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About the Movie
Blinded and left to die in Vietnam, Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer) has been missing in action for more than two decades. Finally home, he sets out to find and forgive his old Army buddy, Frank Deveraux (Terrance O'Quinn). Forced to cook up designer drugs for a corrupt casino boss, Deveraux talks, putting his ex-wife and son in danger. Caught in the middle and with henchmen in close pursuit, Nick uses his highly tuned senses to escape in an action-packed cross-country battle.
I saw this movie in the early 80's and I loved it. I haven't heard of Zatoichi (the blind swordsman) then until I saw the movie..this is the american version of it, I do not know if this is a homage of Zatoichi or they just copied the idea but it is a very good movie lots of swordplay and you get to see the king of modern ninja movies, sho kusugi..enjoy watching it I know i did..
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Blind Fury: While a blind swordsman might seem as unworkable a concept as a Jamaican bobsled team, if handled with humor, both could make interesting films. “Cool Runnings” succeeded, and so does “Blind Fury.” It’s an action flick with a sense of humor—the “blind man driving” scene is particularly funny (and pre-dates a similar scene in “Scent of a Woman” by two years)—and it’s nice to see the usually sullen Hauer laugh and smile. Of course the goons are evil idiots who deserve to die, which makes it all the more fun to watch Nick effortlessly outwit them. Eyes ain’t brains!
The script provides several clever methods of staging fights in an atmosphere conducive to Nick’s strange talents (a darkened room is merely the most obvious, but...a corn field?). The action is nicely choreographed and directed, and the film is filled with fast and furious sword-flashing action—including a pair of final surprises that put Nick’s odd abilities to the ultimate life-or-death test, and lead to some nicely satisfying violence and retribution. And it all works simply because, like Nick, the film refuses to take itself too seriously.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2000
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