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
Kind of corny, but entertaining at least.
Everything down to the set design, the use of fighter planes, explosions, and cinematography are really great but while the script is fine the acting isn't what I'd call compelling and just seems there to highlight all of the insane stuff people could get away with when making films in the 70s. They don't make them like they used to.
Oh the 80s. I’m sure no fauna or flora was destroyed in the production of this movie. Poor acting and humorously awful special effects bring the viewer back to simpler times. Overall, engaging and worth the time, if only to see the inspiration for “The Hunger Games”