Thunder II Film Details
Overview: Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and …
Tagline: Thunder strikes twice!
Review: A Western-style film set in Arizona , although a bit more contemporary than the old west . It blatantly rips-off the frankly superior Sylvester Stallone vehicle “First Blood¨ by Ted Kotcheff , and that’s why it isn’t much concerned with the rules of plot realism . The young Indian from Thunder I , Deputy Luis ‘Thunder’ Martinez (Mark Gregory) is transferred to a small town in the desert. Luis nicknamed Thunder is a young and very tall Indian , he is a peaceful deputy whose quiet character is trigged by cutthroats , wrongful arrests , and injustices against his race . Deputy Thunder is welcomed by Sheriff chief Roger (Bo Svenson) but he learns that the corrupt deputy Rusty Weissner (Raimund Harmstorf) is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself , the deputy sets a trap for Thunder at the locker and gets him convicted as drug dealer . He is condemned to spend a long time at a brutal prison camp . The Indian Thunder has vowed to live in peace and order , but forswears his oath . Thunder fueled on the revenge arranges to escape of the cruel jail . Later on , he takes a bloody revenge . As a tough Native American is provoked to violence and then seeking a relentless vengeance . However he cannot sufficiently protect his pregnant spouse (Reel). Thunder/Mark Gregory breaks out throughout mountains and leads his pursuers to all manner of lethal ends . Finally , an army of cops led by Bo Svenson , Raymond Harmstorf and other deputies are summoned to crush him . He is on the warpaths and he is gonna blow your town apart . They gave him hate , he gave them hell . Moving film with silly and non-sense in the extreme script , with lack of originality , campy dialogue , a lot of plentiful action scenes , including wild car chases , pursuits , thrills and violence . Being lousily played by Mark Gregory as a native Indian who turns into one army man , spending several minutes destroying property , shooting by means a crossbow to police officers and other contenders . The picture deals with usual theme in Italian cinema of the 60s and 70s : a merciless vendetta . As revenge is the top priority , as the protagonist tormenting and reckoning the bad guys . Really violent at times , this one results to be a rip-off to First Blood by Ted Kotcheff with Stallone that was followed by Rambo and sequels , here Thunder shoots explosive arrows similar to Rambo II . Wooden acting by Mark Gregory as a two-fisted native American submitted to mistreats and prejudices , and he eventually seeks vengance driving a police car against the nasties that are the highlights of the movie . He is accompanied by a motley team of secondaries as the American Bo Svenson who worked a lot in the Italian cinema and the German Raymond Harmstorf. Atmospheric and expansive cinematography by Sergio D’Offizi , set in New Mexico’s gorgeous Monument Valley , and Mesa Verde . The motion picture was regularlywritten/ directed by Fabrizio de Angelis, expertly maintaining a nimble narration throughout , staging with rip-roaring brio some scenes , and pacing in fits and starts , despite the short budget . While Thunder had success in Italy , getting a boxoffice hit , being followed by Thunder II that had limited boxoffice and third sequel also directed by Fabrizio de Angelis .The trilogy is formed by : ¨Thunder I¨ in which our starring Mark Gregory stars as an Indian who returned from Vietnam and gets disgruntled when absurdly racist locals harass him multiple times , as he confronts local authorities who harass his fellow tribe members , as his girlfriend is kidnapped and relatives are terrorized , he then seeks vengeance . Followed by this ¨Thunder warrior II¨ 1985 with Mark Gregory , Bo Svenson and ¨Thunder warrior III¨ 1988 with Mark Gregory , Ingrid Lawrence, John Philip Law , and Werner Pochath .
Language: Italian, English
Duration: 88 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Also known as: Acorralado 2,Thunder 2: Um Homem Chamado Trovão,Grom 2,O Regresso do Guerreiro,Thunder 2: I epistrofi,Thunder II – Ein Indianer nimmt Rache,Thundarr Warrior II,Thunder II – Le guerrier rebelle,Thunder 2,Thunder Warrior 2,The Return of Thunder,Thunder II,Thunder – Der Rächer,Thunder: Policía sin ley