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Blind Fury (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  16 March 1990 (USA)
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A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

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Latin Girl (as Julia Gonzales)
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Storyline

Nick Parker was a Vietnam vet who was blinded during the war. He was found by one of the local tribes, who taught him to enhance his remaining senses and to expertly wield a sword. On his return to the United States, he goes to visit an old Army buddy, Frank Devereaux, but discovers that he and his wife are divorced, and Frank no longer lives there. What they don't know is that Devereaux was playing in a crooked casino in Vegas, and accumulated a large debt. The casino boss is willing to forgive his debt if he does something for him: Devereaux is a chemist, and they want him to make designer drugs. In order to make sure he does it, they try to kidnap his son. But Nick is there, and Nick saves the boy. Thus begins a road trip to Vegas to protect the boy and save his friend, with the boss' henchmen in pursuit. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Master of the sword. Avenger of the truth. Blind as a bat. See more »


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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$2,692,037 (USA)
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Trivia

Tim Matheson was introduced to producer Daniel Grodnik by writer Charles Robert Carner. Tim was interested in learning how to produce. Grodnik told him, "if you ever bring me a piece of material that I like, you can be a producer on it with me." 2 weeks later Matheson screened 'Zatoichi Challenged' for Grodnik to develop as an American remake. It took 7 years, 3 studios, 2 directors, and 11 drafts of the script to finally get the film about a blind samurai in America made. Grodnik sold it to Jeff Sagansky, the president of Tri-Star Pictures, by pitching him two ad lines: 'Pray you see him before he hears you' and 'He don't need no dog.' See more »

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The photo of Nick and Frank together was taken right before the mortar attack started, after which the two didn't see each other again. How did they both end up with a copy of it? See more »

Quotes

Frank Devereaux: I'm not gonna make that shit for you! I'm not gonna, goddamn it!
MacCready: Designer drugs, boy! Wave of the future! And as legal as whores and lawyers in this state!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, we see Nick Parker continuing his stroll along the highway until he is lost from view See more »

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Remake of Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô (1967) See more »

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Absurd With Zero Credibility......But Fun!
28 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Talk about "suspending belief!" Boy, if this is a prime case of that, I don't know what is, but, it's still pretty enjoyable to watch. You just have enjoy what happening and put your brain on the back-burner.

Rutger Hauer plays a blind man who winds up killing about 10-20 bad guys in fights, despite the fact (1) they can see; (2) they also have guns!

Yes, it's absurd, but it's all in fun especially with Hauer cracking jokes and showing compassion in all his violence. The villains, meanwhile, are so stereotyped you almost want to laugh out loud.

This whole movie is really like a cartoon, without the animation.


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