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Blind Fury -- 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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Ryôzô Kasahara (earlier screenplay)
Charles Robert Carner (screen story)
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16 March 1990 (USA) See more »
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He may be blind but he don't need no dog. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Typical martial arts action film is distinguished by an unconventional hero and a great sense of humor. See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rutger Hauer ... Nick Parker

Terry O'Quinn ... Frank Devereaux (as Terrance O'Quinn)

Brandon Call ... Billy Devereaux

Noble Willingham ... MacCready

Lisa Blount ... Annie Winchester

Nick Cassavetes ... Lyle Pike

Rick Overton ... Tector Pike

Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Slag

Charles Cooper ... Cobb

Meg Foster ... Lynn Devereaux

Shô Kosugi ... The Assassin (as Sho Kosugi)

Paul James Vasquez ... Gang Leader
Julia Gonzalez ... Latin Girl
Woody Watson ... Crooked Miami Cop #1
Alex Morris ... Crooked Miami Cop #2
Mark Fickert ... Bus Station Cop
Weasel Forshaw ... Popcorn
Roy Morgan ... Six Pack
Tim Mateer ... Snow

C.K. McFarland ... Female Biker
T.J. McFarland ... Cornfield Killer #1

Blue Deckert ... Cornfield Killer #2
Glenn Lampert ... Cornfield Killer #3
Red Mitchell ... Cornfield Killer #4
Bonnie Suggs ... Rockwell Mom
Harold Suggs ... Rockwell Dad
Barbara Gulling-Goff ... Freeway Lady #1
Dorothy Young ... Freeway Lady #2

Sharon Shackelford ... Colleen
Jay Pennison ... Casino Bodyguard #1
Tiger Chung Lee ... Casino Bodyguard #2
R. Nelson Brown ... Crooked Croupier
Lincoln Casey Jr. ... Croupier #2
Gene Skillen ... Croupier #3
Debora Williams ... Big Mama
Kyle Thatcher ... Casino Cowboy
Patricia Mathews ... Casino Patron
Mitch Hrushowy ... Waiter in Elevator
Ernest Mack ... Penthouse Guard #1
Linwood Walker ... Penthouse Guard #2
Robert Prentiss ... Drug Dealer (as Robert Manning)
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... Ski Lodge Killer #1 (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Glenn R. Wilder ... Ski Lodge Killer #2 (as Glen Wilder)

David R. Ellis ... Ski Lodge Killer #3 (as David Ellis)

Michael Adams ... Ski Lodge Killer #4 (as Mike Adams)
Dave Bartholomew ... Ski Lodge Killer #5 (as David Bartholomew)

Fred Lerner ... Ski Lodge Killer #6
Mike Shanks ... Ski Lodge Killer #7
Ray Colbert ... Ski Lodge Killer #8
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Holly Cross Vagley ... Freeway Lady #3 (uncredited)

Directed by
Phillip Noyce 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ryôzô Kasahara (earlier screenplay)

Charles Robert Carner (screen story)

Charles Robert Carner (screenplay)

Produced by
Charles Robert Carner .... associate producer
Robert W. Cort .... executive producer
Daniel Grodnik .... producer
David Madden .... executive producer
Tim Matheson .... producer
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
 
Cinematography by
Don Burgess 
 
Film Editing by
David A. Simmons  (as David Simmons)
 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson  (as Junie Lowry)
 
Production Design by
Peter Murton 
 
Art Direction by
John Myhre 
 
Set Decoration by
Tom Talbert 
 
Costume Design by
Katherine Dover 
 
Makeup Department
Karoly Balazs .... key hair stylist (as Charles Balazs)
Karoly Balazs .... key makeup artist (as Charles Balazs)
J.C. Matalon .... special makeup effects
Jan Sebastian .... assistant hair stylist (as Jan MacKenzie)
Jan Sebastian .... assistant makeup artist (as Jan MacKenzie)
Jeanne Van Phue .... key hair stylist
Jeanne Van Phue .... key makeup artist
Cinzia Zanetti .... hair stylist: second unit
Cinzia Zanetti .... makeup artist: second unit
 
Production Management
Leonard Bram .... production manager: second unit (as Len Bram)
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... unit production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sandy Collister .... additional second assistant director: Houston (as Sandy Collister-Drown)
K.C. Colwell .... second assistant director: second unit
Tom Davies .... first assistant director
Douglas Dean III .... second assistant director (as Doug Dean)
Donald P.H. Eaton .... first assistant director: second unit (as Donald Eaton)
Thomas A. Irvine .... second assistant director (as Thomas Irvine)
Max Kleven .... second unit director: additional crew
Dick Ziker .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Beauvais .... scenic artist
Joel Bestrop .... set dresser: second unit
Lloyd Brown .... assistant property master (as Loyd Brown)
Jim Cavalucci .... scenic shop foreman
Kirk Corwin .... property master: second unit
Mark C. Haskins .... key set dresser
James Henderson .... lead man (as James Michael Henderson)
Anthony Maccario .... property master
Michael Marcus .... art director: second unit
Tim I. Miller .... propmaker (as Tim Miller)
James Monroe .... assistant props
Len Morganti .... production illustrator: second unit
Michael Holton Murphy .... assistant props
Lauren E. Polizzi .... set designer (as Lauren Polizzi)
Maggi Poorman .... art department assistant: Houston
Paul S. Power .... production illustrator (as Paul Power)
Nicholas T. Preovolos .... set decorator: second unit (as Nikko Preovolos)
Michael Reinhart .... construction coordinator: second unit
Lisa Roman .... art department coordinator: second unit
Chuck Singleton .... construction coordinator
William R. Southern Jr. .... carpenter foreman (as William P. Southern Jr.)
Norman West .... lead man: second unit
Ivy Whisnant .... shop foreman (as Iverson Whisnant Jr.)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Steven Fidler .... prop maker (uncredited)
David W. Roden .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gregg Baxter .... sound editor
Jacob Goldstein .... production sound mixer
William Grigg .... boom operator: second unit (as Bill Grigg)
David Hagberg .... assistant sound editor
Grover B. Helsley .... re-recording mixer (as Grover Helsey)
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor
Walter Hoylman .... sound mixer: second unit (as Walt Hoylman)
David M. Ice .... sound editor (as David Ice)
Doug Jackson .... sound editor
Eric Lindemann .... special sound effects
Eric Lindemann .... supervising sound editor
William L. McCaughey .... re-recording mixer (as William McCaughey)
Prometheus Patient .... boom operator
Tally Paulos .... adr editor
Troy Porter .... foley mixer
Richard D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Christopher Sheldon .... sound editor (as Chris Sheldon)
Thomas W. Small .... assistant sound editor (as Tom Small)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Jeff Timbs .... daily sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects coordinator: second unit (as Marty Bresin)
Steven C. Foster .... special effects assistant (as Steven Foster)
Marvin Gardner .... special effects assistant
Allen Hall .... special effects coordinator
Mike Menzel .... special effects foreman
Joe Montenegro .... special effects assistant
Michael Schorr .... special effects foreman: second unit (as Mike Schorr)
Frank Toro .... special effects assistant
Mark Twogood .... special effects: second unit
Robert G. Willard .... special effects foreman (as Robert Glen Willard)
Yancy Calzada .... stop-motion animation (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Antonio .... stunts
Rob Bowman .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Jackson Burns .... stunt double: Rutger Hauer
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (as George Colucci)
Chuck Courtney .... stunts
Laura Dash .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts
John Escobar .... stunts
Terry James .... stunts
Gary Jensen .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts (as John Michael Johnson)
Kent Jordan .... stunts
Rick Kahana .... stunts
Max Kleven .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Dan Koko .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... sword fight coordinator
Frank Lux .... stunts
Dennis Madalone .... car stunt coordinator (as Dennis 'Danger' Madalone)
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
Wayne Montanio .... stunts
Daniel K. Moore .... stunts (as Daniel Moore)
Tom Morga .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunts
Frank Orsatti .... stunts
Melanie Peoples .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Dane Selznick .... stunts
Cherie Tash .... stunts
Joey Tribunella .... stunts
Ric Wagner .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Dave Bartholomew .... stunts (uncredited)
Richie Gaona .... stunts (uncredited)
Dan Koko .... stunt double: Tector Pike (uncredited)
John-Clay Scott .... stunt double: Randall 'Tex' Cobb (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Ahrens .... lamp operator: second unit
William S. Berry .... second camera coordinator
Levon Besnelian .... grip: second unit (as Levon Besnelien)
Josh Bleibtreu .... first assistant camera
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Peter Clarson .... gaffer: second unit
Jacqui Compton .... second assistant camera
Scott R. Davis .... best boy grip (as Scott Davis)
Michael Dreyer .... grip
Tim Durr .... grip: second unit
Mark Ellensohn .... key grip: second unit
Michael Ferris .... camera operator
Rachel A. Flores .... gaffer: Houston
Rachel A. Flores .... key grip: Houston
Wayne Forster .... gaffer
Kurt Haller .... camera loader
Kim Heath .... dolly grip: second unit
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... dolly grip (as Jeff Howery)
Bobby Huber .... key grip
Stephen Lee .... grip
Michael Lund .... first assistant camera: second unit
George Mays .... electrical best boy
Fred L. McLane .... first assistant second camera (as Fred McLane)
John Murphy .... grip (as John W. Murphy)
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... director of photography: second unit (as Philip Pfeifer)
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... second camera operator (as Philip Pfeiffer)
Mark Pickens .... gaffer: Reno
Mark Pickens .... key grip: Reno
Darrin Pulford .... lamp operator: second unit
Joe Rowan .... best boy electric: second unit
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator: Reno
Edmondo Sepulveda .... best boy grip: second unit (as Edmundo Sepulveda)
Scott Sproule .... second assistant camera: second camera, second unit
Chris Squires .... Steadicam operator
Christopher Woods .... second camera operator: second unit (as Chris Woods)
Steve Graves .... grip (uncredited)
Bubba Sheffield .... electrician (uncredited)
Will Taylor .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Elisa Goodman .... casting assistant
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
William A. Johnson .... casting associate
Ed Johnston .... casting: Texas
Sally Lear .... casting: Nevada
Sue Liberman .... extras casting: Houston
Louise Marrufo .... casting assistant
Mimi Maynard .... adr voice casting
Matthew W. Davis .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry R. Allen .... costume supervisor: second unit (as Jerry Allen)
Deborah Banks .... wardrobe production assistant
Patsy Chaney .... wardrobe supervisor: Reno
Athena Hendrix .... wardrobe production assistant
Keith G. Lewis .... wardrobe supervisor: Houston
Beth Sheldon .... wardrobe assistant (as Beth Holmes)
Stéphane Tavenas .... wardrobe production assistant (as Stephane Tavenas)
 
Editorial Department
John A. Barton .... associate film editor (as John Barton)
Craig Bench .... assistant film editor
Jenny Hicks .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Susan Elkins .... location manager: Houston
Carole Fontana .... location manager: Reno
Mike Harrowing .... location scout: Houston
 
Music Department
Michael Rockwell .... music score engineer
Jim Weidman .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Michael Kern .... transportation captain
Ron Kern .... transportation coordinator
Marti Wells .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lillian Madere Andrade .... studio teacher (as Lillian Madere)
Chris Auer .... production assistant
Wendy Baker .... production assistant: Reno
Steve Boyum .... action advisor
Irene Brafstein .... studio teacher
Lloyd Brown .... armorer (as Loyd Brown)
Helen Caldwell .... script supervisor
Joe Camp .... alligator wrangler
Charles Robert Carner .... technical consultant
David Cass Jr. .... production assistant (as Dave Cass)
Scott Cort .... production assistant
Susan Cox .... travel coordinator: Reno
Shelly Glasser .... assistant: Mr. Noyce
Nancy Glenn .... assistant: Mr. Grodnik, Houston
Joyce Gregg .... production coordinator: second unit
Laura Groppe .... production office assistant: Houston
Tom Hoeck .... set medic (as Thomas B. Hoeck)
Tim Huchthausen .... sword craftsman
Jeffrey J. Kiehlbauch .... production coordinator (as Jeffrey Kiehlbauch)
Robyn Kratzer .... assistant: Mr. Matheson, Houston
Francine Lauzon .... production secretary: Houston
Kathi Levine .... assistant accountant
Martha J. Liermann .... production secretary
Micaela Lockridge .... production assistant: Reno
Michael Lodge .... title designer: main titles
Mike Mansfield .... craft service: Reno
April McKee .... craft service: Houston
Douglas A. Raine .... production assistant (as Doug Raine)
Joe Richards .... unit publicist
William F. Rose Jr. .... assistant accountant
Roberta Rose .... production accountant
Jodi Ross .... assistant: Mr. Grodnik and Mr. Matheson
Gina Scheerer .... production coordinator: Houston
Mark Schwiesow .... production office assistant: Reno
Phillip F. St. Pierre Jr. .... supervisor: tram operations, Squaw Valley
Shawn Stevens .... crafts service/catering
Lynn Manning .... advisor: blindness (uncredited)
Lynn Manning .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Dean Wright .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
86 min | West Germany:85 min (cut version)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nick Park and Frank Devereaux were written as nods to Marvel comic book character Nick Fury and Frank Castle/The Punisher. Both Nick Fury and Frank Castle were both war veterans (Fury fought in World War II and Castle fought in Vietnam). Nick Parker is blinded by a mortar explosion and Frank Deveraux's Ex wife Lynn is murdered by illegal casino owner and crime boss MacCreadey. Both Nick Parker and Frank Devereaux are Vietnam veterans and the film's title happens to be "Blind Fury".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the fight at Lynn Devereaux's house, the houseplant atop the china cabinet changes from one kind to another several times between shots/See more »
Quotes:
Lyle Pike:God damn! There's more holes in that thing than in my daddy's rubber!
Tector Pike:I didn't know Dad wore a rubber!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Humble Pie (2007)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Typical martial arts action film is distinguished by an unconventional hero and a great sense of humor., 28 March 1999
Author: David Choi from New Jersey, USA

The setting is Vietnam, the year is 1969. Amid the explosive violence and the frenzied chaos, America begins to withdraw its troops from the Vietnam conflict. Two soldiers and long time buddies, Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer) and Frank Devereaux (Terry O'Quinn, star of THE STEPFATHER) are ready to go home.

However, the mission of utmost importance to take down the enemy has been bestowed upon the two volunteers. As the heroes begin to take their toll, Parker succumbs to the fiasco in Vietnam. He fights with all his might...but the devastation is simply too much for any one man to handle.

Without warning, Parker is blindsided by the enemy...and left for dead. Waking up several hours later, Parker realizes that he can no longer see; he is permanently blind. Suddenly, he has nowhere to go. He cannot see the lurid horrors of his fallen comrades. Parker is lucky to be alive... Now, hell-bent on getting out of this nightmare and returning home, Parker must find a way to survive in the jungles before the Vietcong arrive.

Without his ability to see, Parker must rely on his remaining senses to guide him out of dangerous perils.

BLIND FURY is a surprisingly serviceable action film. This flick is a fast-paced and fun adventure with raging fury. BLIND FURY contains impressively choreographed fighting sequences and a great, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. There's plenty of violence in this film to appease action fans, however, and the stunts and action sequences are certainly directed with flair. The comical tones also remind the audience that this film, though full of bellicose characteristics, is good natured and harmless.

As for the villains, Randall 'Tex' Cobb (UNCOMMON VALOR) is a nice addition as a wonderfully sinister, antagonistic philistine. Sho Kosugi also performs a dazzling, show-stealing act. He happens to be a professional assassin with a vendetta against Parker.

BLIND FURY is a commendable adventure with an unconventional hero. Exquisite sword-fighting, dynamite action, a likeable lead, and an amusing albeit subtle sense of humor all add up to an enjoyable experience. It is definitely better than your typical action fanfare with plenty of chances to root for the good guys! Cutting edge entertainment with good natured fun. Overall, a smoothly crafted film.

RATING: **1/2 out of ****.

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