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Silent Rage (1982)

A sheriff tries to stop the killing spree of a mute maniacal murderer who, as the result of years of medical experimentation, has the ability to self-heal.

Director:

Michael Miller

Writer:

Joseph Fraley

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Sheriff Dan Stevens
Ron Silver ... Dr. Tom Halman
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Dr. Philip Spires
Toni Kalem ... Alison Halman
William Finley ... Dr. Paul Vaughn
Brian Libby ... John Kirby
Stephen Furst ... Charlie
Stephanie Dunnam ... Nancy Halman
Joyce Ingle Joyce Ingle ... Mrs. Sims
Jay De Plano Jay De Plano ... Biker Leader (as Jay DePland)
Lillette Zoe Raley Lillette Zoe Raley ... Tatooed Biker Mama
Mike Johnson ... Biker at Cafe
Linda Tatum Linda Tatum ... Biker Mama at Bar
Kathleen Lee Kathleen Lee ... Biker Mama at Bar (as Kathy Lee)
Desmond Dhooge Desmond Dhooge ... Jimmy - Guard
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Storyline

Dan Stevens is the sheriff of a small Texas town who checks out a disturbance which turns to murder. The killer is still in the house and he tries to kill Dan, but Dan stops him and arrests him. The killer attempts to flee, but is shot and killed and is taken to a medical institute. Three doctors, led by Dr. Philip Spires, operate on the killer and using a formula the doctors made, they bring him back to life. If that's not bad enough, the formula also made the killer indestructible. Dr. Tom Halman tries to stop the killer, but he and his wife are killed. After the two remaining doctors are killed, the killer goes after Dr. Halman's sister Alison, and it's up to Sheriff Dan Stevens to stop him.

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Martial Arts Master Versus Superhuman Killing Machine! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das stumme Ungeheuer See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,693,117, 4 April 1982

Gross USA:

$10,490,791
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "Science created him. Now Chuck Norris must destroy him. He's an indestructible man fused with powers beyond comprehension. An unstoppable terror who in one final showdown, will push Chuck Norris to his limits. And beyond". See more »

Goofs

When Allison closes the door that her brother is pinned on, his eyes move as the door closes and back to their usual position when the door opens. See more »

Quotes

Biker Leader: Me and my boys chew up towns like this.
Sheriff Dan Stevens: Is that so?
Biker Leader: Oh yeah!
Sheriff Dan Stevens: Then that tells me something. You've never been through this town before!
Biker Leader: What makes you so damn sure of that?
Sheriff Dan Stevens: Because this little town would ruin those pretty white teeth of yours.
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Alternate Versions

Although the UK cinema version was uncut all UK video versions were cut by 41 secs by the BBFC to edit some scenes of violence. These included an axe blow to a man's head, the terrorizing and murder of Nancy Halman, and the discovery of the corpse of Dr Vaughn with a syringe in his neck. See more »

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It's the Time for Love
Music and Lyrics by Morgan Stoddard
Performed by Katey Sagal (as Katie Sagal)
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User Reviews

 
A raging psycho thriller no viewer should keep silent about

One of the better Chuck Norris movies, and there's not many. Here, a spin is put on the story which a loved. There's a psychopathic killer out there. He's shot down and killed. Three gifted specialists, do the unthinkable, when injecting the corpse with a serum that brings the nutter back to life, so red haired Chuck, sporting that moustache, has his work cut out for him, as the indestructible psychopathic force, escapes the medical facility. Silent Rage is really good and compact movie making that I like, thanks to it's story. Furst's performance is appealing as Chuck's overweight and bumbling partner, and also that of a younger Ron Silver who opened Pandoras's box, conducting an experiment that should of never happened. We have a nice little romantic montage too, and again, Chuck does what he does best, and it isn't acting. One set up scene of action in a bar, I liked, with Chuck kicking some redneck bikers's asses, another memorable Chuckie moment. With these films about indestructible forces, The Night Stalker, another one to springs to mind, you really want to believe the unbelievable, where even for the hero, we're uncertain, where the fight has never been stronger, as the odds almost seem unbeatable or with a small survival rate. These films, I really find exciting and this is just another example.


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