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Lone Hero (2002)

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An actor in a Wild West show must become a mythical Western Hero when a biker gang descends upon a small Montana town.


Ken Sanzel


Ken Sanzel





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Bart
Sean Patrick Flanery ... John
Robert Forster ... Gus
Tanya Allen ... Sharon
Mark Metcalf ... Marshall Harris
Hugh Dillon ... King (as Hugh R. Dillon)
Tyler Labine ... Tim
Alonso Oyarzun Alonso Oyarzun ... Pablo
Dave 'Squatch' Ward Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Dog
Garry Chalk ... Sheriff Cal
Haig Sutherland ... Deputy Hank
Mike Dopud ... Trooper
Ty Olsson ... Sticky
Ben Cardinal ... Smokey
Bill Dow ... Dillman


Standard story of a biker gang taking over a town is not saved by the presence of Lou Diamond Phillips as the head biker or Sean Patrcik Flanery as the avenging townsperson who takes on the gangs with the help of an old codger (Robert Forster). The story starts with Phillips and a cohort robbing a store and injuring a salesperson. The bikers tell everyone in the store that if any one tells who committed the crime, the gang will take revenge on them and their families. Flanery nonetheless proceeds to arrest them with a gun filled with blanks when he next sees them. The gang breaks their leader out of jail, killing the policemen in the process. Flanery & Diamond then trade off attacks. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Big Bad Bart Is Open For Business ...COP KILLING

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »



Canada | USA



Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Héroe solitario See more »


Box Office


$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bart: I don't think he's got the stomach for what's comin'
Gus: If he doesn't, I do.
Bart: Oh I know. You're the first one I'm gonna kill when I get the chance.
Gus: That's fare. You're the first one I'm gonna kill since I get an excuse.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks To: Delphine Matt, Nancy, Richard & Michelle Sally, Bailey, Marcel, Ritchie, Tim, Jamie & Valerie See more »


Streets Of Laredo (Ice Cream Mix)
Performed by Randy Kiss
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Lou Diamond Phillips steals the show.
22 June 2008 | by will-694See all my reviews

Like most here, I stumbled across this movie by accident and am glad I did.

Robert Forester is great, and Sean Patrick Flannery does a good job as the "Lone Hero," but for me Lou Diamond Phillips stole the show.

His portrayal of a bad guy was anything but routine. His character is complex as a truly bad "bad guy" bordering almost on the unbelievable. A real cold-blooded killer with no compunction at all in killing people-cops or anyone else he chooses, he also possesses a genuine sardonic sense of the world he lives in. He bring an edge of humor into what could have been a run-of-the-mill murderer.

The humorous overtones carry through his every action and are reflected in his continued attempt to gain empathy from Flannery's character. One could almost say he is playing Satan. He enjoys his evil life style and tries over and over again to corrupt Flannery.

I suspect Lou Diamond Phillips enjoyed this roll and was allowed by the director to shape the character himself.

His evil is an attractive evil and yet you know that if Flannery let's up or goes along with Phllips, Phillips' character would kill him in a second.

I really enjoyed this movie.

Oh yeah, and the gun play/Western style shoot-em-up tone of the movie makes this one a keeper. Recommended.

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