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Army of One (1993)

Joshua Tree (original title)
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A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to a rendezvous with the corrupt cop who put him behind bars.

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Vic Armstrong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Wellman Anthony Santee
George Segal ... Lt. Franklin L. Severence
Kristian Alfonso ... Rita Marek
Geoffrey Lewis ... Sheriff Cepeda
Beau Starr ... Jack 'Rudy' Rudisill
Michelle Phillips ... Esther Severence
Matt Battaglia ... Michael Agnos
Bert Remsen ... Woody Engstrom
Michael Paul Chan ... Jimmy Shoeshine
Khandi Alexander ... Maralena Turner
Marcus Brown ... E.G. Turner
Nick Chinlund ... Deputy Tomay
Ken Foree ... Eddie Turner
Edward Stone Edward Stone ... Dectective Jordan
Rondi Reed ... Detective Chelsey
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Storyline

Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop's murder and jailed in a maximum security prison. A few months later, Santee breaks out after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life. He reaches a local diner where he steals a car, abducts the owner, Rita and flees, completely unaware that is hostage is a deputy sheriff. A massive manhunt ensues, spearheaded by Lt. Severance a tough, obessive cop. Santee leads the detective and his men on a dramatic high speed chase, from the desert wilderness to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Santee's out to clear his name and when it comes to getting even, he's taking revenge into overdrive... Written by anonymous

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In the desert there is no law. There is only justice. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Army of One See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dolph Lundgren and Matt Battaglia both appeared in the Universal Soldier film franchise, albeit not in the same films. Dolph appeared in the original and two sequels years later while Matt appeared in two sequels produced for Showtime that were later labeled non-canon. See more »

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When Santee uses the chewing gum to stick the lighter to the hanging sling traces of gum from a previous take are visible. See more »

Quotes

Wellman Anthony Santee: Does your mouth have an off switch?
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References Electra Glide in Blue (1973) See more »

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Full of action
29 July 2001 | by jcholguinSee all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren as Santee does not do much talking but makes up for it with action. Santee is a convicted cop killer who was framed by Det. Severence played by George Segal. Santee manages to escape during transport and kidnaps Rita Marrick who unknown to Santee is an off-duty cop herself. Now the action begins as Santee sets out to get revenge against Severence while at the same time is being hunted by Severence and the whole states police force. Who will get Santee first, Severence & company or Marrick the off-duty cop.


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