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The Last Stand

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 2013
  • Kim Ji-woon
  • 102 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Forest Whitaker. A disgraced Los Angeles sheriff is living out the days to his retirement in a sleepy border town. But he faces one final test, as a ruthless drugs lord who has escaped FBI custody heads his way, determined to cross into Mexico.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on his first lead role for ten years here, having retired as governor of California. He stars as former Los Angeles narcotics squad detective Ray Owens, who's coasting towards retirement as the sheriff of a sleepy town near the border with Mexico. But when the boss of a drugs cartel (Eduardo Noriega) escapes from FBI custody and heads Ray's way, he and his motley crew of deputies are faced with stopping the bad guy by any means necessary. Close examination of the hole-riddled plot may invite more questions than answers, but director Kim Jee-woon wisely concentrates on thrilling shoot-outs and explosions, ticking just about every box long-term Arnie fans will care for. Schwarzenegger gamely mocks his own action-hero persona, while Johnny Knoxville provides abundant comic relief as the misfit owner of an artillery museum who's drafted in to help save the day.

Credits

Cast

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Sheriff Ray OwensArnold Schwarzenegger
Agent John BannisterForest Whitaker
Lewis DinkumJohnny Knoxville
Frank MartinezRodrigo Santoro
Sarah TorranceJaimie Alexander
Mike FiguerolaLuis Guzman
Gabriel CortezEduardo Noriega
BurrellPeter Stormare
Jerry BaileyZach Gilford
Agent Ellen RichardsGenesis Rodriguez
Mr ParsonsHarry Dean Stanton

Crew

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DirectorKim Ji-woon

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2013-01-25
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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