Thunder Warrior

Thunder Warrior (Italian: Thunder, also known as Drug Traffikers) is a 1983 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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Theatrical release poster by Enzo Sciotti
Directed byFabrizio De Angelis
Written by
Produced byFabrizio De Angelis
CinematographySergio Salvati
Music byFrancesco De Masi
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A Native American named Thunder returns home following a long absence and discovers a construction company that's destroying a native burial ground, which is a breach of the treaty signed a century ago between his grandfather with the US Government. His attempt to alert the local authorities results in him being escorted out of the county by one of the sheriff's deputies, who order him to stay out of town. Having done no wrong and after being assaulted by the construction workers, Thunder returns and the situation continues to escalate. Leading into 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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