Sitting Target

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Sitting Target
Sitting Target FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Douglas Hickox
Written by Laurence Henderson (novel)
Alexander Jacobs (screenplay)
Starring Oliver Reed
Jill St. John
Ian McShane
Edward Woodward
Freddie Jones
Frank Finlay
Music by Stanley Myers
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) 1972
Running time 93 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Sitting Target or Screaming Target[1] is a 1972 British film directed by Douglas Hickox and shot in London. It stars Oliver Reed, Ian McShane and Jill St. John and was based on the 1970 novel by Laurence Henderson.

Plot[edit]

Harry Lomart, a convicted murderer, and Birdy Williams are convicts planning a breakout. Before the two men can abscond to another country, Lomart gets word that his wife Pat has been having an affair with another man and has become pregnant.

The two men had made plans to lie low after their escape from jail, but Lomart decides to find and kill his wife and the man she has been seeing. A police inspector, Milton, is the man assigned to catch the two escaped convicts.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Due to restrictions about filming in British prisons, the prisons sequences were filmed in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Stanley Myers. It was released by Finders Keepers Records in 2007.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SCREAMING-TARGET-original-OLIVER-REED-CULT-CLASSIC-WOW-/230541716567
  2. ^ p. 298 Filmfacts, Volume 15 Division of Cinema of the University of Southern California, 1972

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