Film: Extreme Prejudice

Duel in the sun, or lust in the dust?

Walter Hill's 1987 homage to Sam Peckinpah movies in general (and The Wild Bunch in particular). Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nick Nolte) is struggling to stem the tide of illegal drugs in his Texas bordertown. Making his job even more difficult, his former childhood friend Cash Bailey (Powers Booth) is now a major drug kingpin, his girlfriend Sarita (Maria Conchita Alonso) still has feelings for Bailey, and a Hey, It's That Guy! dream team of black ops commandos (Michael Ironside, Clancy Brown, William Forsythe, to name but a few) keep getting underfoot.


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