Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Screenwriters: Peter Bogdanovich

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


Bogdanovich’s first feature film, a cut above the rest, is an exciting and effective tale of a flipped out Vietnam veteran who, having killed his wife and family, begins taking pot shots at drive-in movie patrons. Boris Karloff playing himself—an aging horror film star—must confront and disarm him. Laszlo Kovacs’ cinematography provides considerable enhancement to an already taut script.

Screening Details

  • Section: Highlights: Petit, Truffaut, Passer, Corman's Prodigies
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 90 min.
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