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Blind Fury (1989)

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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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Frank Devereaux (as Terrance O'Quinn)
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Tector Pike
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Slag
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Cobb
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Lynn Devereaux
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The Assassin (as Sho Kosugi)
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Latin Girl (as Julia Gonzales)
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Crooked Miami Cop #1
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Storyline

Nick Parker was a Vietnam vet who got blinded during the war. He would be found by one of the local tribes. They would teach how to handle a sword. He would eventually become quite good with it. He would then return to the States and would visit an old Army buddy. When he gets there, he discovers that he and his wife are divorced. What they don't know is that he (his friend) was playing in a crooked casino in Vegas, and accumulated a large debt. The owner's willing to forget his debt, if he does something for him. His friend is a chemist and they want him to make some designer drugs, and in order to make sure he does it they try and kidnap his son. But lucky Nick is there, Nick saves his son but not his wife. He and the boy begin a road trip for Vegas to save his father, with the owner's people in pursuit. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

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

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fúria Cega  »

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$2,692,037 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, when Nick realizes he's totally blind and keeps calling out for his partner, Frank, Nick can be seen sloshing through a trough and reaches his right hand out to grab a tree to steady him. How could he see the tree to grab if he was totally blind? See more »

Quotes

MacCready: I don't wanna hear about this blind man! What are you doing? Taking the stuff we're supposed to be selling?
Cobb: No, I...
MacCready: Oh, shut up, Ed! If you can't handle it, get me somebody who can! Get me Bruce Lee!
Cobb: Bruce Lee is dead.
MacCready: Then get his brother!
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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 »

Connections

References Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) See more »

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Funny and exciting popcorn action movie
9 July 2001 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

This movie gets a thumbs up from me, not because it is a GREAT FILM, but because, when you put it next to similar movies--Chuck Norris or steven Segal movies-- it is superior.

the action sequences are tightly directed and exciting. the humor works. but most important, Rutger Hauer is the main character. When is everybody going to figure out that this guy is a great actor? He is always natural, can be funny, pathetic, intense, anything. He's truly on the level of,say, Gene Hackman, he just can't seem to get into many A-level projects.

Blind Fury is a funny-exciting-goofy type of action film, kind of like a Jackie Chan film, and Hauer's presence raises the whole thing an extra level.


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