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Eye of the Tiger (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  28 November 1986 (USA)
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Returning home from prison, a Vietnam War veteran sets out to clean up his hometown which has come under the control of a violent motorcycle gang.

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Buck Matthews
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J.B. Deveraux
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Sheriff
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Father Healey
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Christie Matthews
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Dawn
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Jennifer Matthews
Eric Boles ...
Doctor (as Eric Bolles)
Joe Brooks ...
Jake
Douglas Dirkson ...
Jimmy
Kathryn Fuller ...
Bingo Lady
Jorge Gil ...
Jamie
Amelia Haas ...
Melody / Mini-Cam Reporter
Ray Habercorn ...
Police Officer
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Storyline

Gary Busey plays Buck, a former Vietnam veteran/ex-con recently released from the state prison. He returns to the small Midwest town where he grew up only to discover the place overrun by a large motorcycle gang bent on causing trouble. When the bikers murder his wife and traumatize his young daughter, Busey, with the help from a fellow Vietnam vet, as well as his former cell-mate, a drug kingpin living in Miami, Buck arms himself to the teeth and wages a war against the motorcyclists to destroy them once and for all. Written by Matthew Patay

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28 November 1986 (USA)  »

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A prova di vendetta  »

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Goofs

In the scene with the dead paramedics, the bottom paramedic clearly blinks right before the camera passes by him. See more »

Quotes

[Buck is pointing a shotgun at Blade]
Blade: [points to his head] If you're gonna shoot me... it better be here.
Blade: [points to his heart] Or here. Anyplace else, asshole, and I will kill you slowly.
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Eye of the Tiger
Written by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan
Performed by Survivor
Courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records and Tapes
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A cool movie about motorcycle gangs.
16 December 2005 | by (Normal, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

"Eye of the Tiger" is a real awesome action film with a great cast, Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Denise Galik-Furey, who is best known for her roll in the 1984 mini series "V: The Final Battle", and William Smith, who starred in such films as "Red Dawn" and "Any Which Way You Can". Seymour Cassel is awesome as the corrupt sheriff in the movie.

The movie starts out when convict and Vietnam Vet Buck Matthews(played by Gary Busey) gets released from prison, a fellow convict tells him if he needs anything, let him know. Buck gets home to his wife(played by Denise Galik-Furey) and daughter, things seem alright, but a biker gang is terrorizing the small town they live in.

Buck is having to deal with them, they murder his wife and cause his daughter to go into shock. Buck's problems are also bad with his parole officer(played By Seymour Cassel), who is also the sheriff of the town is in league with the biker gang. Buck goes after the gang, he asks the members of the town at the bingo game to help him but are afraid. the only one who will help him is his friend J.B. Deveraux, who is also a Vietnam Vet too.

This movie is an awesome film, the most memorable scene is when one of the bikers who ended up in the hospital, lost his voice cause of Buck Matthews, is forced to tell him where the gang took his daughter. Buck takes a stick of dynamite and puts Vaseline on it and shoves it up his butt and lights it, telling the guy that he has some seconds to write it down, which he does and Buck leaves letting to fuse on the dynamite run down and the biker dies of a heart attack, to this day, I still laugh at that part in the movie.

I give this film 10 out of 10 stars.


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