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Silent Rage (1982)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  2 April 1982 (USA)
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Dan Stevens is the sheriff of a small Texas town who checks out a disturbance which turns to murder. The killer is still in the house and he tries to kill Dan, but Dan stops him and arrests... See full summary »

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Dr. Tom Halman
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Dr. Philip Spires
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Alison Halman
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Dr. Paul Vaughn
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John Kirby
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Charlie
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Nancy Halman
Joyce Ingle ...
Mrs. Sims
Jay De Plano ...
Biker Leader (as Jay DePland)
Lillette Zoe Raley ...
Tatooed Biker Mama
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Biker at Cafe
Linda Tatum ...
Biker Mama at Bar
Kathleen Lee ...
Biker Mama at Bar (as Kathy Lee)
Desmond Dhooge ...
Jimmy the Guard
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Dan Stevens is the sheriff of a small Texas town who checks out a disturbance which turns to murder. The killer is still in the house and he tries to kill Dan, but Dan stops him and arrests him. The killer attempts to flee, but is shot and killed and is taken to a medical institute. Three doctors, led by Dr. Philip Spires, operates on the killer and brings him back to life using a formula that the three doctors made and the killer is made indestructable. Dr. Tom Halman tries to terminate the killer, but he and his wife are killed. After the two remaining doctors are killed, the killer goes after Dr. Halman's sister Alison, and it's up to Sheriff Dan Stevens to stop him. Written by Anonymous

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Science created him. Now Chuck Norris must destroy him. See more »


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2 April 1982 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Debut produced screenplay of Joseph Fraley who had previously penned the story for the earlier Chuck Norris movie _Black Tigers_. Silent Rage (1982) remains the first, final and only ever produced film script of Frawley. See more »

Goofs

When Allison closes the door that her brother is pinned on, his eyes move as the door closes and back to their usual position when the door opens. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Philip Spires: I did it John! I made history! We did! I'm the only one left who knows how we did it.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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It's the Time for Love
Music and Lyrics by Morgan Stoddard
Performed by Katey Sagal (as Katie Sagal)
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No mad slasher ever faced an opponent as formidable as Chuck Norris.
14 July 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This Norris vehicle was a little different for its time, taking inspiration not only from the slasher films of the time but classic Dr. Frankenstein type stories. So one could say this is part suspense, part sci-fi, and part horror as Norris plays a low key sheriff of a small Texas town. His nemesis this time is a man named John Kirby (Brian Libby), a disturbed sort who'd gone on a rampage and then been gunned down. However, interfering doctors decide to test their experimental rejuvenating serum on the guy, and turn him into a virtually indestructible monster. Aside from one scene where Norris humiliates a gang of bikers, this doesn't play out like your usual Norris story, and as mentioned goes for scares more than it does action. Director Michael Miller, who'd previously done the cult classic "Jackson County Jail", handles the material with skill, and manages to create some honest-to-God tension, relying on the music score (composed by Peter Bernstein and Mark Goldenberg) as little as possible. There's one sequence at about the halfway point that will automatically have the viewer thinking of "Halloween", and Libby is genuinely creepy as the killer, having little in the way of dialogue. He's introduced in a striking opening sequence in which the sense of chaos and prowling camera greatly assist in the the mood and the sense of a mind deteriorating. An interesting supporting cast certainly helps, although Toni Kalem is an unfortunately nondescript leading lady and the supposed comedy relief intended by the casting of Stephen Furst as Norris's deputy doesn't really work too well. Ron Silver is also stuck in a grating role as a one-note "voice of reason" type of guy, but excellent character players Steven Keats and William Finley, may they both rest in peace, are amusing to watch as the scientists doing things just as much for their own egos & gratification as any desire to help mankind. The movie is a good deal of fun and gets a lot out of its rural setting. The climactic fight is especially noteworthy the way it takes place without a music score to help drive it along. The movie may not appeal to Norris fans across the board, with its lack of emphasis on his fighting skills, but if they're looking for something a little off the beaten path, it does have its rewards. Trivia note: none other than Katey Sagal sings the movies' love song. Seven out of 10.


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