Byron Orlok (Boris Karloff) is a retiring horror-star bidding farewell to the limelight. Bobby Thompson (Tim O’Kelly) is an unassuming but disturbed Vietnam veteran who suddenly embarks on a murderous shooting rampage. As Byron makes one final public appearance, the two’s worlds collide as Bobby brings carnage to a suburban Los Angeles drive-in cinema. Both a comment on the terrors of contemporary America and homage to the horror films of Roger Corman, this thrilling crime drama launched the career of its director Peter Bogdanovich and is rightly hailed as one of the most powerful films of the late 1960s. (British Film Institute (BFI))


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English After a long while, I have to say that I finally got to watch a truly interesting American movie from the 1960s and 1970s. And personally, I need to add that I was probably most intrigued by its brutality that could easily rival even the movie brutality in modern thrillers. Or even easily outdo some. And at the same time, I admit that I haven’t had the opportunity to find out how big of an actor Boris Karloff was in his time, but I feel that he couldn’t have gotten a better movie homage than the movie Targets. And especially after I found out from the trivia how the movie was actually made. And it turned out to be of such quality. Mr. Karloff commands great respect and the final 10 minutes were so strong that I couldn’t even function a couple dozen minutes after I finished it. ()


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English An excellent film that shows that anyone can be a killer, if only because they want to try it out. Or they'll just shoot once. You also get the acting legend Karloff in a film about how being an actor is not easy, but being a spectator can also be very dangerous in some cases. An interesting script that is driven forward by interesting actors. ()


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