Written by / 7/11/2012 / No comments / , , , , , , ,

DIRK BENEDICT & LINDA BLAIR IN RUCKUS

1981
A troubled Vietnam Vet, hassled in a small town, escapes on a dirt bike into the countryside and… Does this sound familiar?

Rare DVD... signed by Linda Blair
Well before FIRST BLOOD came RUCKUS starring BATTLESTAR GALACTICA maverick Dirk Benedict as Kyle Hanson, whose scruffy disposition doesn’t make him very popular in dusty old small town: Wild-eyed like a predator in headlights, Kyle has a few creative tricks up his sleeve to thwart the hillbillies on his tail. Linda Blair is the Sheriff’s daughter who, with a missing husband in Vietnam, gives Kyle refuge: here’s where, surrounded in a big house in the middle of nowhere, the real trouble begins.

MovieSCORE: ***1/2
Action-packed from beginning to end, RUCKUS lacks the charge of the iconic predecessor, feeling more like a slightly edgy DUKES OF HAZZARD episode – and that’s a good thing. Dealing with post-war stress never gets heavy-handed, and the love story with Blair doesn't slow the pace. Although this came out before FIRST BLOOD, and shares the same plot and other characteristics including our hero leaping from a high area to escape impending foes, the David Morrell novel had been floating around Hollywood since the early seventies.
Linda Blair is the Sheriff's (Ben Johnson's) daughter in RUCKUS
Dirk Benedict causes a rampaging RUCKUS
"If you don't back off, I'll do something to make your head spin!"
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

Featured Post

OLIVER REED & SUNNY JOHNSON IN 'DR. HECKYL AND MR. HYPE'

Oliver Reed in DR. HECKYL AND MR. HYPE Year: 1980 Rating: **1/2 What's considered one of Cannon Pictures and Oliver Reed's worst mo...

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

A MONTH FOR OLIVER REED

RIP ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "Blanks are rarely total." Gig Young, The Shuttered Room

NEO NOIR & FILM NOIR CINEMA


Reviews from the movies of Charles Bronson

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)OTLEY 2)HELL IS A CITY 3)ROBBERY 4)CANYON PASSAGE 5)THE FEARMAKERS 6)VIOLENT SATURDAY 7)HOT CARS 8)JUNGLE STREET 9)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 10)THE CROWDED SKY 11))ANATOMY OF A MURDER 12)SHARKS' TREASURE 13)SWEENEY TWO 14)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 15)HARDCORE 16)THE SYSTEM 17)WHITE HEAT 18)THE SERGEANT 19)TENTACLES 20)FALLEN ANGEL 21)NIGHT CREATURES 22)CURSE OF THE DEMON 23)ASH WEDNESDAY 24)KILLER FISH 25)AIR PATROL 26)DUEL IN THE JUNGLE 27)EASY LIVING 28)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 29)FRENZY 30)THE ROARING TWENTIES 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)JACK NICHOLSON 4)MARLON BRANDO 5)STANLEY BAKER 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN LANDIS 7)JOHN GUILLERMAN 8)VAL GUEST 9)JOHN CARPENTER 10)MICHAEL WINNER

BRITISH NEW WAVE CINEMA

RARITIES AND EXPLOITATION

HAMMER HORROR & THRILLER

Popular This Month

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

PEAKING INTO THE SIXTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

REVVING THE SEVENTIES

FOR HORROR MOVIE REVIEWS


Reviews for the British series The Sweeney

Most Popular Last Year

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE