Sitting Target (1972)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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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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  • Oliver Reed and Jill St. John in Sitting Target (1972)
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  • Jill St. John in Sitting Target (1972)
  • Oliver Reed in Sitting Target (1972)
  • Oliver Reed and Jill St. John in Sitting Target (1972)

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26 January 2003 | Theo Robertson
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| Violent And Bleak
To this day SITTING TARGET is one of the most bleak and disturbingly violent thrillers Britain has ever produced . I remember watching this one TV in the early 1980s and being slightly shocked as to how nihilistic it all was . If there's any type of message in this film it's that there's no honour amongst thieves and that it's bad news to drive a motorcycle while the petrol tank explodes . It's also one of the few British films to show the mind numbing living death of long term imprisonment and this alone makes it worth watching . It's also interesting to note that Ian McShane is playing a villain . It might not be surprising casting with hindsight since we'll all remember McShane for his scene stealing role in DEADWOOD but before that HBO series he was always cast as likable good guys

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