Sidney Poitier returned to the big screen in this action-thriller, after a decade-long absence. When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin (Poitier) must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the aid of expert tracker Jonathan Knox (PLATOON'S Tom Berenger). The killer has infiltrated a guided hiking trip led by Knox's girlfriend Sarah (Kirstie Alley, at the height of her Cheers fame). Viewers don't know which of the hikers is the killer, and the tension lasts well into the movie. Written by
It's about staying alive.
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Did You Know?
The plot of this movie was aped by an episode of the TV show MacGyver. The 4th season episode, titled "The Invisible Killer," features Mac trying to unmask an escaped convict on a scenic hike, and aired only a little over a year after the film was released. See more
Knox's boots change as he is climbing the cliff. See more
[when Stantin complains over the differences between the country and the city
Tell me something; What would you miss, beside telephones?
Referenced in The Hunted
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Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
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