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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 abandoned farm. But they are not the only one there. They find two young female sect members in the basement. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@telia.com>

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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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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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Not what I was expecting, but alright nonetheless

I basically saw this movie through happenstance, and had no expectations whatsoever. I will admit to being shallow and expressing disappointment at not seeing Natasha Henstidge topless, but besides that, this movie was enjoyable. It has the feel of a converted stageplay, in the sense that it is essentially six people locked in a room for two hours. Maybe I'm completely out to lunch here, but it reminds me of other converted plays like 'twelve angry men' and 'lifeboat'. It definitely has that HBO/Sci Fi Channel feel to it. The acting was solid overall, though not exceptional. The best of the bunch I think was 'Bama'. Also, maybe I'm a tad naieve, but I found the surprise ending to be a big surprise. Maybe I got suckered by it all just like Jamie, the main character did. Hmph. On an overall scale of enjoyment, I'd have to give this a six or so.


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