Open Season (1974 film)

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This article is about the 1974 film. For the 2006 film, see Open Season (2006 film).
Open Season
Open Season FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Peter Collinson
Starring Peter Fonda
Cornelia Sharpe
John Phillip Law
Music by Ruggero Cini
Arpa Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
November 1, 1974
Running time
104 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Open Season is a 1974 film directed by Peter Collinson. It stars Peter Fonda, John Phillip Law, William Holden and Cornelia Sharpe.[1] The film was shot in both Spain and England, with parts of those countries used to portray the American backwoods. The screenplay was by David Osborn and Liz Charles Williams, based on Osborn's novel.


The film follows three Vietnam veterans who are accustomed to violence. They decide to go on a spree of brutality by kidnapping a girl and a middle-aged man. After an orgy of rape, beatings, and humiliation, the two victims plan an escape and one plans revenge.

The couple are given time to try and escape after which the three will be after them and they let it be known that when they catch up with them they will be shot.



  • Theme song 'Casting Shadows' composer and performer: John Howard


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