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"This is the face of Charles Reece, a mass murderer. He doesn't think he's done anything wrong. The real crime is that the jury may agree."
  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.2  (2,526)

Rampage is a 1987 film directed by William Friedkin and stars Michael Biehn as Charlie Reece, a disturbed Vietnam veteran who goes on a killing spree in a small town. The film also stars Alex McArthur as FBI agent Anthony Fraser and Nicholas Campbell as police Lt. Shire. The movie opens with a scene of pure chaos as Charlie starts killing people in a bank, eventually taking hostages. The scene is intense and sets the tone for the rest of the movie, as we watch Charlie’s descent into madness. Biehn is brilliant in his portrayal of a man who is clearly struggling with PTSD and unable to cope with the world around him.

Fraser is brought in to negotiate with Charlie and try to end the hostage situation. He quickly realizes that Charlie is not interested in negotiating and is simply looking for a way to continue his killing spree. As Charlie and Fraser begin to engage in a cat and mouse game, the tension between the two actors ratchets up.

Throughout the movie, we see the impact of Charlie’s killing spree on the small town. The police force is overwhelmed, and the citizens are terrified. The movie doesn’t shy away from the violence and brutality of Charlie’s actions, and Friedkin does an excellent job of making the audience feel the fear and hopelessness of the people caught in the middle.

As the movie progresses, we begin to see more of Charlie’s backstory and the events that led him to become a killer. While the movie does not excuse his actions, it does provide some insight into why he is the way he is. Biehn does an excellent job of bringing depth to the character, and the audience is left feeling conflicted about their feelings towards Charlie.

There are several standout scenes in the movie, including a tense standoff in a movie theater and a brutal shootout in a diner. The movie does an excellent job of keeping the audience on the edge of their seats, and the action is well-choreographed and intense.

One of the underlying themes of Rampage is the idea of justice and the lengths people will go to in order to get it. As Fraser and his team try to capture Charlie, they find themselves bending the rules and using questionable tactics to try to bring him to justice. This raises some interesting questions about the morality of law enforcement and whether the ends justify the means.

Overall, Rampage is a tense and thrilling movie that will keep you engaged from start to finish. The performances are excellent, particularly Biehn’s portrayal of a man on the brink of insanity. The movie is not for the faint of heart, as there is a lot of violence and gore, but if you’re a fan of gritty thrillers, you won’t want to miss this one.

Rampage is a 1987 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    6.2  (2,526)