Shoot ’em up is no turkey

The 1981 original Turkey Shoot was an excessive piece of cinema that did no favours to director Brian Trenchard-Smith, a very competent director of genre, nor to those involved in it.

The remake, co-written by Jon Hewitt and partner/actor Belinda McClory, has a much more feasible premise, which begins with the assassination of the Libyan president (a brief appearance by stalwart Roger Ward) by gung-ho navy seal Rick Tyler (Purcell).

The next thing you know the head of the military, General Thatcher (Hammond), is reporting to the president of the United States (Carmen Duncan, an alumni of the