A town has been taken hostage. Who will win the battle? Only the mighty will survive.

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Sheriff Ike Slayton
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Maria Montoya Slayton
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Billy
Lee de Broux ...
Kuttner
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Colonel Johnson
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Patch
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Warden E. Barles
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Police Lieutenant
Blake Conway ...
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Lyle Alzado ...
Albert
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Smitty
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Sgt. Conlan
Collin Bernsen ...
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Snake
Nancy Schuster ...
Nancy
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When a large group of escaped convicts take Ike Slayton, a Vietnam veteran's wife hostage, Slayton enlists the help of his old army friend in a furious search to find her, while a hard-nosed National Guardsman leads a platoon of solders determined to kill or capture all the convicts, even if it means killing all the hostages in the crossfire. Written by matt-282

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11 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Hang Fire  »

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Sheriff Ike Slayton: Brilliant plan, Colonel. Slaughter your own men, hand over more weapons to the convicts, maybe kill a few hostages along the way! What's your next masterplan? Nuke the town?
Johnson: You're the one on the squad radio? Who the hell do you think you are, mister?
Sheriff Ike Slayton: I'm a guy with a wife back in that town, you dumb son of a bitch!
Billy: Save your breath, he can't hear you. Assholes don't have ears.
Johnson: Ya know, you two have a serious attitude problem!
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Hang fire? Yes, the rope burnt and the criminals who made this film escaped.
25 November 2000 | by (Red Earth, Saskatchewan) – See all my reviews

"HANGFIRE" is a truly awful film. Only some nice crashes and a valiant performance by Jan Michael Vincent save this film from Grade Z kitsch. The direction is shoddy, the dialogue is a collection of cliches and much of the acting is amateurish. At times I found myself thinking this was a high school film class production. I also found myself muting the sound and making up more original dialogue to entertain myself. The only reason I watched the video to the end was to see if the quality improves. It doesn't. The only thing I have to recommend this film is the performance of Jan Michael Vincent. His character is a regular army stereotype: brushcut, dark sunglasses, pipe smoking, "will not negotiate" carbon cut out. Vincent actually rises above the formula as a rose in the stinkweed patch.


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