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The budget may be loftier, but Eye of the Tiger is essentially an up-to-date AIP motorcycle flick. Ex-convict Buck Mathews ([[Performer~P9844~Gary Busey~garybusey]]) lives as quietly as possible in his old home town. The corrupt local sheriff ([[Performer~P11636~Seymour Cassel~seymourcassel]]) would give anything to drive Buck out of town: thus, the sheriff looks the other way when a motorcycle gang headed by Blade ([[Performer~P223928~William Smith~williamsmith]], who else?) invades the community and targets Buck for extermination. With no one else on his side, Buck turns to honest cop J.B. Deveraux ([[Performer~P39185~Yaphet Kotto~yaphetkotto]]), but he's a few days away from retirement and doesn't want to get involved. It turns out that the only "good guy" Buck can depend upon is a "bad guy": A well-connected Latino drug lord who owes Buck a favor. When the chips are down and Buck's daughter is kidnapped, Deveraux joins in the climactic offensive against the bikers--which, of course, boils down to a mano-y-mano struggle between Buck and Blade. You've seen it all before, but in this case familiarity does not breed contempt. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gary Busey
as Buck Mathews
Yaphet Kotto
as J.B. Deveraux
Seymour Cassel
as Sheriff
Bert Remsen
as Father Healey
William Smith
as Blade
Kimberlin Ann Brown
as Dawn
Denise Galik
as Christie
Judith Barsi
as Jennifer Matthews
Thomas Rosales, Jr.
as Jamie's Relative
Cooper Huckabee
as Roger
Douglas Dirkson
as Jimmy
Eric Boles
as Doctor
Timothy Scott
as Deputy
Amelia Haas
as Melody
Jim Staskel
as Raider-Napper
Jorge Gil
as Jamie
Kathryn Fuller
as Bingo Lady
Ted Markland
as Floyd

Crew

Richard Sarafian
Director
Tony Scotti
Producer
Michael Montgomery
Screenwriter
Peter Lyons Collister
Cinematographer
Charlie Midnight
Songwriter
Dan Hartman
Songwriter
Don Preston
Composer (Music Score)
Gregory Prange
Editor
Rick Shaine
Editor
Herb Nanas
Executive Producer
Kurt Gauger
Set Designer
Barbara Inglehart
Costume Designer
Gunther Jennings
Special Effects
Richard Helmer
Special Effects
James Schwalm
Special Effects
John David Coles
Special Effects
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