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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on 'Sitting Target,' Starring a Malevolent Oliver Reed

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 27, 2013 at 11:27AM

Oliver Reed Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "Sitting Target," starring Reed as a crazed convict who breaks prison to kill his unfaithful wife.
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Oliver Reed in "Sitting Target"
Oliver Reed in "Sitting Target"

Oliver Reed Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "Sitting Target," starring Reed as a crazed convict who breaks prison to kill his unfaithful wife. 

Director Douglas Hickox (Theatre of Blood) worked his way up from assistant director to have a brief run of commercial hits in the mid-70s. This is probably his most nihilistic project, a bleak, violent thriller in the vein of Get Carter and Villain. All we could unearth on this one was a 60 second tv spot.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.