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Renegades (1989)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  2 June 1989 (USA)
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Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in ... See full summary »

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Marino (as Rob Knepper)
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Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in a robbery. Things really screw up as not only two men are shot, but also an ancient indian spear is stolen and Buster is wounded. Hank Storm, a young indian, is now after the spear and Buster is after his criminal 'comrades'. Both of them are outsiders in their way, but now they have the same target. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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This time, they've brought their guns to the city. See more »


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$9,015,164 (USA)
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Lou Diamond Phillips spent time with Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman and his tribe to help him prepare to play a Native American character. See more »

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When Hank is explaining the battle concerning the lance to the Lakota kids at the end, he says "calvary" when he means "cavalry". See more »

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Buster McHenry: Look over my shoulder and tell me if you see an Indian following me.
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House Arrest
Written by Marc Vormawah & Colin Brown
Performed by Marc Vormawah (as Marc V.)
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
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They trusted no one. Until they had to trust each other.
15 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It suffers from the pitfalls of many other 1980s action films, such as plot holes, silly twists and predictability of formula, but there is a very good action film here that's more than a time waster for the so inclined.

Young Guns (1988) stars Sutherland and Phillips (by now firm real life friends) team up again, this time in Phioladelphia with Sutherland as a maverick copper working undercover and Phillips as a Lakota Indian. The two of them are thrown together by fate when a case Sutherland is working on goes bad and Phillips' brother is killed and a sacred Lakota lance is stolen in the process. They are complete polar opposites as characters and struggle to get on with each other to achieve their respective goals. We know they will find a happy ground and kick ass, and with the actors chemistry well founded, it works real well as a buddy buddy action piece.

Director Jack Sholder (The Hidden) has a good knack for action construction, be it shoot-outs or punch-ups, but the highlight here is a blunderbuss extended car chase through the city that wouldn't be out of place in a far bigger budgeted blockbuster. However, with the more character based sections of film the director is not so adept, struggling to get much out of Robert Knepper's villain and letting Jami Gertz wander in and out as a love interest type without any real rhyme or reason. But if frantic action is what you like, you get it here by the bucket load, just enjoy that ride and forget any hope of depth elsewhere. 6.5/10


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