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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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fbi | deputy | sheriff | escape | arizona | See more »

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

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18 January 2013 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

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Sheriff Owens tackles one of the shooters off of the diner roof and shoots him in the head, when they both land there is a halo of blood under the guy's head. The shot cuts away and when it cuts back the blood is gone. See more »

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[first lines]
Jerry Bailey: [getting on the radio after being passed] Dispatch...
Dispatcher: Go ahead...
Jerry Bailey: Contact the FAA and tell them some smart ass is flying a plane around out here without any lights.
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Arnold is BACK(!)...in Jee-Woon Kim's fast paced, action packed popcorn film...
18 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I grew up watching Arnold, I own every film of his, I am what you would call a serious Schwarzenegger fan. I have waited a decade for his return to the cinema, and I wasn't disappointed. The Last Stand isn't perfect, but Arnold fans can rejoice, for he truly is back!!

The premise (for those that haven't watched the trailer a dozen times like me) is a Mexican cartel boss (Eduardo Noriega) has escaped custody during transport and is heading to the Mexican border, and he is going to get there by going through the sleepy town of Sommerton, Arizona. Arnold is the Sheriff in this sleepy little town, and he is the FBI's last hope at stopping the ruthless gangster.

This movie is full of intense, bloody action, exciting car chases (thanks to a supped up Corvette ZR1 with over one thousand horsepower!) and funny one liner's. The film never takes itself too serious (which is good thing) and is surprisingly funny throughout. Arnold's acting is a little rusty, but he more than made up for it in the action scenes. And the (many) action sequences were exciting and bloody, the theater kept cheering out loud. The pacing was perfect, the film flew by.

The cast was great...Luis Guzman is hilarious as Arnold's Deputy, Forest Whitaker as the lead FBI agent, Peter Stormare as the maniacal "right hand man" villain, Johnny Knoxville as the town clown, Harry Dean Stanton as the crotchety old farmer, the list goes on...

The film was everything I wanted from an Arnold movie, it's fun(!), full of fast paced action and lots of (funny) one liner's. The non-Arnold fan probably won't get much from this, but this movie was made for Arnold fans, and it delivers.


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