A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again. Written by
The film was set for release in late 1987, but went unreleased in America for five years when its distributor, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, went bankrupt. William Friedkin reedited the film and changed the ending before Miramax Films eventually picked it up and gave it a limited run in 1992. See more »
During the amusement/fair scene, when the little boy is being held and throwing ping-pong balls into the cups, my wife and I walk by staring straight into the camera! (filmed in my then hometown) See more »
RAMPAGE is one of the rare films were we are not shown EVERYTHING a serial killer does but are given a look inside his head, and it is disturbing. ALEX MACARTHUR plays a killer who scares the crap out of the viewing audience on acting prowese alone. The film, was sort of controversial when released, yet poses a question in it's end. The strength of RAMPAGE is when does a man like TED BUNDY or the character in this film stop being a human being and start becoming a wild dog driven only by his lusts and violence. Most experts would agree there is no dividing line..or is there? The BIBLE gives an explanation of a reprobate mind, people like FREUD blame parental upbringing etc. This movie paints a disturbing portrait of a character clearly a human being but clearly mad. The sad thing is with shows on the discovery channel etc. we see characters IN REAL LIFE like this everyday. The troubling thing is this films plausible nature, and an ability in it to suspend the disbelief in plot, story, and characters and the nature of the villain himself. (or to doctors is he a villain or a carnivore of emotion and hate?) Michael Biehn gives one of the better performances of his career as an attorney who works the case. Biehn is usually typecast yet, he plays the character with great ease in what was a difficult contrast between him and the criminal...or was it great ease? I recommend this film because it shows the other side of crime, the victim. Very few movies show after crime scenes of fathers and sons trying to cope. I also recommend this film because of the thought provoking nature and disturbing end..the end's question is an answer you must decide on your own. Enjoy.
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