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 ... Ed 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>

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He's lucky he can't see what he's up against. See more »


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Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert gave this movie "Two Thumbs Up". See more »

Goofs

Nick is wearing a digital watch despite being blind. While the watch may be able to speak the time at the touch of a button, Nick doesn't use the feature. See more »

Quotes

MacCready: I don't wanna hear about this blind man! What are you doing? Taking the stuff we're supposed to be selling?
Cobb: No, I...
MacCready: Oh, shut up, Ed! If you can't handle it, get me somebody who can! Get me Bruce Lee!
Cobb: Bruce Lee is dead.
MacCready: Then get his brother!
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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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Wow!
6 April 2001 | by Jonathan HornerSee all my reviews

I love this movie. It's another example of brilliant, under-rated acting by the one and only Rutger Hauer. In a way I feel sorry for Hauer, Like Christopher Lambert, he is a top quality actor but very under-rated.

Anyway, Rutger Hauer stars as a Vietnam War veteran. During battle, he was blinded by a mortar attack. He was then captured by a tribe in Vietnam and trained to master the sword. 20 years later, Hauer is back in the USA and sets out to find his fellow soldier friend, Frank.

The sword which Hauer uses in this movie is so cool. I love the sword fights in this movie.

8/10


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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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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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