Standoff (1998)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  12 January 1998 (Spain)
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FBI and the Texas police make ready to storm the headquarters of a sect heavily armed religious fanatics. But the operation goes terribly wrong and a couple of feds seeks protection at an ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Jamie Doolin
Ty 'Bama' Jones
Zeke Clayton
Paul Scherrer ...
Ranger Barry
Hank McGill
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andre G. Ellingson ...
David Hart ...
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Cult Leader (voice)


FBI and the Texas police make ready to storm the headquarters of a sect heavily armed religious fanatics. But the operation goes terribly wrong and a couple of feds seeks protection at an abandoned farm. But they are not the only one there. They find two young female sect members in the basement. Written by Fredrik Klasson <>

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Trust Will Get You Killed


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




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12 January 1998 (Spain)  »

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Prairie Fire  »

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Crazy Credits

During the middle of the credits. It shows that the inhabitants of the compound have pulled a "Waco." The sound of a federal agent reporting back to command says "I see a fire in the building. They're burning the place. The compounds burning!" Another voice reports back. "Holy Shit." See more »

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A Good Cast in a Low-Budget and Confined Thriller
24 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Way to Go for Some Low-Budget Movies is to Have a Confined or Closed Environment. The Thing Is, if You Go That Way, the Characters and the Actors Have to be On Their Game or the Whole Thing Collapses Under its Own Restraint.

In This One the Setting is an Abandoned, Run Down Farmhouse in Rural Texas. The Backdrop of the Story is a WACO Like Raid on a Nut-Case Religious Cult and Some FBI Agents are Caught in the Crossfire and Hole-Up Waiting for the Calvary.

The Cast is a Good One with Dennis Haysbert, Keith Carradine, and Natasha Henstridge (fully clothed). The Headliner is Robert Sean Leonard, Whose Film Career Stalled Early On and He Went to TV.

The Interaction, Anxiety, and Paranoia of the Agents and Their Two Cult Captives (both Women) are What's At Hand Here and it is a Fine Dramatization of a Stressful Situation Where Everyone Comes Unglued.

There is Some Strong Violence and the Players Have the Chops to Make This Work. The Plot May be Predictable or Not, but the Ending is Not the Big Noise in This One. It is a Character Study and the Script is a Good One for a Low-Budget Standoff.

This Virtually Unseen Movie is Worth a Watch for the Cast and the Dialog. There are Frequent Shootings In Between the Character Confrontations and Overall it's Worth a Watch for Some Good Acting and a Very Tense "Pulled From the Headlines" Scenario.

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