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Silent Rage (1982)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  2 April 1982 (USA)
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A sheriff tries to stop the killing spree of a mute maniacal murderer who, as the result of years of medical experimentation, has the ability to self-heal.

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Dr. Tom Halman
Steven Keats ...
Dr. Philip Spires
Toni Kalem ...
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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Storyline

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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He's an indestructible man fused with powers beyond comprehension. An unstoppable terror who in one final showdown, will push Chuck Norris to his limits. And beyond. See more »


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2 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das stumme Ungeheuer  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Brian Libby's performance as the murderous psychopath John Kirby is almost entirely mute bar for when he "mumbles a sentence or two early on in the movie" as The New York Times put it. See more »

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Towards the end of the movie, we seen John Kirby, covered in flames, jump into a near by lake. When he comes out of the water his clothes are not burned at all. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Billy, they were the biggest things I ever saw and they had tattoos on them. You know, I may be in love. I might just go right back in there and ask her out on a date. (Biker flies out of the bar through the door) Mayday! billy, send backup! all units report to the old blues bar, over!
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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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Better than most of the slashers from that time
6 March 2004 | by (OH.) – See all my reviews

I remember watching "Silent Rage" along time ago when I was very young, and I could barely sit through the whole film because of the suspense. I would get up and walk into another room, then come back to check out what was going on. It was quite intense for a young kid. I can certainly sit through the whole thing now, without trouble, but the movie is still suspenseful. And, like my one line summary says, this movie creates and maintains suspense better than a lot of the slasher movies that were being made back the the early '80s.

This isn't a well known movie, but it's really one of Norris' best that he's been in. 8/10


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