Release dateAugust 1974 WriterLiz Charles-Williams (screenplay), David D. Osborn (novel), David D. Osborn (screenplay), Jose Antonio Sainz de Vicuna (only in Spanish credits) ScreenplayDavid D. Osborn, Jose Antonio Sainz de Vicuna, Liz Charles-Williams CastPeter Fonda (Ken), Cornelia Sharpe (Nancy Stillman), John Phillip Law (Greg), Richard Lynch (Art), Alberto de Mendoza (Martin), William Holden (Hal Wolkowski) Similar moviesTrauma, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Turkey Shoot, The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), Bloody Moon, Salt
TaglineMeet Ken, Gregg and Art. Two weeks each year they get away... with Everything!
Open season 1974 pt 1
Open Season is a 1974 film directed by Peter Collinson. It stars Peter Fonda, John Phillip Law, William Holden and Cornelia Sharpe. The film was shot in both Spain and England, with parts of those countries used to portray the American backwoods. The screenplay was by David Osborn and Liz Charles Williams, based on Osborn's novel.
The film follows three Vietnam veterans who are accustomed to violence. They decide to go on a spree of brutality by kidnapping a girl and a middle-aged man. After an orgy of rape, beatings, and humiliation, the two victims plan an escape and one plans revenge.
The couple are given time to try and escape after which the three will be after them and they let it be known that when they catch up with them they will be shot.
Peter Fonda as Ken
Cornelia Sharpe as Nancy Stillman
John Phillip Law as Greg
Richard Lynch as Art
Alberto de Mendoza as Martin
William Holden as Hal Wolkowski
Theme song 'Casting Shadows' composer and performer: John Howard