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Eye of the Tiger (1986)

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Returning home from prison, a Vietnam War veteran sets out to clean up his hometown which has come under the control of a violent motorcycle gang.

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... Buck Matthews
... J.B. Deveraux
... Sheriff
... Father Healey
... Christie Matthews
... Blade
... Dawn
... Jennifer Matthews
Eric Boles ... Doctor (as Eric Bolles)
... Jake
Douglas Dirkson ... Jimmy
Kathryn Fuller ... Bingo Lady
Jorge Gil ... Jamie
Amelia Haas ... Melody / Mini-Cam Reporter
Ray Habercorn ... Police Officer
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Buck Matthews (Gary Busey) is a former Vietnam veteran/ex-con recently released from the state prison. He returns to the small Midwest town where he grew up only to discover the place overrun by a large motorcycle gang bent on causing trouble. When the bikers murder his wife and traumatize his young daughter, Buck finds himself all alone. The corrupt town sheriff (Seymour Cassel) is unsympathetic and unwilling to help Buck (because the sheriff is under control of the biker gang leader Blade (William Smith). So, Buck decides to take matters into his own hands, With the help from a fellow Vietnam vet, Deputy J.B. Deveraux (Yaphet Kotto), as well as Buck's former cell-mate, a drug kingpin living in Miami, Buck arms himself to the teeth and wages a one-man war against the motorcyclists to destroy them once and for all. Written by matt-282

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28 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Movie was filmed in Valencia, Ca . Valencia is best known for Six Flags magic mountain. See more »

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In the scene with the dead paramedics, the bottom paramedic clearly blinks right before the camera passes by him. See more »

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Sheriff: [to Buck] Doing that time in there didn't do a damn thing for you, did it? You were an asshole then and you're a 'bigger' asshole now!
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Referenced in Zeg 'ns Aaa: Opgeruimd staat netjes (1987) See more »

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Gravity
Written by Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records and Tapes
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* * * Out Of Five
18 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Gary Busey stars as Buck Matthews a reformed ex-con and ex-Vietnam vet who wages war on bikers responsible for the murder of his wife, Busey resorts to the usual manner in dispatching these bikers, often playing grisly practical jokes that involve using wire at neck level, to decapitate his foes. The fight really reaches the boiling point when the bikers snatch Matthews' daughter (Judith Barsi) and therefore even Buck Matthews turns to his fellow Vietnam vet buddy J.B Deveraux (Yaphet Kotto) and together they blitz the biker's stronghold in this more fun than you would expect one man army thriller. If you really need an accurate description, just picture Death Wish 3 with Gary Busey instead of Charles Bronson. However what makes this biker entry so much fun is watching the traps Busey sets up for the bikers, which always have grisly (and hilarious) results.

3/5 Matt Bronson


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