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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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Latin Girl (as Julia Gonzales)
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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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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Furia ciega  »

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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 »

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During the van chase when Nick is driving, Billy accidentally tells Nick to turn right onto supposedly a one-way street, however as they drive down the street, you can see traffic lights on both directions. One-way streets would never have traffic lights facing both directions, and this particular street was obviously a two-way street re-painted to look like a one-way. See more »

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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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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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Referenced in Het uur van de wolf: Rutger Hauer: Blond, blue eyes (2006) See more »

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"Fury"-ous fun....
14 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, Hauer played Roy Batty in "Blade Runner", now he plays someone blind as a "bat". Get it?

Okay, sorry. The movie, right....

"Blind Fury" has gone and done it; it's the only movie I have ever seen about a blind swordsman with an Anglo hero that didn't need dubbed in America. It's in a class by itself.

And so is Hauer; he really puts his all in this part and he does it effectively. He wields a mean sword and actually is convincing as a blind man. Top that, Steven Seagal!

And there are action scenes in this film that will make your jaw drop. Really. Mine did, more than once. You won't believe the goings-on herein.

Not only does Hauer do well, but so does O'Quinn, Willingham, Blount, Foster, Overton (a great dimwit baddie if ever there was one) and even Cobb makes good. Who would have thought? Kosugi's part is small but he makes the most of it.

Like I said, the action is the key here and if you like a lot of action, this one will leave you "Blind"-sided.

Though for the sake of PC, maybe they should rename this "Visually-Impaired Fury"?

Just wondering.

Eight stars.


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