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Stand Alone (1985)

A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.

Director:

Alan Beattie

Writer:

Roy Carlson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Durning ... Louis Thibadeau
Pam Grier ... Cathryn Bolan
James Keach ... Detective Isgrow
Bert Remsen ... Paddie
Barbara Sammeth ... Meg
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Mrs. Whitehead
Luis Contreras ... Look-Out
Willard E. Pugh ... Macombers
Bob Tzudiker Bob Tzudiker ... Farley
Mary Ann Smith Mary Ann Smith ... Nurse Warren
Cory 'Bumper' Yothers Cory 'Bumper' Yothers ... Gordie
Holly Hardman ... Polly
Duane Tucker Duane Tucker ... Johnnie
Douglas Durning Douglas Durning ... Young Louis
Annie O'Donnell ... Hysterical Woman
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Storyline

A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.

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The story of a real American hero. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El último recurso See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Texas Star Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Quotes

Louis Thibadeau: [walking Gordie to band practice] We're late.
Gordie: So why don't we drive?
Louis Thibadeau: Because you need the exercise.
Gordie: What for?
Louis Thibadeau: So you don't have a heart attack before you're 12.
Gordie: That's why I gave up smoking and drinking.
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Soundtracks

FLOR DE MAL
Music by Steve Hufsteter & Tito Larriva
Performed by Cruzados
Published by BUG Music
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Great Movie
16 January 2005 | by claypipeSee all my reviews

Throughly intense. Just goes to show why you should never judge a book by its cover. Charles Durning portrayal of an aging veteran is both surprising and fantastic. He's not the usual Gibson or Jackson type star Hollywood would use to enhance this character. The really scary factor in this movie is that it could actually happen anywhere. there's no super movie special effects, just straight out home brewed justice. This movie not only illustrates social and cultural stress of changing urban demographics, it delves deep into the psyche of post traumatic stress that many war veterans live with on a daily basis. Definitely a must see, you may never look at your war veteran neighbor the same again. Now, if this would only be distributed on DVD!


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