Gary Busey plays Buck Matthews, a Vietnam Vet who returns home from prison to find his hometown has a biker problem. Buck pisses off the gang’s leader,Blade (played by the great William Smith), and brings hard times on his family. Enlisting the aid of a man he saved in prison, Buck gets a super up truck and takes on the bikers.
Eye of the Tiger is not an original movie by any stretch of the imigination. It’s plot is very reminiscent of Mad Max. It also uses the ’80s trope of a suped-up/combat ready vehicle, something we don’t see as often today, but was all over the screen in the ’80s.
Despite its derivative nature, it’s a fun action flick. William Smith is always an interesting heavy, and Busey hasn’t went full-crazy yet.
Check out the trailer here, but be warned it’s pretty heavy on the spoilers.