Chuck Norris stars as Dan Stevens, a Texas Sheriff, who is called in to bring down a killer at a boarding house.
The Killer is unfortunately killed in the process and taken to the local mad scientist, Ron lver.
Stephan Furst (Animal House) stars as Dan's partner who is being mentored by Chuck Norris and soon they are taking down a bar full of bikers.
Meanwhile Dr. Tom Halman (Ron lver) has used his research on the body of the killer and re-animated the body.
John Kirby (Brian Libby) awakens to find that his strength and senses have been enhanced.Soon, however, he turns on his creators as they try to kill him by injecting him with a syringe filled with acid!
Kirby soon dispatches all of the doctors who created him and through a series of events he ends up in a final showdown with Chuck Norris in the woods.
Kirby has become indestructible having survived being shot, knocked off of buildings, and run over.
But he has never faced a roundhouse kick from Chuck Norris before. lent Rage is an action thriller that really kicks the horror into high gear when Kirby begins to stalk the doctors responble for bringing him back from the dead.
Even the last shot in the film is a shock.
Kirby, like the Frankenstein Monster, begins the film normal and through no fault of his own he becomes re-animated tissue. There are, of course, the obligatory Chuck Norris vs. Overwhelming Odds scenes.
Stephen Furst is a real surprise in this movie and is a real sympathetic character. The ending is left open for a sequel and if you really think about it the other Chuck Norris horror/action thriller Hero and the terror could actually be looked at as a continuation of this film.
Both are about unstoppable killing machines.
lent Rage fills the need for an action flick with suspense and is a very, very well done film. The only thing I could really point to as a flaw in this film is that after Kirby is initially shot and killed in the beginning the film has nothing for Chuck Norris to do before the killer is resurrected.
Chuck Norris does what he does best in this film and this time he may have just met the one thing he can't stop,
John Kirby! For my final verdict I give lent Rage ***3 out of 5 Stars***