Target

The Target

Director: Jean-Pierre Roux, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Lambert, Diane Kruger

Cast: Jean-Pierre Roux, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Lambert, Diane Kruger

     
 
As a notorious crime lord, Christo (Simon Majiba), is about to be released from a South African prison and Alex Laney (Christopher Lambert) is hired to protect corrupt accountant Robert Nile (Dennis Hopper), who has a history with Christo. With Nile's adult daughter (Diane Kruger) in tow, they go to a small village in the remote outback to await a showdown with the

Overview

As a notorious crime lord, Christo (Simon Majiba), is about to be released from a South African prison and Alex Laney (Christopher Lambert) is hired to protect corrupt accountant Robert Nile (Dennis Hopper), who has a history with Christo. With Nile's adult daughter (Diane Kruger) in tow, they go to a small village in the remote outback to await a showdown with the mystically-gifted killer.

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All Movie Guide
The Target is a movie of two distinct halves -- both flawed, but with merit. The first part is set in Capetown's business district and is a competent mob movie, with enough action and plot twists to fill its own film. Then, right at the 47 minute mark, the climax arrives as Robert Nile Dennis Hopper, now in a small town in the outback, throws his very bad hairpiece off his head and gives a hug to the native woman who raised him. That done, The Target (the original title, The Piano Player, had to be changed in the wake of the success of The Pianist) goes into old-fashioned Western mode and becomes High Noon with voodoo ceremonies. The risky collision of genres works to a degree, but the film would have been much more satisfying without such a rushed finale. And that subplot about Alex's parents being murdered is a needless stretch. Still, it's thoughtful action, a rare thing these days, and should be recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
UPC:
0012236142362
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
10,027

Special Features

Closed Caption; Scene selections; Target trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/A Hit [1:28]
2. Embarrassing Client [1:27]
3. A New Job [4:13]
4. Getting Started [6:05]
5. Deposition Delay [2:11]
6. Suspicious Friend [4:11]
7. "You Didn't Know Him" [3:31]
8. A Night Out [7:45]
9. Rescuing Erica [4:16]
10. Driving While Bleeding [7:07]
11. Help From Mama [4:27]
12. Excavating Memories [4:02]
13. Back in the Fold [3:39]
14. Bonding Over Fish [6:10]
15. Three Kinds of Release [6:23]
16. The Power of Christo [4:52]
17. A Tense Wait [4:11]
18. Real and Remembered Torture [7:58]
19. Confession [3:17]
20. End Credits [3:56]

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