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Silent Rage (1982)

A sheriff tries to stop the killing spree of a silent maniacal murderer who, as the result of secret genetic experimentation by an unethical scientist, has the ability to self-heal.

Director:

Michael Miller

Writer:

Joseph Fraley

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... 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 the 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:

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Trivia

Brian Libby's performance as the murderous psychopath John Kirby is almost entirely mute except for when he mumbles a sentence or two early on in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, we seen John Kirby, covered in flames, jump into a near by lake. When he comes out of the water his clothes are not burned at all. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Philip Spires: I don't care if he killed 100 people! We are scientists not moralists!
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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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Soundtracks

It's the Time for Love
Music and Lyrics by Morgan Stoddard
Performed by Katey Sagal (as Katie Sagal)
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A Chuck Norris vehicle where the killer is the real star.
28 February 2010 | by WisdomsHammerSee all my reviews

It could be argued that this movie ripped off Halloween, and I'd have to agree, but at least there's an explanation behind the seemingly indestructible nature of the killer in this movie.

The bulk of this movie is hard to watch. Too much of Norris trying to act and not enough of the fighting that made him famous. Chuck's deputy sidekick is one unfunny joke after another. The love scenes were awkward. I didn't even enjoy the gratuitous Norris vs. bikers fight.

The killer's scenes, on the other hand, were mesmerizing. The movie starts with his failed struggle to maintain his sanity. We witness his descent into madness and homicidal rage and then his transformation into one of the most terrifying "monsters" I've ever seen on film.

Think of it as a typically bad Chuck Norris movie where the killer steals the show and makes the movie slightly better than bad. Bonus: A musical score that at moments was surprisingly effective.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Furia silenciosa 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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