Sitting Target

Watch Sitting Target

"The Hit Man never stops till he scores."
  • R
  • 1972
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.6  (1,508)

Sitting Target is a 1972 British crime thriller film directed by Douglas Hickox and starring Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, and Ian McShane. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Laurence Henderson. The plot of the movie follows the story of Harry Lomart (played by Oliver Reed), a hardened criminal who is serving time in prison for robbery. His girlfriend Pat (Jill St. John) visits him in prison, where she tells him that she is pregnant with his child. Harry is determined to escape from prison and be with Pat and the baby.

Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Milton (Ian McShane) is investigating a series of violent crimes committed by Harry and his associates before he was imprisoned. Milton soon realizes that Harry is planning to escape and is determined to catch him before he does.

With the help of fellow prisoner Birdy (Edward Woodward), Harry manages to break out of prison and escape into the city. However, the police are hot on his trail and Harry soon finds himself running for his life as he tries to evade capture.

As Harry and Pat plan their new life together, they are constantly looking over their shoulders and living in fear of being caught. When the police finally catch up with them, Harry realizes that there may be no escape from his past and he must face the consequences of his actions.

Sitting Target is a fast-paced thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seat throughout the entire movie. The performances by Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, and Ian McShane are all top-notch, and the chemistry between Reed and St. John is electric.

The movie is also notable for its realistic portrayal of prison life and the challenges faced by prisoners trying to reform their lives. The themes of love, redemption, and the struggle for survival in a harsh world add depth to the plot and make Sitting Target much more than just a simple crime thriller.

Overall, Sitting Target is a must-see movie for fans of the crime-thriller genre. With its compelling story, memorable performances, and intense action sequences, it is a true classic of British cinema.

Sitting Target is a 1972 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

Sitting Target
Where to Watch Sitting Target
Sitting Target is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV and Amazon. Some platforms allow you to rent Sitting Target for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (1,508)