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Sitting Target

Sitting Target – 1972
YOU ARE LOOKING AT AN ANIMAL! A woman is his target…No cage can hold his lust for revenge.
Douglas Hickox

Laurence Henderson (novel)
Alexander Jacobs

Basil Keys associate producer
Barry J. Kulick producer (as Barry Kulick)

Oliver Reed – Harry Lomart
Jill St. John – Pat Lomart
Ian McShane – Birdy Williams
Edward Woodward – Inspector Milton
Frank Finlay – Marty Gold
Freddie Jones – MacNeil
Jill Townsend – Maureen
Robert Beatty – Gun Dealer
Tony Beckley – Soapy Tucker
Mike Pratt – Prison Warder Accomplice
Robert Russell – Prison Warder One
Joe Cahill – Prison Warder Two
Robert Ramsey – Gun Dealer’s Bodyguard
Susan Shaw – Girl in Truck
June Brown – Lomart’s Neighbour
Maggy Maxwell – Irate Mother

Review by Theo Robertson

Sitting Target (1972)

Violent And Bleak, 26 January 2003
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

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