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Against the Law (1997)

R | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1997 (USA)
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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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
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Carl Stensgard
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Felicity
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Sally the Waitress
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Lars Reder
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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 »

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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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And I usually LOVE B-rated flicks ...
5 June 2004 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

... but the keyword here is "usually." I have been known to adore movies EVERYONE thinks are dumb. But in the world of B-rated movies, THIS one is Z-rated. Absolutely ridiculous. The thing I respect about most of my favorite B-rated movies are that they don't take themselves too seriously. The makers of movies like that sort-of treat the movie lightly, even if it's a heavy topic. I get the impression, however, that the producers of this movie took themselves way to seriously, like they were putting together a 10-star classic, complete with poor attempts at poignant lines and dumb camera shots. Nevertheless, despite all this, I STILL gave it 4 out of 10 stars, as I am biased towards movies like this. If you're a B-rated fan, however, I would try too hard to find this one.


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