to stay alive! Exploding arrows, deadly all terrain vehicles and, yes, mutant werewolf men are used! It's all pretty strange and goes along in a pretty wild pace. I'd highly recommend anyone who likes their movies bloody, fun, and cheesy.


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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape 2000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,414,828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,414,828
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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