Target Practice film details

Genre: Action

Written, Produced and Directed by Richmond Riedel

Cast: Joey Lanai (Paul), Eltony Williams (Albedeen), Bill Elverman (Dave), Sean Christopher (Stunt Coordinator), Solomon Hoilett (Ron), Eric Dean (Mark), Aaron Hawk (Steve), Richard DeGuilio (Jeff)

This indie action film, which has already garnered some awards on the festival circuit, is described as a tense outdoor thriller with an emphasis on character as much as action. The film centers on five blue-collar friends on a weekend fishing trip – and the hell that’s unleashed upon them when they almost run into a car that’s been abandoned in the middle of an isolated mountain road. Stopping to see if anyone needs their help, they inadvertently stumble into the middle of an undercover operation involving a CIA agent and a hidden training camp for homegrown terrorists (molded after real-life, recent discoveries in both the U.S. and Canada). Suddenly, these 5 regular, everyday guys find themselves way out of their league, fighting a bloody battle against a cunning, well-trained, brutal enemy that knows the rugged terrain like the back of its hand. A battle that quickly spirals into a full-scale mini-war for which they are completely unprepared – a war that not only pits them against their murderous foe but against the elements and against their own simmering resentments, prejudices, and conflicting loyalties.

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CLICK HERE for a review from Variety for Target Practice.

Film Fetish Trivia: Richmond Riedel was assistant editor on the 2006 Vince Vaughn film The Break-Up.