|EYE OF THE TIGER (director: Richard C. Sarafian; screenwriter: Michael Montgomery; cinematographer: Peter Collister; editor: Greg Prange; music: Don Preston; cast: Gary Busey (Buck Matthews), Yaphet Kotto ( J.B. Deveraux), Seymour Cassel (Sheriff), Bert Remsen (Father Healey), William Smith (Blade); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Tony Scott; Live Home Video; 1986)|
|"An unpleasant thriller."
by Dennis Schwartz
C. Sarafian ("Andy"/"Street Justice"/"The
Bear") directs this violent revenge film. It's written
with stale biker cliches by Michael
Gary Busey, framed for a crime he did not do by
crooked Sheriff Seymour Cassel, finds upon his
prison release his town is terrorized by a criminal
gang of biker drug-sellers, led by William Smith. They
all wear black. The gang raids his house, kill his
wife, beats him up and leave his daughter in a
loud rock music plays in the background, Busey is a
one-man army hunting down the bikers.
The result is an unpleasant thriller.
REVIEWED ON 3/29/2016 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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