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Army of One (1993)
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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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Jack 'Rudy' Rudisill
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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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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Deputy Tomay tells Sheriff Cepeda that Santee's first arrest was eleven years ago, when he was seventeen, making Santee twenty-eight years old. Dolph Lundgren was thirty-five at the time of filming. See more »

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Film crew helicopter shadow visible in the mountain car chase. See more »

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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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Full of action
29 July 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren as Santee does not do much talking but makes up for it with action. Santee is a convicted cop killer who was framed by Det. Severence played by George Segal. Santee manages to escape during transport and kidnaps Rita Marrick who unknown to Santee is an off-duty cop herself. Now the action begins as Santee sets out to get revenge against Severence while at the same time is being hunted by Severence and the whole states police force. Who will get Santee first, Severence & company or Marrick the off-duty cop.


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