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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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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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Released theatrically worldwide except in the United States, Germany and United Kingdom. See more »

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As Santee approaches the roadblock in the Ferrari and slams on the brakes the black skid marks from a previous take are visible. See more »

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Jack 'Rudy' Rudisill: This is turning into a major clusterfuck!
Lt. Franklin L. Severence: Do you ever stop bitching?
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One Man Army...
7 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren stars as a wrongfully accused stock car driver who escapes from prison (During a botched attempt on his life) and disappears into the desert to exact vengeance on the crooked cop (George Segal) who set him up while taking a police woman (Kristian Alfonso) hostage many fight sequences and high energy shoot-outs occur. Army Of One is the type of action flick one would expect an 80's Schwarzenegger would've starred in, not the B-grade Dolph Lundgren. Still this action flick moves with such force and delivers so much action, Army Of One works as one of Lundgren's best straight ahead actioners. With this and Men Of War, one wonders why Lundgren didn't obtain a bigger following in theaters. Both of these titles offer far more than their generic titles would indicate and their overall punch in the action sequences easily showed up Steven Seagal in On Deadly Ground. In fact with Lundgren putting out credible action movie output, one is ultimately disappointed that such a movie could probably not be duplicated by Dolph Lundgren today. This is an extremely intense movie that needs a widescreen transfer on DVD to really get the action fan to appreciate the fun Army Of One offers. Only real flaw is some flabby padding but aside from this, this is as good (Entertaining) as Lundgren flicks get.

* * * out of 4-(Good)


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