Two movies titled Shoot To Kill enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch a newspaper reporter topple a corrupt district attorney — and Sidney Poitier and Tom Berenger topple a ruthless killer in the forest— to see which movie should be called Shoot To Kill.
Older noir films loved to give audiences as many twists as they could, and our first movie just couldn’t stop delivering. Even at just over an hour, this tale of a secretary falling for the wrong man just keeps introducing new levels at break neck speed, possibly because she was filled with Morphine after a nasty car accident. What’s even more puzzling is the title, considering most of the deaths are caused by poor driving and even poorer decisions.
The second movie stars Sidney Poitier, after a 10-year break from acting, and Tom Berenger as two guys hunting another guy who shot to kill, and took Kirstie Alley hostage. Most of the movie is about the journey, and the bond that two guys can have when nature is trying to murder you at every turn. This turned out to be a decent movie, even if the shooting related deaths took place at the beginning and end of the film.
This one won’t be a toughie, but are any of these movies good enough to call itself Shoot To Kill? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White