Thunder Warrior

Thunder Warrior (Italian: Thunder, also known as Drug Traffikers) is an Italian action film written and directed by Fabrizio De Angelis (credited as Larry Ludman). It had two sequels, one released in 1985 and the other in 1988.[1][2][3] The premise borrows heavily from First Blood.

Thunder Warrior
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Italian theatrical release poster by Enzo Sciotti
Directed byFabrizio De Angelis
Produced byFabrizio De Angelis
Written byDardano Sacchetti
Fabrizio De Angelis
StarringMark Gregory
Valeria Cavalli
Music byFrancesco De Masi
CinematographySergio Salvati


A native American named Thunder returns home after a long absence and finds out a construction company is destroying a Native burial ground, in breach of the treaty signed a century ago between his grandfather with the US government. He tries to alert the local authorities, only to be escorted out of the county by one of the sheriff's deputies, who orders him to stay out of town. Thunder returns anyway after being assaulted by construction workers and the situation just keeps escalating, leading to a war between the lone Native warrior and the entire sheriff department.



Parts of the film were shot in Monument Valley, Utah.[4]



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 887742429X.
  2. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  3. ^ AA.VV. Variety Film Reviews, Volume 19. Garland Pub., 1988.
  4. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.

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