Robert Rath is a seasoned hitman who just wants out of the business with no back talk. But, as things go, it ain't so easy. A younger, peppier assassin named Bain is having a field day ... See full summary »
A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
No nonsense Chicago PD detective Truman Gates (Patrick Swayze) is a particularly well healed policeman carrying both a Nickel plated Beretta 92F 9mm automatic in a shoulder holster and a snub nosed Smith and Wesson model 19 357 magnum revolver on his right hip. Presumably, the revolver is his backup weapon as he uses the Beretta almost exclusively. See more »
Near the beginning of the film, when Gerald and his pal are driving their van, it is obvious in some of the frontal views that there is no glass in the vehicle's windshield. See more »
This land's mine!...I can go out and take a piss on it in the middle on the night if I want to!
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This film is a very average 80's action/thriller. There really isn't a lot of action until the end, but I can't imagine it being categorized as anything else because the plot was so transparent and shallow that it couldn't be considered a drama or anything. This one has it all: Cheesy lines, the aforementioned bad plot, horrid and forced acting and really bad special effects.
The movie's upside, which most people already pointed out, is the cast. What were these people thinking when they agreed to be in this stinker? There's tons of big names in this film from when they were very young. Ben Stiller as a mobster, Liam Neeson as a 'hillbilly', Helen Hunt as the girlfriend...Adam Baldwin, Bill Paxton, and obviously Patrick Swayze. Speaking of Swayze, it's movies like this that really stopped his career from going from 15 minutes of fame to possibly 15 or more YEARS of fame.
Bad accents, forced acting, out of place casting and everything else mentioned above made this movie a below average film even for its time. Unless you're a Swayze nut, stay away from this movie.
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