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      Savages

      TV-PG 1974 1 hr. 18 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews When high-profile New York lawyer Horton Madec (Andy Griffith) goes hunting in a remote desert town, he hires nature-loving local boy Ben Campbell (Sam Bottoms) to act as his guide. Things go awry, however, when Madec mistakes a prospector for game and shoots him dead. Determined to cover it up, Madec decides to kill the only other witness to his crime, and Ben soon finds himself battling both Madec and the harsh desert climate in order to stay alive. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member There's not really not much too this movie so you shouldn't expect all that much.The best thing about Savages is Andy Griffith.He is just pure EVIL & you can feel it through the screen.Savages is worth watching at least once just to see him as the evil lawyer who chases & tortures his hunting guide across the desert to (Hopefully) see him get his in the end ......or does he??? Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Andy Griffith in an uncharacteristic role as a brutal villain, stalks hunting guide Sam Bottoms across harsh desert to eliminate Bottoms as a witness after Griffith accidentally shoots a prospector (Beery). Griffith makes a superb villain, perhaps all the more effectively because we are used to seeing him as a good guy. When he runs out of bullets, Griffith cruelly hunts Bottoms with a ball bearings fired from a hunting slingshot. I'll never look at a Wham-O "Wrist Rocket" the same way again. Good characterizations, gritty action and excitement, Not too damn bad for a made for TV movie! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When high-profile New York lawyer Horton Madec (Andy Griffith) goes hunting in a remote desert town, he hires nature-loving local boy Ben Campbell (Sam Bottoms) to act as his guide. Things go awry, however, when Madec mistakes a prospector for game and shoots him dead. Determined to cover it up, Madec decides to kill the only other witness to his crime, and Ben soon finds himself battling both Madec and the harsh desert climate in order to stay alive.
      Director
      Lee H. Katzin
      Screenwriter
      William Wood
      Production Co
      Spelling-Goldberg Productions
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
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