Blind Fury (1990)




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Rutger Hauer plays a blinded Vietnam vet who also happens to be an expert swordsman. Twenty years after the war, Hauer finds himself waist-deep in gangsters when he tries to help the son (Brandon Call) of an old army buddy. Along the way, he reforms an ex-comrade in arms (Terrance O'Quinn) who was responsible for the accident that blinded him. Based on a series of Japanese films about a blind samurai (released under the blanket title of Zatoichi).
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure
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Rutger Hauer
as Nick Parker
Brandon Call
as Billy Devereaux
Terry O'Quinn
as Frank Devereaux
Terrance O'Quinn
as Frank Devereaux
Lisa Blount
as Annie Winchester
Noble Willingham
as MacCready
Nick Cassavetes
as Lyle Pike
Meg Foster
as Lynn Devereaux
Shô Kosugi
as The Assassin
Rick Overton
as Tector Pike
Woody Watson
as Crooked Miami Cop
Alex Morris
as Crooked Miami Cop
Weasel Forshaw
as Popcorn
Morgan Roy
as Six Pack
Tim Mateer
as Snow
C.K. McFarland
as Female Biker
Blue Deckert
as Cornfield Killer
Red Mitchell
as Cornfield Killer
Tiger Chung Lee
as Casino Bodyguard
Gene Skillen
as Croupier
David R. Ellis
as Ski Lodge Killer
Fred Lerner
as Ski Lodge Killer
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Critic Reviews for Blind Fury

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

A satisfying action vehicle for Hauer...

Full Review… | August 22, 2012
Cinema Crazed

the unacknowledged adaptation of the Zato Ichi films, which features Rutger Hauer as a blind swordsman who wanders the roads of America, helps reunite a small boy with his father, and wastes more mob henchman than you can shake a white cane at.

June 15, 2007

One of Hauer's best flicks

May 5, 2005

Cool fight scenes that play up the blind aspect. Not much of a story, but a fun action movie.

July 13, 2003

Solid B-level actioner with lots of mayhem and the great Rutger Hauer.

July 25, 2002

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Blind Fury

Refashioning Zatoichi into a zany, Americanized B-movie turns out to be a rollickingly fun idea. Rutger Hauer, the Dutch automaton, is a Vietnam veteran who lost his sight during the war and was trained by villagers on the art of being a samurai warrior. The swordplay is played for flippant silliness in a bar where Hauer accidentally bludgeons thugs with his cane but a climactic duel with an Asian swordsman is extremely fast-paced and exhilarating. Cheesy moments are inherent in such high-concept material but Hauer is sardonic ("I also do circumcision") and briskly strolls through the scant plot.

Cory Taylor
Cory Taylor

Super Reviewer

The definition of a 90s action movie, so bizarre-yet-cool. Rutger Hauer essentially plays Daredevil, too bad this wasn't Daredevil because he would've made it amazing. This has some negative aspects, like an annoying kid and too many cheesy antics. However, the good out ways the bad. At the end of it all, it's fun, brutal and stylish. The level of Hauer Power is at an all time high and if this was a judge of his acting it would surely get infinite stars.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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21/03/2010 (TELEVISION) It's a fun movie to watch with the family and it keeps entertaining the whole room with a nice story, cheap but well timed comedy and reasonable action to go with it. This would of got 5 stars if I was still eight years old, I mean these are the films that I kept rewinding on VHS to watch over and over again but now... I don't feel the same, but I'll still consider it a classic in my library for all the enjoyment it gave me as a kid. Its not a 'Must See' but it puts on a good show.

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