A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
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Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
A lone biker rides into town in the aftermath of the death of his good friend J.J. Once there Ryder discovers that his friend didn't die but was murdered by a local businessman who would let nothing stand in the way of his plans to build a state of the art casino on Indian reservation land. On a mission of justice Ryder confronts and defeats Reno and his men in a tour de force show down where the one (Ryder) vanquishes the many.Written by
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One point that is criminally underrated in other reviews is the photography by Xiaobing Rao. I suppose the dark look is not just digital post-production, but to a degree already achieved during filming by use of polarizers. Later on, the colors were tainted bronze/wooden and in the end, the look is grainy, modern and antique at the same time, while the low lens focal length often gives much focus depth (remember the a-dime-a-dozen, flat direct-to-video action flicks of the 80s?), excellent craftsmanship! The music by Elia Cmiral is hardly in the foreground, only giving Dolph a special chord when he appears, but often using percussion instruments to give it an American Indian touch and raise the tension very subtly. The script gives a clever variation of the old story (guy comes into town and cleans it up) which doesn't follow all of the clichés, but respects the rules of the game nonetheless. It even adds a bit on sociology, explaining the situation of the Indians, while it strictly refuses to give us the background story of the hero. Interesting movie, much better than I expected, albeit more in its film making qualities than in the action entertainment, my congratulations to Dolph as the director.
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