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A Man Called Rage (1984)

Rage - Fuoco incrociato (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi | October 1986 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic world, a soldier of fortune enters "The Forbidden Land" to find uranium that will help save mankind. However, a rival adventurer is also after the uranium, but for his own ends.

Director:

Tonino Ricci (as Anthony Richmond)

Writers:

Jaime Comas Gil (story), Eugenio Benito (story) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Bruno Minniti Bruno Minniti ... Rage / Captain Strike (as Conrad Nichols)
Stelio Candelli Stelio Candelli ... Slash (as Steve Eliot)
Werner Pochath ... Victor
Taida Urruzola Taida Urruzola ... Mara
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Omar (as Chris Huerta)
Lola Bayo Lola Bayo
Ann Karen Ann Karen
Joaquín Parra Joaquín Parra
Anna Karin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Soldier / Raider
Gianluca Petrazzi Gianluca Petrazzi
Riccardo Petrazzi Riccardo Petrazzi ... Soldier
Renzo Pevarello ... Slash Henchman
Rinaldo Zamperla Rinaldo Zamperla
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a soldier of fortune enters "The Forbidden Land" to find uranium that will help save mankind. However, a rival adventurer is also after the uranium, but for his own ends.

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During the stock footage montage of the nuclear war destroying the earth, one shot of a presumed nuclear silo launching the ICBMS comes with the audio "God Speed, John Glen", giving it away as the launch of the historical Friendship-7 mission in 1962. See more »

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Despite all the flaws, the movie is still watchable
18 August 2017 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

In a post-apocalyptic future, people have banded together for survival. One group who would like to see the old world restored to all its glory believes they know the location where uranium was once housed. They hope to power their cities with it. Another group would like to get their hands on the uranium for their own, more destructive purposes. Who will get there first?

First, what's with the character names in these post-apocalyptic movies? Rage? Slash? Trash? Ratchet? Bronx? Hammer? One? Why not Roger or Fred or even Bill? I think the Italian filmmakers tried to outdo each other with their names. Rage and Slash from A Man Called Rage are perfect examples.

As far as this kind of movie goes, A Man Called Rage isn't overly original. There are only two scenes I can think of that stray from the standard playbook - the seeds at the end (nice touch) and the train. The rest is derivative filmmaking at its finest. A noticeable lack of budget doesn't help. Costuming is often as uninspired (and cheap) as tying a t-shirt around an actor's head. There's a lot of driving that serves as inexpensive padding. I can't tell you how many scenes begin with the good guys' jeep coming into frame, stopping, and someone pointing and saying, "Look". It happens over and over. Finally, the best (or worst) example of the film's budget limitations has to be earthquake. A few pebbles thrown across the surface of a larger rock while the camera shakes doesn't make for an effective natural disaster. Throw in some poorly choreographed fight scenes, iffy acting, and ridiculous special effects and you've got the makings of a real stinker.

However, despite all the flaws, A Man Called Rage is still watchable. The main actors playing the good guys are likable enough. Bruno Minniti is oddly enjoyable in the role of Rage. The chief baddie is appropriately over-the-top. Even though there's padding galore, there are some nice action sequences sprinkled throughout. Like I said, I especially enjoyed the scenes on the train. Finally, the ending worked for me. The use of the seeds was something completely different from what I was expecting or what I've seen before in one of these movies. It's a nice, restrained, upbeat moment.

Oh, I almost forgot another big plus for The Man Called Rage. Those painted-on jean shorts worn by lead actress, Taida Urruzola, are the real star. Wow!


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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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