History Film / TheHunted

4th Apr '17 11:00:23 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Hunted'' is a 2003 film directed by Creator/WilliamFriedkin and starring Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/BenicioDelToro.

In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam (del Toro), a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After Hallam brutally slays four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell (Connie Nielsen) turns to L.T. Bonham (Jones) as the one man who may be able to stop him.

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''The Hunted'' is a 2003 action thriller film directed by Creator/WilliamFriedkin and Creator/WilliamFriedkin, starring Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/BenicioDelToro.

In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam (del Toro), a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After Hallam brutally slays four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell (Connie Nielsen) (Creator/ConnieNielsen) turns to L.T. Bonham (Jones) as the one man who may be able to stop him.
4th Apr '17 10:59:20 AM Mdumas43073
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In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam, a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After Hallam brutally slew four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell turns to L.T. Bonham-- the one man who may be able to stop him. At first L.T. resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled murderers. But when he realizes that these recent slaying is the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him. Accepting the assignment under the condition that he works alone, L.T. enters the woods, unarmed--plagued by memories of his best student and riddled with guilt for not responding to Aaron's tortured letters to him as he began to slip over the edge of sanity. Furious as he is with his former mentor for ignoring his pleas for help, Aaron knows that he and L.T. share a tragic bond that is unbreakable. And, even as they go into their final combat against each other, neither can say with certainty who is the hunted and who is the hunter.

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In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam, Hallam (del Toro), a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After Hallam brutally slew slays four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell (Connie Nielsen) turns to L.T. Bonham-- Bonham (Jones) as the one man who may be able to stop him. him.

At first L.T. Bonham resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled murderers. But when he realizes that these recent slaying is the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him. Accepting the assignment under the condition that he works alone, L.T. Bonham enters the woods, unarmed--plagued by memories of his best student and riddled with guilt for not responding to Aaron's Hallam's tortured letters to him as he began to slip over the edge of sanity. Furious as he is with his former mentor for ignoring his pleas for help, Aaron Hallam knows that he and L.T. Bonham share a tragic bond that is unbreakable. And, even as they go into their final combat against each other, neither can say with certainty who is the hunted and who is the hunter.hunter.
4th Apr '17 10:57:05 AM Mdumas43073
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12th Nov '16 1:19:25 PM nombretomado
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* BookEnds: A stanza of Music/Highway61Revisited is narrated by JohnnyCash at the beginning and at the end of the movie.

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* BookEnds: A stanza of Music/Highway61Revisited is narrated by JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash at the beginning and at the end of the movie.
26th Apr '15 6:23:30 PM Kalaong
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: ZigZaggingTrope. To quote Roger Ebert's [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-hunted-2003 review]] of Film/TheHunted; "We've seen so many fancy high-tech computer-assisted fight scenes in recent movies that we assume the fighters can fly. They live in a world of gravity-free speed-up. Not so Friedkin's characters. Their fight is gravity-based. Their arms and legs are heavy. Their blows land solidly, with pain on both sides. They gasp and grunt with effort. They can be awkward and desperate. They both know the techniques of hand-to-hand combat, but in real life, it isn't scripted, and you know what? It isn't so easy. We are involved in the immediate, exhausting, draining physical work of fighting."\\
On the other hand Tom Brown, Jr., the [[http://www.trackertrail.com/publications/thehunted/tbj.html primary consultant]] on the film is a bit ashamed of it despite this; "...the bloody knife fight at the end -- no way it would last 4 minutes, any of those wounds are lethal."

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: ZigZaggingTrope. To quote Roger Ebert's [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-hunted-2003 review]] of Film/TheHunted; "We've Film/TheHunted;
-->"We've
seen so many fancy high-tech computer-assisted fight scenes in recent movies that we assume the fighters can fly. They live in a world of gravity-free speed-up. Not so Friedkin's characters. Their fight is gravity-based. Their arms and legs are heavy. Their blows land solidly, with pain on both sides. They gasp and grunt with effort. They can be awkward and desperate. They both know the techniques of hand-to-hand combat, but in real life, it isn't scripted, and you know what? It isn't so easy. We are involved in the immediate, exhausting, draining physical work of fighting."\\
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the other hand Tom Brown, Jr., the [[http://www.trackertrail.com/publications/thehunted/tbj.html primary consultant]] on the film is a bit ashamed of it despite this; "...this;
-->"...
the bloody knife fight at the end -- no way it would last 4 minutes, any of those wounds are lethal."
26th Apr '15 6:22:47 PM Kalaong
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* PrivateMilitaryContractor: LT wasn't actually in the military, because his father didn't want his son going through the same horrors he had and pulled every string possible to prevent LT from serving. LT ended up training soldiers how to kill as a contractor, though

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* PrivateMilitaryContractor: LT wasn't actually in the military, because his father didn't want his son going through the same horrors he had and pulled every string possible to prevent LT from serving. LT ended up training soldiers how to kill as a contractor, thoughthough.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: ZigZaggingTrope. To quote Roger Ebert's [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-hunted-2003 review]] of Film/TheHunted; "We've seen so many fancy high-tech computer-assisted fight scenes in recent movies that we assume the fighters can fly. They live in a world of gravity-free speed-up. Not so Friedkin's characters. Their fight is gravity-based. Their arms and legs are heavy. Their blows land solidly, with pain on both sides. They gasp and grunt with effort. They can be awkward and desperate. They both know the techniques of hand-to-hand combat, but in real life, it isn't scripted, and you know what? It isn't so easy. We are involved in the immediate, exhausting, draining physical work of fighting."\\
On the other hand Tom Brown, Jr., the [[http://www.trackertrail.com/publications/thehunted/tbj.html primary consultant]] on the film is a bit ashamed of it despite this; "...the bloody knife fight at the end -- no way it would last 4 minutes, any of those wounds are lethal."
31st Dec '14 4:56:42 AM bombadil211
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* PrivateMilitaryContractor: LT wasn't actually in the military, but admitted that he was simply a contractor for the Government.

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* PrivateMilitaryContractor: LT wasn't actually in the military, but admitted that he was simply a contractor for because his father didn't want his son going through the Government.same horrors he had and pulled every string possible to prevent LT from serving. LT ended up training soldiers how to kill as a contractor, though
23rd Nov '14 4:32:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* AwesomeYetPractical: Hallam improvises a knife using some random metal and a forge he makes from stuff found in the woods. Not to be outdone, his mentor character makes a knife out of a rock.
23rd Nov '14 4:31:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Knife]]: There are extended sequences where Bonham teaches Hallam how to forge and knap knives. Just before the climactic fight, Hallam forges a steel knife and Bonham cooperates by chipping out a flint one at the same time in preparation for the duel.

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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Knife]]: ChekhovsGun: There are extended sequences where Bonham teaches Hallam how to forge and knap knives. Just before the climactic fight, Hallam forges a steel knife and Bonham cooperates by chipping out a flint one at the same time in preparation for the duel.
23rd Nov '14 4:30:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: AlasPoorVillain]]

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