Extreme Prejudice (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  24 April 1987 (USA)
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A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...



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Cast overview, first billed only:
SSgt. Declan Patrick Coker
Sgt. Charles Biddle
Dan Tullis Jr. ...
Sgt. Luther Fry
Luis Contreras ...
Hector (as Carlos Cervantes)
Monday (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Deputy Cortez


When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be best friends with drug kingpin Cash Bailey. At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack's girlfriend Sarita, who used to be with Cash. She returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off the drug lord's operation. On top of that, there is a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett, following his own agenda. Written by Anonymous

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An army of forgotten heroes, all officially dead. They live for combat. Now they've met the wrong man.


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Release Date:

24 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Extreme Prejudice  »

Box Office


$11,307,844 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(4 channels)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nick Nolte lost more than 50 pounds to really get into his character. See more »


All of the military identifications expire December 31st of the year. Military IDs expire on the anniversary of the member's entry into active service or re-enlistment. It would vary for each individual. See more »


Sgt. Charles Biddle: Jack Benteen. Texas Ranger.
Sgt. Larry McRose: Yeah, big son of a bitch, ain't he?
Maj. Paul Hackett: You thinking about taking him on?
Sgt. Larry McRose: Might be fun. Always did hate cops.
Maj. Paul Hackett: What do you have against cops?
Sgt. Larry McRose: Once one hit me.
Maj. Paul Hackett: And?
Sgt. Larry McRose: He died.
Sgt. Charles Biddle: You snuffed a cop?
Sgt. Larry McRose: No, his mother-in-law backed over him by mistake in her LTD, which is why I like Fords.
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Referenced in Red Heat (1988) See more »


Composed by Tomás Ponce Reyes
Produced by Ry Cooder
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One of Walter Hill's Greats
2 April 2003 | by (Grand Junction CO) – See all my reviews

I acutally remember seeing the trailer to this film when I was a teenager and couldnt wait. I have always been a fan of Walter Hill's work, especially Streets of Fire, the Warriors, and Southern Compfort.

I see most people tend to think this is a Wild Bunch wannabe but in actuallity it is more of a "elite team of superheroes kills the bad guy movie". Its more akin to Buckaroo Banzai than the Wild Bunch. (Maybe because Clancy Brown was the same character in both movies) The book was fantastic and I dont see many similarities to Sam Peckinpah other than he and Walter Hill must be brothers.

In this case, the "superheroes" are soldiers and the main hero is a bad-ass sheriff who's best friend is the main heavy. Sounds like any comic book I ever read.

What makes this film so good is Powers Boothe and the elite team of heroes, who are essentially bad guys in there own right. Powers Boothe coming hot off his bad-ass Colonel role in Red Dawn (also Milius) is awesome. His attitude is ripe for this movie and he and Michael Ironside, hot off of "V", is equally bad-ass, play off each other. It is nice to Nolte in his prime as a hero (versus a drug addict).

I highly recommend this movie for any junkie who wants to see a


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