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Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies. Vince sees the shooting, the gang spots Vince, and extended mayhem ensues. As Vince and Don try to escape, gang leader King James argues with his subordinate Savon about how to get rid of the trespassers. Written by
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In the original script the character of Lucky was actually called Lucy and was King James' girlfriend. Also, Vince and Don were not from Fort Smith, Arkansas but from Ashland, Kentucky. See more »
[interrupting Raymond's phone call]
Yo Raymond. I need you to do some recon for me. See how those country motherfuckers got here. I know they didn't walk.
I ain't got time to be playin' army with you trigger-happy motherfuckers! I got business to tend to!
[produces bundle of $100 bills]
Cancel it. I'm hiring you for the rest of the day.
[into cell phone]
Yo. We're gonna have to reschedule that thing.
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This is a film independent film makers should take a look at if action films are of any interest to them. Not for the seen-it-all, heard-it-all plot and profane dialogue, but for Walter Hill's staging and execution of the action. The film has a terrific pace to it and the camera always shows an interesting angle. The locations are at a minimum, very cost efficient and capably creating a claustrophobic atmosphere. Very well done. Good, moody music score, again, by the great Ry Cooder.
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