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The Last Stand (2013)

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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 »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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El último desafío  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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BGL 33,678 (Bulgaria) (20 January 2013)

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$12,050,299 (USA)
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The film was a box-office disappointment, but turned a profit from DVD and Blu-Ray sales. See more »

Goofs

During the initial scene of Cortez being broken out of the FBI convoy in Las Vegas, the camera sweeps by a blue street sign showing the action occurring on "5th St." There is no such street sign in Las Vegas, as 5th St. was renamed "Las Vegas Blvd." in 1959. Furthermore, street signs in the City of Las Vegas are green, not blue. See more »

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[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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Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 23 January 2013 (2013) See more »

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I'll Pretend
Written and Performed by Glen Morris
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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Don't waste your time
3 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While watching this I felt like I had been transported back in time to the 80s. Except I wasn't watching a good 80s action movie; instead I was watching a bad 80s action movie.

Every scene is contrived; a character races across the desert at triple-digit speeds, in a 1000+ horsepower Corvette, without ever needing to stop to refuel. Characters in moving vehicles win a shootout against a barricaded opponent who knows they will be facing trouble. A character standing in the open defeats a squad of FBI HRT operators. A helicopter loses track of a car traveling on the only road for hundreds of miles. The antagonist drives in reverse at, what appears to be, double digit speeds, etc. This movie is one giant facepalm.

I imagine that we are supposed to be left in suspense, on a journey with the protagonists, in an attempt to guess at what the antagonist will do next. Instead we are left baffled by the buffoonery of the Federal agents and the obviousness of everything.

Bottom line: if you're looking to relive the days of bad 80s action movies; this one is for you.


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