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Extreme Prejudice (1987)

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A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

Director:

Walter Hill

Writers:

John Milius (story), Fred Rexer (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Jack Benteen
Powers Boothe ... Cash Bailey
Michael Ironside ... Maj. Paul Hackett
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Sarita Cisneros
Rip Torn ... Sheriff Hank Pearson
Clancy Brown ... MSgt. Larry McRose
William Forsythe ... Sgt. Buck Atwater
Matt Mulhern ... SSgt. Declan Patrick Coker
Larry B. Scott ... Sgt. Charles Biddle
Dan Tullis Jr. Dan Tullis Jr. ... Sgt. Luther Fry
John Dennis Johnston ... Merv
Luis Contreras ... Lupo
Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Hector (as Carlos Cervantes)
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Monday (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Marco Rodríguez ... Deputy Cortez
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Storyline

When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be best friends with drug kingpin Cash Bailey. At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack's girlfriend Sarita, who used to be with Cash. She returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off the drug lord's operation. On top of that, there is a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett, following his own agenda. Written by Anonymous

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An army of forgotten heroes, all officially dead. They live for combat. Now they've met the wrong man.


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Trivia

Nick Nolte got writer friend Peter Gent who had written North Dallas Forty (1979) to recommend a real-life Texas Ranger to act as a model for his character. Gent suggested veteran Ranger Joaquin Jackson. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase scene which follows the failed bank robbery, there is a brief glimpse of a "flipped" shot, in which it appears as though Sgt. Coker is driving the getaway car from the right hand side, while the left front seat (the driver's seat in left-hand drive cars, naturally) is empty. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Hank Pearson: You know, usually you could reason with a drunk, kids on loco weed, or a couple that was fightin'. You could cool 'em down, next day they'd thank you for it. Not now, boy. They get wired, they stay wired. Smack, snort, pill-poppin' dopes. You take them Luke boys, the one who drew on you and his brother Chub. Runnin' with scum. Christ, I used to fish with their dad! They were sweet kids. Not mad dogs, like they turned out to be, tryin' to bite you.
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Alternate Versions

All UK cinema and video versions were cut by 19 secs by the BBFC to remove a shot of a rat impaled with a knife. The cuts were restored in the 2003 Momentum DVD release. See more »


Soundtracks

AY JALISCO NO TE RAJES
Written by Manuel Esperón & Ernesto Cortázar
Produced by Ry Cooder
Performed by Maria Conchita Alonso
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Nick Nolte Kicks Ass!!!
10 January 2004 | by cinebuff-3See all my reviews

Walter Hill and John Milius tackle the modern day Western in 'Extreme Prejudice'. A fast moving, Drugs Across the Border film that requires some attention to detail. With Nick Nolte delivering the goods as a strong, silent, second generation Texas Ranger opposite an equally powerful Powers Booth as a well connected, possibly undercover Kingpin who had grown up with Nolte... Enter a team of Black Ops GIs led by Michael Ironside and the always underrated Clancy Brown. Stir in the odd bank heist. Great Lines. Lies on top of lies. Lots of guns. William Forsythe as a totally dedicated borderline psycho. Rip Torn as Nolte's shoot from the hip Mentor. Even more guns. And a final Shoot 'Em Up to rival 'The Wild Bunch'. Put it all together, and you have a memorable, cast driven classic 'Guy Flick'!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,498,957, 26 April 1987

Gross USA:

$11,307,844

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,307,844
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Carolco Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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