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Army of One (1993)

Joshua Tree (original title)
A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to a rendezvous with the corrupt cop who put him behind bars.

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Lt. Franklin L. Severence
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Rita Marek
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Esther Severence
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Michael Agnos
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Woody Engstrom
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Jimmy Shoeshine
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Maralena Turner
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E.G. Turner
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Dectective Jordan
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Detective Chelsey
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Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop's murder and jailed in a maximum security prison. A few months later, Santee breaks out after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life. He reaches a local diner where he steals a car, abducts the owner, Rita and flees, completely unaware that is hostage is a deputy sheriff. A massive manhunt ensues, spearheaded by Lt. Severance a tough, obessive cop. Santee leads the detective and his men on a dramatic high speed chase, from the desert wilderness to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Santee's out to clear his name and when it comes to getting even, he's taking revenge into overdrive... Written by anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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27 March 1993 (Japan)  »

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Army of One  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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(heavily cut) | (unrated) | (cut)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Ferrari F40 and Lamborghini Countach cars in the film are in fact kit cars built on Pontiac Fiero shells. This is especially obvious in any of the interior shots and profile shots of the F40, which has a much shorter wheelbase than the real one. However, the two cars are over-dubbed with the correct engine notes. See more »

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During the car garage shoot-out, a Chinese gunman on a balcony drops a sawed-off shotgun after being shot. Midway falling through the air, the gun changes into a totally different style shotgun with a shoulder-rest attachment. See more »

Quotes

Jack 'Rudy' Rudisill: Santee was fucking your wife Esther.
Lt. Franklin L. Severence: Many times, Rudy. Many times.
Jack 'Rudy' Rudisill: There's just something wrong with that. A friend is someone who doesn't fuck your wife.
Lt. Franklin L. Severence: I never said Santee was a friend. I said he was like a son to me.
Jack 'Rudy' Rudisill: That makes it worse, doesn't it?
Lt. Franklin L. Severence: Oh yeah, much worse.
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References Double Impact (1991) See more »

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Surprisingly good.
18 May 2000 | by (Norrköping, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie surprised me. You don't expect much when you starts watching movie with Dolph Lundgren. But this turn out to be a great action-flick. The thing that is worst (as always in this kind of productions) is the acting. Dolph is bad, he just sits there with his stone-face and looks concentrated. Kristian Alfonson looks good but she can't act so well.

But the moments of action in the movie is good. The shooting is pretty much belieavble, except the shooting of chineses at the end. The car chase is a great piece of work but what can you expect when the director has made action-scenes in Tomorrow Never Dies, Starship Troopers and Total Recall.

See it and enjoy it.


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