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Creator/WalterHill's 1987 homage to Creator/SamPeckinpah movies in general (and ''Film/TheWildBunch'' in particular).

Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Creator/NickNolte) 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 (Creator/PowersBoothe) is now a major drug kingpin, his girlfriend Sarita (Maria Conchita Alonso) still has feelings for Bailey, and a team of [[BadassCrew black ops commandos]] (Creator/MichaelIronside, Creator/ClancyBrown, William Forsythe, to name but a few) keep getting underfoot.

!! This film provides examples of:
* AgonyOfTheFeet: With [[TitleDrop extreme prejudice]]. During an ambush, Jack (who is trapped under his truck) takes out a [[{{Mook}} mook]] by shooting his toes off.
* AvengersAssemble: The film opens with the commandos meeting each other at the El Paso airport.
* AnachronismStew: "Here we are, space-age, high-tech, and we get taken down by a stone age cowboy. Texas Ranger no less."
* {{Bandito}}: Pretty much all the {{Mooks}} once the action shifts South of the Border.
* BankRobbery: The commandos stage one as a cover to retrieve records of Cash's drug business. [[PlethoraOfMistakes It does not go exactly as planned]]. Replete with BlackDudeDiesFirst.
%%* BigBad: Cash.
%%* BlastOut: The finale.
* BoomHeadshot: Cash executing an underling who was skimming from the till.
* BorderCrossing: Jack and the commandos, after Cash does likewise with Sarita in tow.
* BottomlessMagazines: Subverted with a few scenes of characters (mostly Jack) reloading.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Subverted -- both protagonists wear white hats, perhaps as a sign they're NotSoDifferent. Furthermore the ranger wears a black uniform, while the drug kingpin wears a white suit.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rip Torn as Sheriff Hank Pearson.
-->'''Hank:''' You ain't just gonna walk in there, are ya'?
-->'''Jack:''' Oh, hell, I've known Chub since the third grade. You were just telling me what a nice kid he used to be. I'm just gonna go in there and have a beer with him.
-->'''Hank:''' Shit, sounds reasonable. Just sit down, talk to him about how you shot his brother night before last.
* DeathFakedForYou: The commandos are all officially listed as "killed in action", "missing in action" or killed in accidents with their bodies unrecognizable.
* DuelsDecideEverything: Jack and Cash stage a pistol duel to see who gets to go home with Sarita. Basically a MurderTheHypotenuse With [[TitleDrop Extreme Prejudice]].
* ForWantOfANail: The bank robbery fails because the man who was supposed to kill the drug money courier took a short cut and got bogged down in sand.
%%* GatlingGood
* {{Gorn}}: What part of "Sam Peckinpah/WILD BUNCH tribute" did you not get?
* GunsAkimbo: Sgt. Atwater, in the climactic shootout.
* HighlyConspicuousUniform: Jack's all-black garb. In Texas. ''During the summer.''
* {{Homage}}: The film is basically Creator/WalterHill's tribute to Creator/SamPeckinpah, whom he had worked alongside with before making this film. More specifically, the film is one to Peckinpah's ''Film/TheWildBunch'', especially in the final gunbattle.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Pretty much anyone not named Jack or Sarita. The commandos get a ReallyDeadMontage for good measure.]]
%%* KnightInSourArmor: Jack.
* MadeOfExplodium: A tanker truck and barn get blown up real good, as distractions for...a bank robbery.
** There's also a [[NoAnimalsWereHarmed boobytrapped rabbit]]. No, it doesn't make sense in context, either.
* MeetTheNewBoss: [[spoiler:Invoked when TheDragon is told, "You get to wear the white suit." We then see him stripping the hat off Cash's corpse and trying it on, snarling at his mooks when they get too close.]]
* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 7, due to some splattering from the film's numerous blood squibs.
%%* MoreDakka
* MuggingTheMonster: The drug soldiers who try to steal Hackett's car.
* MsFanservice: Sarita especially due to her ShowerScene.
* NeckSnap: How Major Hackett takes out a drug dealer.
%%* NewOldWest
* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Averted with, yes, [[TitleDrop extreme prejudice]]. Cash handles, then crushes, a real scorpion. Also, Sgt. Atwater may or may not have skewered a real rat... Played straight with the MadeOfExplodium sub-entry.
* [[Redneck/HomePage Redneck]]: Buck Atwater. Subverted in that the actor playing him (William Forsythe) was born and raised in Brooklyn.
** [[CaptainObvious Pretty much everyone north of the Mexican border...]]
%%* ShootEverythingThatMoves
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Hackett delivers one after [[spoiler:getting caught double-crossing the team]]:
-->''Iíve served our country for twenty years. Done every dirty job ever asked of me. Iíve been places and done things I just donít think people should have to do. There are no heroes, Larry. You and me, weíre just numbers on a bureaucratís desk...You stupid asshole, when are you going to wake up and take a look around you? They donít care. Another couple of missions and youíll be just like me!''
* TitleDrop: Doubles as a DeadlyEuphemism.
* YoureInsane: Sarita's response to her paramours fighting a duel over her.