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The Last Stand (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  18 January 2013 (USA)
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The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.


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Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for the face off. Written by Production

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Not in his town. Not on his watch. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El último desafío  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,281,433 (USA) (18 January 2013)


$12,026,670 (USA) (22 February 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where the Sheriff and his newly deputized force are arming up Luis Guzman can be seen with a mace and chain stuck in his belt and a sword. The sword is the same design as the one Arnold used in Conan the Barbarian. See more »


When Officer Owens uses the rear of his truck to save Officer Torrance during the shootout, the truck's bumper is damaged in a collision with a patrol car. When the truck pulls away from the collision there is no apparent damage. See more »


[first lines]
State Trooper: [getting on the radio after being passed] Dispatch...
Dispatcher: Go ahead...
State Trooper: Contact the FAA and tell them some smart ass is flying a jet plane around out here without any lights.
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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »


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18 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just got back from seeing the last stand, overall a great action movie that action fans as well as schwarzenegger fans will like. Those of you expecting to see academy award winning performances or great story telling should probably avoid this. This is a straight up action movie filled with unapologetic violence, the way it should be. The movie starts off a little slow but once the action picks up it never lets go. Arnold may be looking his age a little bit but that doesn't slow him down at all. Johnny knoxville is also good as the comedy sidekick and he has his moments to shine, him and arnold are definitely an odd couple. Welcome back arnold, here's to more great action movies from an action legend! Looking forward to seeing the tomb next! Schwarzenegger and stallone=EPIC!!!

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