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Against the Law (1997)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  1997 (USA)
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A trigger-happy outlaw goes on the run and a burned out, disillusioned cop gives chase. They end up head-to-head in a Los Angeles shoot out.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maggie Hewitt
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Rex
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Det. John Shepard
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Lt. Bill Carpenter
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Det. Siegel
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Chief Leitner
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Lucia the Liquor Store Clerk
James Stephens ...
Det. Ben Hamada
Herb Mitchell ...
Carl Stensgard
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Felicity
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Sally the Waitress
B.K. Byron ...
Lars Reder
Tim Colceri ...
Officer I.Q.
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Lt. Fuller
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DJ
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Headed towards Hollywood, Rex is the "fastest fun in the West" --before long, he has a trail of dead policemen in his wake. Meanwhile, hard-drinking cop John Shepard is suddenly in the news after killing one of L.A.'s most notorious drug dealers in a shoot out. Word reaches Rex, who vows to challenge Shepard once he hits Los Angeles. In a final showdown as tense as high noon battles, Shepard and Rex come face to face. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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During the car chase Shepard fires many more shots than his revolver could hold. See more »

Quotes

DJ: You know, when I heard I was gonna be your partner? I guess this sounds stupid but I was excited. You know I thought I'd really get to learn something, about the job, the street, everything. But I already know how to drink.
John Shepard: Yeah.
DJ: So far this isn't what I expected.
John Shepard: Life is full of little disappointments.
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Mancuso's extremely watchable
27 July 1999 | by (Vancouver, WA USA) – See all my reviews

While surfing, I got hooked about mid-way thru the opening credits. Low-budget, yes -- but full of neat twists. Nick Mancuso is wonderful as a burnt-out cop, smoking, drinking, snarling at authority. Richard Geico looks like a beefy Mickey Rourke, spiky hair and all, and makes a good heavy. Both keep their characters and the story spinning.... One of the best things: no stopping action for sex (just watch Mancuso turn down a former lover).


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