Target (1985)

6.0 / Rated by 1 people

117 min.
Plot  In Dallas, Walter Lloyd (Hackman) runs a lumber business. After checking out at the office, Walter stops by the local racetrack, where his college-age son Chris (Dillon) works repairing stock cars. He reminds Chris of his mother's departure for Europe that afternoon, and Chris meets him back at the house to send her off.

Though their relationship is slightly strained, the family is tightly woven and carry on amicably, although an underlying tension between father and son is hinted at. Before she leaves, Chris' mother asks Walter to "break through to the kid." Walter attempts to bond with Chris over the next few days, Chris staying at the house and going on a fishing trip with Walter.

That night, the two are awoken by a late-night phone call from Paris informing Walter that his wife has split from her tour group. Although he downplays it, Walter's fear for his wife's well-being is apparent and Chris picks up on it. Prying further, Chris gets Walter to admit that she ha...



Gene Hackman
Walter Lloyd/Duncan Potter
Matt Dillon
Chris Lloyd/Derek Potter
Gayle Hunnicutt
Donna Lloyd
Josef Sommer
Barney Taber
Guy Boyd
Herbert Berghof


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United States




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