Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
In a dystopian future, a group of prisoners become targets in a state-sponsored hunting game called a “turkey shoot”, where they’ll be preyed upon by evil gun-toting government officials quicker on the draw than Dick Cheney. If the prisoners survive, they’ll be set free. But the prisoners don’t want to take that chance, and soon the totalitarian rulers find themselves with targets on their backs. One of Ozploitation horror king Brian Trenchard-Smith’s greatest films, TURKEY SHOOT is a fun, frightening ride with lasting influence in things like THE HUNGER GAMES. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
In a dystopian future, prisoners become targets in a state-sponsored hunting game.
Cast: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig
An interesting take on a futuristic world that's drenched with commentary. Sometimes the message hits a little too on-the-nose. Features Goose from Mad Max and Indiana Jones! Some shots are a little cheap and some dialogue falls flat. Some of the acting is decent and some is atrocious. For fans of Logan's Run
Cool little weird Australian dystopia/prison camp movie. This dude also directed a fun movie called Dead End Drive-In that is even better.
Damn, this was fun. 1:29:17 is the money shot, folks.
Somehow I had never seen this one... a cool surprise with a cool cast and gory fx.
In today´s political climate and current Police State the United States has become, this fictional depiction of a future of a future world, is frighteningly not too far from reality now. Democracy and freedom as we know it has pretty much been eroded away, by our so called leaders claiming to be there for our safety and security. This movie reminds me why I won´t vote for Dummycrats. When I was a kid in the 1980s, I saw on cable late at night under the name Escape 2000. It freaked me the fuck out seeing the sadism depicted, like the boy burned to death for trying to escape. This is what the Biden administration has in mind for you dissidents!