Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Michael Miller|
|Produced by||Anthony B. Unger|
|Written by||Edward Di Lorenzo
|Music by||Peter Bernstein
|Cinematography||Robert C, Jessup
|Editing by||Richard C. Meyer|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release dates|| April 2, 1982
August 19, 1982
September 30, 1982
October 1, 1982
|Running time||103 min.|
|Box office||$10,490,791 (United States)|
In a small Texas town, the mentally ill John Kirby (Brian Libby) goes insane and kills two people of a family he was staying with. Sheriff Daniel "Dan" Stevens (Chuck Norris) and his deputy Charlie (Stephen Furst) respond and eventually arrest Kirby, but Kirby breaks out of the handcuffs, hits other officers and grabs one of their guns, forcing the officers to open fire and shoot Kirby. Kirby suffers severe gunshot wounds and is near death.
Kirby is transported to an institute where his psychiatrist, Thomas "Tom" Halman (Ron Silver), works along with Medical Doctors Spires and Vaughn (Steven Keats and William Finley respectively), who are also genetic engineers. In an attempt to save Kirby, Dr. Spires suggests that they use the formula they created. However, Dr. Halman objects in light of Kirby's psychosis. Dr. Spires first decides that Halman is right, but then ignores the consequences and proceeds to use the formula once Dr. Halman leaves. The formula makes Kirby nearly invulnerable, leading to the deaths of many more people (which includes Halman and his wife, the two doctors who revived him, and Charlie).
Sheriff Stevens tracks down Kirby in the hope that he can put an end to the carnage. He finally finds Kirby and is able to throw him down a well. As Stevens leaves, however, Kirby's head comes out of the water, meaning he was not killed, at which point the film ends.
Chuck Norris - Sheriff Dan Stevens
Ron Silver - Dr Tom Halman
Steven Keats - Dr Phillip Spires
Toni Kalem - Alison Halman
William Finley - Dr Paul Vaughn
Brian Libby - John Kirby
Stephen Furst - Charlie
Stephanie Dunnam - Nancy Halman
The film was remade in 2009 as Indestructible.
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