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Blind Fury (1989)

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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.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Ryôzô Kasahara (earlier screenplay), Charles Robert Carner (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Julia Gonzalez ... Latin Girl
Woody Watson ... Crooked Miami Cop #1
Alex Morris ... Crooked Miami Cop #2
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Storyline

Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer) is a Vietnam vet who was blinded during the war. He was found by one of the local tribes, who taught him to enhance his remaining senses and to expertly wield a sword. On his return to the United States, he goes to visit an old Army buddy, Frank Devereaux (Terrance O'Quinn), but discovers that he and his wife, Lynn (Meg Foster) are divorced, and Frank no longer lives there. What they don't know is that Devereaux was playing in a crooked casino in Reno, Nevada and accumulated a large debt. Casino boss MacCready (Noble Willingham) is willing to forgive his debt if he does something for him: Devereaux is a chemist, and they want him to make designer drugs. In order to make sure he does it, they try to kidnap his son, Billy (Brandon Call). But Nick is there, and Nick saves the boy. Thus begins a road trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to protect the boy and save his friend, with the boss' henchmen in pursuit. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Master of the sword. Avenger of the truth. Blind as a bat. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The name of the character that Rutger Hauer played is "Nick Parker". "Parker" was the name of Producer Daniel Grodnik's favorite anti-hero, Parker, in the Richard Stark series of crime novels. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after Nick's scenes in Vietnam, he is seen walking down a stretch of highway signed as Florida State Road 84, which is shown as a 2-laned stretch of road. At the time of this movie's production (1988-89), the real SR-84 had already been upgraded to a 4-laned divided highway (just prior to becoming part of present-day Interstate 75). See more »

Quotes

MacCready: [Nick and Frank finally confront MacCready] Well, well, well! Mr. Blind Man, you're positively an incredible human being. You're a walking advertisement for hiring the handicapped!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, we see Nick Parker continuing his stroll along the highway until he is lost from view See more »

Alternate Versions

To receive a '15' cinema certificate the UK version was cut by 22 secs with heavy edits to sword slashes during a fight scene. The video was upgraded to an '18' and the cuts restored though a 4 sec cut was made to remove a reference to the use of detergent in the making of a bomb. See more »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Absurd With Zero Credibility......But Fun!
28 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Talk about "suspending belief!" Boy, if this is a prime case of that, I don't know what is, but, it's still pretty enjoyable to watch. You just have enjoy what happening and put your brain on the back-burner.

Rutger Hauer plays a blind man who winds up killing about 10-20 bad guys in fights, despite the fact (1) they can see; (2) they also have guns!

Yes, it's absurd, but it's all in fun especially with Hauer cracking jokes and showing compassion in all his violence. The villains, meanwhile, are so stereotyped you almost want to laugh out loud.

This whole movie is really like a cartoon, without the animation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saga; Tales from the Warrior Age See more »

Filming Locations:

Sealy, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$868,380, 18 March 1990

Gross USA:

$2,692,037

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,692,037
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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