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"A stellar cast, including Martin Sheen, Christopher Atkins and Jurgen Prochnow, star in this fast and furious adventure set across the Rio Grande just after the great Civil War. Defeated Confederate soldiers, branded outlaws by their own government, are recruited for one final mission to restore their lost glory. Aided by a beautiful former Southern spy, they are assigned to run guns to the Mexican Government. After blasting it out with the local rebels, these renegades must then pass through territory controlled by the invading French Army. With nothings to lose, they ride bravely into battle, determined to regain their honor and prepared for anything that lies ahead!" according to the VHS sleeve synopsis. The synopsis is a good one, but the movie is still confusing.
An opening narration provides a slightly different picture - "Mexico 1866. The freedom of the Mexican people is being trampled beneath the heel of emperor Maximilian and his invading French allies. Caught up in the Mexican conflict are the Confederate troops who refused to surrender to the Union Army at the end of the American Civil War. With nowhere else to turn, they fled south across the Rio Grande. Proud, desperate men, they've been branded outlaws, and it's my job to being 'em all home." This may have been the opening to a series of stories. But, this does give you an idea about what is going on - and, you need all the help you can get with these movies. That they are directed and edited with obvious haste - which means, not very well.
The three top-billed actors - Jurgen Prochnow, Martin Sheen and Corbin Bernsen - are not the leading actors. Instead, the film stars cute, long-haired Christopher Atkins (as Dusty Fog), with "wise-ass half-breed" Todd Jensen (as Lon "The Kid" Ysabel) and former "Superboy" Gerard Christopher (as Mark Counter) those that would make it a threesome. There are plenty of good-looking men with great hair, two brief flashes of beautiful breasts, along with a lot of gunfire. And, the story had potential. The first DVD edition of this film mistakenly substituted its own non-network TV's movie sequel (or mini-series?) "Trigger Fast" (1994), but with the cover design from the "Guns of Honor" VHS. Par for the course, considering the material.
*** Guns of Honor (1994) Peter Edwards ~ Christopher Atkins, Todd Jensen, Gerard Christopher, James Van Helsen
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