THE HUNTER (Theatrical Release USA 1980)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Hunter—based on a true story—introduces the audience to the life of bounty hunters. While the movie presents itself as a B-grade movie, there is no lack of action, outstandingly original stunt work, and acting skill throughout the movie. One gains deep appreciation for Steve McQueen’s command of the big screen and his ability to pull personality out of his assigned character. This is an older watch that has not lost its ability to entertain.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A bounty hunter works to earn a living. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Buzz Kulick for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Mort Engelberg for making the film possible. Cast/characters include: Papa Thorson (Steve McQueen), Ritchie Blumenthal (Eli Wallach), Dotty Thorson (Kathryn Harrold), Tommy Price (LeVar Burton), Sheriff Strong (Ben Johnson), Police Captain Spota (Richard Venture), Rocco Mason (Tracey Walter), Anthony Bernardo (Thomas Rosales Jr.), Winston Blue (Theodore Wilson), Luke Branch (Ray Bickel), Matthew Branch (Bobby Bass), and Billie Joe (Karl Schueneman). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The movie not only appeals to Steve McQueen fans but serves as a terrific introduction for newbies not familiar with this actor. The movie plays on the level of a good Chuck Norris or Steven Segal film. 

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