Directed by: David A. Prior
Starring: Deke Anderson, Sean Holton, Douglas Harter, Chasity Hammons, Christine Shinn, Michael Kaskel, and William Berg
Colorado. They think they’re going to get some nice rest and relaxation, but something goes awry...
Bennett (Anderson) and his accomplice Marcus (Kaskel) are amoral bank
robbers on the run. To escape from the heat of their latest job, they
head out to the country and somehow find the aforementioned cabin. They
hole up there and generally terrorize the four young adults. But they
didn’t count on one thing: a “bounty hunter outta Detroit” named Martin
Towers. This grizzled,
bearded man is relentless and has been tracking Tyler for years. Armed
with a missile launcher and his own determination, will Towers finally
get his man...?
This one was pretty junky, even by AIP standards.
It’s a fairly basic hostage drama, married with some shreddin’
snowboards. The main problem with White Fury is that its very simple
idea overstays its welcome. Due to its pacing issues, when it seems the
movie is going to end, it just keeps going with no new ideas to sustain
it. Its threadbare plot is running on fumes. And having a wildly
overlong snowmobile/snowboard chase/gunfight - which could have been a
lot cooler had it been handled differently - doesn’t really help
matters. The same song playing over and over again in the background
during the scene is kind of a red flag that it might be going on too
long. Plus there are plenty of “gaffes” throughout the film that give
away its no-budget status. So it’s hard to shake the
feeling that you’re watching some bare-bones boring crud.
the bright side, there are some great late-80’s fashions on display, and
most of the cast does their absolute best under trying circumstances.
Have you ever seen Ben Stiller's impression of Tom Cruise?
That seems to be the acting style of Deke Anderson as the main baddie
Tyler. Much of the rest of the cast seem to be non-actors, so no harsh
criticism is coming their way, at least not here. Plus, there might be
more subtext here than you might think. Due to some subtle clues, there
might be a chance that this is actually a story of the forbidden love
between Martin Towers and Danny. Truly one of the great star-crossed
love stories of our time, I tell ya. If you ever watch the movie (or see
it again if you already have), just take note of the dialogue and
interactions between Martin and Danny. You’ll see what we mean. Maybe
it’s not so far-fetched.
wouldn’t recommend it be the first AIP movie you ever see, if you can’t
get enough of that AIP style, you’ll find some familiar entertainment
in White Fury.
Comeuppance Review by: Ty and Brett