Silent Rage (1982)

Silent Rage

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Movie Info

The sheriff of a small Texas town is pitted against a genetically engineered super-villain.

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Joseph Fraley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2001
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast


as Sheriff Dan Stevens

as Dr. Tom Halman

as Dr. Philip Spires

as Alison Halman

as Dr. Paul Vaughn

as John Kirby

as Charlie

as Nancy Halman

as Mrs. Sims

as Bike Leader

as Tatooed Mama

as Biker Mama at Bar

as Biker Mama at Bar

as Jimmy the Guard

as Emergency Room Docto...

as Institute Doctor

as Waitress

as Sheriff's Deputy

as Sheriff's Deputy

as Boy at the House

as Boy at the House

as Boy at the House
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Critic Reviews for Silent Rage

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Classic Chuck

April 11, 2006

June 13, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

March 11, 2003
Laramie Movie Scope

Audience Reviews for Silent Rage

Terrific ode to martial arts movies and Halloween.

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Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Cool barroom brawl scene where Chuck Norris singlehandedly takes on a gang of overweight bikers and good tough fight scene against a psychotic killer.

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Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Another title of this movie could be "Chuck Norris vs. Michael Myers". Chuck is a small town sheriff who tangles with a psychotic killer, only to watch him be fatally gunned down by his deputies. At the hospital, the killer is saved by an unscrupulous doctor that injects the man with an experimental chemical that causes any wounds to instantly heal, basically making him unstoppable. This makes a great cross between action and horror, as only the 80's could deliver. There are, of course, the token scenes of Chuck strutting his martial arts prowess, this time all over a bar full of bikers, and during his subsequent confrontations with the killer. What adds to the movie is a surprisingly solid performance by Norris, not known for being anything but monotone. Nothing award winning mind you, but strong enough to make his character seem like an actual person. Animal House's Stephen Furst plays Chuck's deputy, and milks the fat guy charm for all it's worth. Ron Silver gives a strong performance as the psychiatrist who knows more than he wants to about what is keeping the killer alive. Steven Keats is perfectly slimy as the glory hungry doctor that creates the killing monstrosity. When it comes to action and horror movies, there's nothing like the 80's. Both genres were in their prime. Horror movies were gory, and action heroes were tough. This is a good meeting of the minds, and for me, one of Chuck Norris' best.

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RJ MacReady

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