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Army of One (1993)
"Joshua Tree" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  27 March 1993 (Japan)
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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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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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Detective Chelsey
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Storyline

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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The hunted has become the hunter. And there will be no mercy. See more »


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

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The gunfight in the warehouse where Santee, with a gun in either hand, mows down a small army of Asian heavies is a direct homage to the "Heroic Bloodshed" action sequences of John Woo, despite the absence of doves. At the Premiere, Vic Armstrong was horrified to encounter Woo himself. "Sorry, John," he mumbled. "I'm kind of ripping you off in one scene in this movie." Unperturbed, John Woo replied "Don't worry about it, Vic. I've been stealing from you for years." See more »

Goofs

When Santee (Lundgren) and Rita (Alfonso) are escaping from Jimmy Shoeshine's warehouse, and shoot the white silos as they drive by, the camera shot from up on the hill showing the explosion shows a crew member sitting on the ground also watching the explosion. He has equipment with him, and could possibly be one of the crew in charge of remotely detonating the explosives. See more »

Quotes

Rita Marrick: Those tin-badge, dickbrains! If I were a man the would have listened to me! If I was my father, my brothers, ANYONE with a goddamn dick SOMEONE would have paid attention to me! I mean why did you have to turn out to be so fucking innocent?
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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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