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Renegades (1989)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 June 1989 (USA)
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An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Buster McHenry
... Hank Storm
... Barbara
... Marino (as Rob Knepper)
... Finch
... JJ
... Denny Ransom
... Red Crow
Joseph Griffin ... Matt (as Joe Griffin)
John Di Benedetto ... Corso
... Nema
Joseph Hieu ... Gang Leader
... Cop Outside Bar
... Hooker In Bar
... Detective Geddles
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Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in a robbery. Things really screw up as not only two men are shot, but also an ancient indian spear is stolen and Buster is wounded. Hank Storm, a young indian, is now after the spear and Buster is after his criminal 'comrades'. Both of them are outsiders in their way, but now they have the same target. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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$9,015,164
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Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips would later have another uneasy alliance in the first season of 24 (2001), where Sutherland's character also frequently goes undercover. See more »

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When Hank is explaining the battle concerning the lance to the Lakota kids at the end, he says "calvary" when he means "cavalry". See more »

Quotes

Buster McHenry: What the hell are you doing here?
Barbara: Nothing in my size.
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Only the Strong Survive
Written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance
Performed by Bryan Adams
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"I'm a police officer. I was working undercover."
16 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

After appearing in "Young Guns" a year earlier, Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips would reunite again in this very clear-cut and wry, but well executed chase action thriller by director Jack Sholder (The Hidden '87'). Quite a cosy formula with no surprises, but the taut action when it erupts is blistering (from the frenetic shoot-outs to the intense chase scenes and the death by flaming spear). While Sutherland (reckless) and Phillips (spiritual) make a fitting combination, where the two go after the same criminal (for different reasons) and from that learn a mutual respect for each other, despite a bumpy first meeting. Robert Knepper malevolently hams it up in the villain role with cold glee. An undercover maverick cop is left for dead after a diamond heist, but is saved by a Lakota Indian who needs him alive as a sacred lance of his people was stolen by one of the robbers who also shot his brother. So now the two team up, unwillingly at first, but differences aside they realise they are after the same man. Enjoyably no-nonsense, filled with high energy and snappy dialogues as we watch how two opposites attract. The story is well meaning in its context; sharing some light on the Lakota Indians and the typical angle of honour/revenge. Traditional, but unassertive. Also showing up is Jami Gertz in nothing more than a minor sense. Schematically earnest late 80s action thriller.

"I'm a punk and you're a dirty cop."


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