The Hunt (1962)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The 60-minute The Hunt offers us Redneck Sheriff Plot Number 479. Mickey Rooney heads the cast as a sadistic law enforcement officer in a backwater town. He's perfectly willing to allow his prisoners to escape: all he asks is the privilege of tracking them down and killing them. James Caan plays the luckless "game" in Rooney's latest hunting expedition, while Bruce Dern does his moron act as a character named Maynard. The Hunt originally aired in December of 1963 on TV's Kraft Suspense Theatre.

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sheriff, false-accusation, manhunt, small-town