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Renegades (1989)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 June 1989 (USA)
An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

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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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$9,015,164 (USA)
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Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips would later have another uneasy alliance in the first season of 24 (2001), where Sutherland's character also frequently goes undercover. See more »

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After the diamond heist, the limo's windshield changes back and forth on the amount of damage done to it. 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.)
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Dated action film
31 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Keifer Sutherland is an undercover cop who has gotten himself in too deep, and Lou Phillips is a long-haired Indian on the trail of a stolen lance sacred to his tribe. The two team up against the bad guys, and all hell breaks loose. Plenty of car chases, shootouts and general mayhem ensue, in the best style of all those late 1980s low-budget crime thrillers. Sutherland and Phillips are always fun to watch, although Phillips is maybe a bit too stoic from time to time. The finale is high on the body count, which is all we can ask from many of these '80s action setpieces. If it all looks a bit dated now, especially Sutherland's funky-chicken hairdo, so be it. They can't all be DIE HARD or LETHAL WEAPON. Having said that, RENEGADES beats TANGO AND CASH any day.


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