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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 was 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, but discovers that he and his wife are divorced, and Frank no longer lives there. What they don't know is that Devereaux was playing in a crooked casino in Reno and accumulated a large debt. The casino boss 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. But Nick is there, and Nick saves the boy. Thus begins a road trip to Vegas to protect the boy and save his friend, with the boss' henchmen in pursuit. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$2,692,037
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only ever cinema movie [to date, September 2015] produced by actor-director Tim Matheson. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, when Nick realizes he's totally blind and keeps calling out for his partner, Frank, Nick can be seen sloshing through a trough and reaches his right hand out to grab a tree to steady him. How could he see the tree to grab if he was totally blind? See more »

Quotes

Slag: Not bad for a blind man! But that butter knife ain't gonna stop no bullet!
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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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Not As Good As I Remember, But Still..........
17 May 2004 | by underfire35See all my reviews

BLIND FURY is one of those guilty pleasure films. The late Chicago film critic Gene Siskel cited it as such during a broadcast of the show he co-hosted with Roger Ebert several years ago. It is not a great film, but has real moments of warmth and humor that are hard to ignore. It's difficult to explain, but what could have been just another vapid action film, is fleshed out by good performances, a self effacing sense of humor, and solid direction.

During the opening credits, we meet Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer). Having been blinded during a firefight in Viet Nam, he is taken in by a local hamlet and nursed back to health. The villagers also teach Nick the art of the sword, we get several scenes of his progress in which he becomes a master. Jump ahead twenty years, as Nick wanders down a country road, walking stick in hand. He is on his way to visit an old friend from the war. After a silly scene involving switched hot sauce, Nick arrives to find that his friend, Frank Devereaux (Terry O'Quinn) does not live there anymore, having left for Reno. Well, Nick meets Frank's wife and son Billy (Brandon Call). Enter Slag (the Randall 'Tex' Cobb), who has come to kidnap Frank's son, to force Frank into making designer drugs, so that an evil Reno casino owner can pay off his debts. Anyway, after a especially violent debacle, Nick is sworn to protect Billy, and off they go to Reno to rescue Frank.

Admittedly, BLIND FURY is plot heavy, and a lesser film would have sunk under the weight. But the film never gets overly involved with the story, never really takes it to seriously. This is director Phillip Noyce's follow up to DEAD CALM, a tense thriller that put him on the map (he would go on to helm PATRIOT GAMES, SLIVER, THE SAINT). It is a campy ode to samurai pictures and westerns, war movies and ninja chop-em-ups. Noyce sets the right tone and keeps the action moving. Observe the scene, near the end of the film: there is a tense moment when Billy throws a sword to Nick. The sword sails in the air, in slow motion, the music builds and the sword slips right through Nick's hands. It is a wonderfully funny moment.

Another important aspect is the character of Nick Parker. As played by Rutger Hauer, Nick is a simple man, not a super hero. He reacts through instinct to the situations he finds himself in, and uses mostly evasive techniques (similar to Jackie Chan), to defend himself. Hauer does a good job blending the realities of blindness with the Hollywood clichés, which makes scenes in which he drives down one-way streets, and the like, very entertaining. The film makers also keep the violence in a backlit, comic book style, never becoming overtly graphic (the antithesis of something like KILL BILL, where the characters dance through geysers of arterial spray). BLIND FURY is an enigma, it is not wacky enough to be considered cult, it does not deal with important subject matter, yet it is still somehow affecting. It will be cast into the discount bins at your local mall, left to languish in obscurity. But for those who will give it a chance, you may be surprised by this standard action fare raised to a higher level by a talented cast and crew. 8/10.


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