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HERO AND THE TERROR


title: HERO AND THE TERROR
year: 1988
cast: Chuck Norris, Jack O'Halloran
rating: ***1/2

Another action-packed suspense flick where Chuck Norris plays a cop after a relentless seemingly unbeatable monster of a man, but unlike SILENT RAGE this one really works. Jack O'Halloran lurks somewhere within the newly restored Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles and is killing women by sneaking through a grate in the restroom and lurking in the city shadows. Known as the Terror, he had just escaped from a mental asylum where Chuck's character, the Hero, had put him a year before. Norris is haunted by nightmares of the formidable menace and now must find him somewhere within the mazy complicated structure of the historic L.A. venue. Intense action and body count horror are meshed perfectly with a little romance that never gets too corny. This is one of the better latter eighties Chuck Norris vehicles.
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