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Moving Target
Moving Target
Actors: Jason Bateman, John Glover, Jack Wagner, Chynna Phillips, Donna Mitchell
Director: Chris Thomson
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2004     1hr 40min

What would you do if you returned home only to find it wasn't there anymore? This jarring, breakneck-paced thriller starring Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development") and Chynna Phillips (Say Anything) is a white-knuckle ride...  more »


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Actors: Jason Bateman, John Glover, Jack Wagner, Chynna Phillips, Donna Mitchell
Director: Chris Thomson
Creators: Andy Tennant, Christopher Morgan, David Roessell, Ed Hunsaker, Jill Griffith
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2004
Original Release Date: 02/08/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 02/08/1988
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC
Reviewed on 6/16/2013...
I thought this movie was pretty good. Not too violent but plenty of action. Jason Bateman plays a good part.

Movie Reviews

Thank you for Releasing it!!!!!
B. E Jackson | 07/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this movie as a kid and I am so happy the powers that be have decided to release it finally! If you want to see a great 80's movie, this is it!"
Jack Wagner Rocks
Everlong Gone | philly pa | 02/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jack Wagner is excellent as he plays against type as the evil hitman in this NBC telefilm from 1988. Worth seeking out for Wagner's performance alone."
Cheesy, very dated, and well... the beginning of a great car
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 08/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know exactly when Jason Bateman started his career, but after watching Arrested Development the last several years (reruns of course) I wanted to tune into Moving Target to find out what he looked like as a teenager. WOW, haha. He looks pretty much the same as he does now, except he's much smaller, and I THINK I remember Jason Bateman being somewhat of a chick magnet for all the teenage girls out there back in the late 80's.

Anyway, while I didn't expect Arrested Development-type quality while watching Moving Target (or a comedy for that matter) I can't say this movie does a whole lot of things differently from all the other similar "run from bad guys- shoot bad guys" movies that are out there.

The only difference in this film compared to the many similar ones from the same time period is that Bateman plays a teenage boy in this movie as the main character, and he has to run from the bad guy that supposedly has connections to the mob and forces Bateman's parents to change their names and where they live. Why didn't the parents tell Bateman about any of this and instead waited for him to return home from summer camp to find out his parents no longer lived there, so Bateman's character has to be worried sick and constantly confused? I have no idea. Maybe a case of bad parenting. Actually I think it's because Bateman chose to skip summer camp and he ran away early to return home. Maybe the parents WERE planning to tell him when he arrived home.

Anyway, it's somewhat cheesy as far as the acting is concerned, but because it's an older film there's something somewhat appealing about the occasional sloppy writing and acting skills. I liked it. Bateman went on to much much MUCH better things (such as Arrested Development) but this movie ain't bad for what it is."