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Rage

Rage is a sluggish, tried and tiring melodrama, starring George C. Scott, in his directorial debut, as a father wreaking vengeance for the death of his son after a chemical warfare experimental accident. Though largely a western states exterior film, the plot is a stagey, talky effort reminiscent of a 1950s TV anthology drama.

With:
George C. Scott Richard Basehart Martin Sheen Barnard Hughes Nicolas Beauvy Paul Stevens

Rage is a sluggish, tried and tiring melodrama, starring George C. Scott, in his directorial debut, as a father wreaking vengeance for the death of his son after a chemical warfare experimental accident. Though largely a western states exterior film, the plot is a stagey, talky effort reminiscent of a 1950s TV anthology drama.

Writers start on a promising track – establishing widower Scott’s relationship with son Nicolas Beauvy, and engendering suspense when the boy and the family cattle suddenly begin to drop like flies. Even further, the efforts of the US Army and other government officials to hush the goof from press and Scott are dramatized in an all-too-credible way. But the story resolution becomes a shambles as Scott begins killing and blowing up installations.

Rage

Production: Warner/Weintraub. Director George C. Scott; Producer Fred Weintraub; Screenplay Philip Friedman, Dan Kleinman; Camera Fred Koenekamp; Editor Michael Kahn; Music Lalo Schifrin; Art Director Frank Sylos

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 99 MIN.

With: George C. Scott Richard Basehart Martin Sheen Barnard Hughes Nicolas Beauvy Paul Stevens

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