Monday, May 12, 2014

Blind Fury Movie Review 322

Blind Fury is a 1989 action movie starring Rutger Hauer, Terry O 'Quinn and Brandon Call. It is directed by Phillip Noyce(Dead Calm).

Hauer stars as Nick Parker who is a Vietnam veteran who lost his sight in an attack. He was nursed back to health by some locals and he was taught how to be an expert at fighting and swordsmanship.
He drops in on old pal,Frank Deveraux(O 'Quinn) who was in the army with him. But, Frank has disappeared and Nick witnesses an attack in which Frank's wife is killed. He rescues his son, Billy(Call) from baddies sent by Frank's boss, MacCready(Noble Willingham). They want Billy to keep Frank in line. Nick and Billy go on the run and are chased by the baddies. Nick uses his expertise to fight them.

Frank is being forced to help MacCready to make drugs. Nick comes to rescue him and here is much fighting. Nick defeats them all and Billy is reunited with his dad. Frank and Nick talk about the attack in which he lost his sight. Frank always felt responsible, but Nick forgives him. They are all happy until Nick decides that he has to go his own way. Billy is upset as they had grown close during their adventure. Billy considers him Uncle Nick and they part tearfully.

This was a fun action movie. Hauer was good in the lead and it was entertaining. You can leave your brain at home and just enjoy this for what it is- an 80's action movie with Terry O'Quinn in it! I give it a 5/10.


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