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Writers (WGA):
Joe Eszterhas (story) &
Richard Marquand (story) ...
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Release Date:
15 January 1993 (USA) See more »
When the law can't protect the innocent, the only hero left is an outlaw.
Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Surprisingly good See more (56 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Sam Gillen

Rosanna Arquette ... Clydie Anderson

Kieran Culkin ... Mike 'Mookie' Anderson

Ted Levine ... Mr. Dunston
Tiffany Taubman ... Bree Anderson
Edward Blatchford ... Sheriff Lonnie Cole

Anthony Starke ... Billy

Joss Ackland ... Franklin Hale

Allan Graf ... Bus Driver (as Allen Graf)
Leonard Termo ... Bus Guard
Robert Apisa ... Prisoner (as Robert Aprisa)

Jophery C. Brown ... Prisoner (as Jophery Brown)

Tony Brubaker ... Prisoner
Ron Howard George ... Prisoner
Voyo Goric ... Prisoner

Jack Lucarelli ... Prisoner

Peter Malota ... Prisoner
Frank Orsatti ... Prisoner

Manny Perry ... Prisoner

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Prisoner (as Thomas Rosales)
Ron Stein ... Prisoner

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Prisoner
Jack Verbois ... Prisoner

Chuck Zito ... Prisoner
James Greene ... Country Store Clerk
Steven Chambers ... Pick-Up Truck Thug (as Steve Chambers)

Stephen Bridgewater ... Tom Lewis (as Stephen Wesley Bridgewater)
Christy Botkin ... Sarah Lewis

Luana Anders ... Town Meeting Chairwoman

Kevin Page ... Hales Associate

Albie Selznick ... Hales Associate

Andy Gill ... Bulldozer Man

Jack Gill ... Bulldozer Man
Gene LeBell ... Bulldozer Man

Jeff Ramsey ... Bulldozer Man

Randell Dennis Widner ... Bulldozer Man (as Randall Widner)
Gavin Glennon ... Auto Parts Clerk
John Rubinow ... Clydies Husband
Stanley White ... Cop in Diner
Joseph Menza ... Diner Cook

John Finn ... Cop in Chase

John Kerry ... Big Thug John
Tony Epper ... Fire Thug Al

Directed by
Robert Harmon 
Writing credits
Joe Eszterhas (story) &
Richard Marquand (story)

Joe Eszterhas (screenplay) and
Leslie Bohem (screenplay) and
Randy Feldman (screenplay)

Produced by
Gary Adelson .... producer
Craig Baumgarten .... producer
Michael Rachmil .... executive producer (as Michael I. Rachmil)
Eugene Van Varenberg .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
David Gribble 
Film Editing by
Mark Helfrich 
Zach Staenberg 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
J. Dennis Washington 
Art Direction by
Joseph P. Lucky 
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley 
Costume Design by
Gamila Smith  (as Gamila Mariana Fahkry)
Gamila Smith 
Makeup Department
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tony Mark .... unit production manager
Tamara Smith .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David C. Anderson .... first assistant director: second unit
Brian W. Cook .... first assistant director
Mathew Dunne .... second assistant director: second unit
Carl Goldstein .... second assistant director
Peter MacDonald .... second unit director
Robert Brooks Mendel .... second assistant director
Elena Santaballa .... dga trainee
David Spitzer .... second second assistant director
David Ticotin .... second second assistant director: second unit (as David A. Tocotin)
Art Department
Larry Clark Bird .... property master
Oscar Delgadillo .... set dresser
Marc Fambro .... carpenter
Dick Girod .... head paint foreman
Karen Higgins .... general foreman
Steven Kissick .... carpenter
Gregory Lynch Jr. .... carpenter
Stacey S. McIntosh .... construction coordinator
Richard McKenzie .... set designer
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... supervising sound editor
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
David B. Cohn .... sound editor
Martin Dreffke .... sound editor
Linda Folk .... adr editor
Frank Jimenez .... sound editor
David Kirschner .... sound mixer
Cindy Marty .... foley editor
Aaron Rochin .... re-recording mixer
Jackson Schwartz .... foley artist
Michele Sharp .... supervising sound editor (as Michelle Sharpe)
Stan Siegel .... sound editor
John J. Stephens .... re-recording mixer
Gregory H. Watkins .... re-recording mixer
David Williams .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Richard L. Hill .... special effects crew
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects coordinator
Mike Reedy .... special effects technician
Michael A. Tice .... special effects technician
Chris Branham .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as William H. Burton)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts
Heather Burton .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
John Hateley .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Thomas J. Huff)
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Clint Lilley .... stunts
Jack Lucarelli .... stunt performer
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts (as Benny Moore)
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunts (as Dennis Ray Scott)
Mark Stefanich .... stunt double
William Washington .... stunts
Mike Watson .... stunts
Randell Dennis Widner .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunt double: Mr. Van Damme (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Benson .... photography: second unit (as Michael A. Benson)
Samuel Buddy Fries .... camera operator: "b" camera
Chris Kievman .... electrician
Michael Meinardus .... Steadicam operator
Douglas Milsome .... photography: second unit
Frank Parrish .... film loader
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tony Rivetti .... steadicam
Randall Robinson .... camera operator: second unit
Andrea Sachs .... gaffer
Ty Suehiro .... grip
David Tolsky .... second assistant camera: second unit
Casting Department
Felicia Fasano .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Robert Fong .... first assistant editor
Scot Deer .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Chris Lamie .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
James R. Maceo .... location manager
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Michael Connell .... music editor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Other crew
Joseph Aspromonti .... production assistant
Rhonda Bingham .... payroll
Susan Dukow .... production coordinator
Tara Foran .... assistant accountant
Mark J. Levenstein .... firstassistant accountant
Kristie Noonan .... assistant Van Damme Entertainment
Frederic Perrin .... caterer
Rudy Ugland .... boss wrangler
Jon C. Scheide .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ganar o morir" - USA (Spanish title) (TV title)
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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality
94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:18 (DVD and Blu-ray version) (uncut) | Germany:16 (theatrical release) (cut) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #31741)

Did You Know?

Van Damme's motorcycle is a 1969 650cc Triumph T120 Bonneville.See more »
Continuity: At the breakfast table, about the time of the blasting, Clydie is walking to the kitchen window, she turns around and has a cigarette in her mouth. The shot then goes to Mookie who is telling her his theory about E.T stealing the salt shaker and when the shot goes back to Clydie, the cigarette is now in her hand.See more »
Country Store Clerk:What you doin' out this way?
Sam Gillen:Hunting.
Country Store Clerk:In a suit?... What kinda huntin'?
Sam Gillen:Pink flamingos.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good, 7 September 2003
Author: senrav2 from Grandin, Florida, USA

I had heard that this movie wasn't typical Van Damme, but I still expected it to be mindless action on the whole. I was shocked when it turned out to be truly well done, and not just for a Van Damme movie. The acting is great, especially Rosanna Arquette's performance, and the story is not cheesy at all--it's actually compelling. The (sparse) fight sequences don't involve any weird Van Damme midair split-kicks to the head; they're straight-ahead brawls. This is definitely Van Damme's best, focusing on story and not action, but I guess his presence makes a lot of people overlook it. My rating: 8/10.

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