Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Earl Owensby, the Orson Welles of the South, produced, directed and starred in Manhunter. Playing a soldier of fortune, Owensby vows to squash organized crime in America. Deciding that fish rots from the head, he goes after the "untouchable" political biggies he holds responsible. Calling the directorial shots while Owensby was acting was his loyal assistant, Martin Beck. The cast is the usual mixture of regional professionals and ambitious college drama students. For a film with a next-to-nothing budget, Manhunter is pretty good.
mercenary, corruption, crimefighter, organized-crime