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Beyond the Law (1993)

An undercover cop joins a murderous, arms-dealing biker gang to try to put them behind bars.

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Larry Ferguson

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Larry Ferguson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Daniel 'Dan' Saxon
Linda Fiorentino ... Renee Jason
Michael Madsen ... Blood
Courtney B. Vance ... Conroy Price
Leon Rippy ... Virgil
Dennis Burkley ... Oatmeal
Lyndsay Riddell Lyndsay Riddell ... Marybette Jason
Rino Thunder ... Bogus Charlie
Rip Torn ... Deputy Butch Prescott
James Oscar Lee James Oscar Lee ... Highside
Ed Adams Ed Adams ... Dirt
Hollie Chamberlain Hollie Chamberlain ... Stephie
Richard Madsen Richard Madsen ... Buster
Larry Ferguson Larry Ferguson ... Sheriff Kelly
Ted Parks Ted Parks ... Sidewinder
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Storyline

Dan Saxon (Charlie Sheen) is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, Blood (Michael Madsen), he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far 'beyond the law' will Saxon go? Written by Alfred Jingle

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Taglines:

Some men are meant to stand between good and evil.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, drug use and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-stars Rip Torn and Linda Fiorentino later co-starred in Men in Black. See more »

Goofs

In the bike construction montage, Dan lays down red paint on a tank. There are no red tanks anywhere on either his, or Virgil's bikes, or in the shop that we see. BUT, one usually spray red or black to see if the tank surface is correct OR, if you do old-school metallic or candy apple, cause different effects in different light on the final paint job. In nutshell base/primer, test colour / colour base, metallic flake, coloured clear, clear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: It is easy to go down in to hell; night and day the gates of dark death stand wide; but to climb back up again, to retrace one's steps to the open air, there lies the problem, the difficult task. Virgil: The Aeneid
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Alternate Versions

Two versions are available in Germany on VHS/DVD. One is the uncut version and is labeled FSK18, one is cut for violence (for example the murder on the Asian-woman) and is labeled FSK16. See more »

Soundtracks

Broken Arrow
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by Robbie Robertson
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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User Reviews

 
Cop goes undercover to build a case against bikers.
15 August 2005 | by docpo124See all my reviews

Charlie Sheen plays Dan Saxon, a small town deputy who is fired and recruited by the Arizona Attorney General's office, Special Investigation Division (SID) to go undercover to gather evidence of illegal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs. At first he is a complete failure until he meets Virgil, a Harley mechanic who helps him transform himself into a biker. Dan Saxon takes on the aka of SID and infiltrates the Jackals, the local OMG.

No film would be complete without a love interest and Sid finds it in Renee Jason, a photo journalist who is writing a book on OMGs. She's hot and they hook up.

Throughout the film, Saxon struggles to maintain his identity as he becomes more immersed in his undercover operation.

I rented this movie then immediately went out and bought it. It has great scenes and a great plot (as it is based on a true story). I wasn't a Charlie Sheen fan before this movie, but I am now. Some corny lines and a little over-acting, but the rumble of Harleys and a sound track by Asphalt Ballet make up for any imperfections.

Oh yeah. SID doesn't urinate on his jacket, Virgil does after he says SID is "too clean to be a biker." A must see.


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