"The story of a large sweaty man who goes to Malta to sweat." Final Justice
is a 1984 movie directed by Greydon Clark and starring Joe Don Baker.
One dark and stormy night, Palermo
and his brother Tony, two mob hitmen, are blundering around South Texas trying to get across the border to escape the heat from their last job in Dallas. They end up gratuitously shooting a motorist they crash into; then, needing wheels, they decide to try hotwiring a police car in front of a police station
. Of course, they're discovered, but they manage to kill the sheriff of the town. His deputy sheriff, Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III
, chases them all the way to and across the Mexican border, where he kills the younger mobster for trying to pull a gun. Palermo, outraged at his brother's death, swears vengeance on Geronimo, but refuses to rise to the challenge of a showdown; instead, Geronimo just knocks Palermo out and drags him back.
Well, for some reason Geronimo is asked to escort Palermo back to Sicily as a publicity stunt. Of course, this is all part of an Evil Plan
, as the mafia's already arranged to fake a malfunction on their flight that requires an emergency landing, bringing Geronimo and Palermo to Malta instead. There, operatives are ready to help Palermo get free. The Maltese police, led by Superindendent Mifsud, are adamant that Geronimo stay out of the case and let them handle it as he is well out of his jurisdiction. But neither Geronimo nor Palermo are willing to just let it end like this...
The rest of the movie is essentially repeating the same sequences over and over.
- Geromino is told not to go after Palermo by Superintendent Mifsud.
- Geronimo ignores him and chases him down.
- Geronimo causes a major disturbance that usually involves a length chase sequence (two of which are on speed boats.)
- Geronimo is arrested.
- Geronimo is escorted from his prison cell to speak with Superindendent Mifsud.
- Return to Step 1.
Rinse and repeat until Geronimo finally
gets his man and the credits roll.
For the Mystery Science Theater 3000
episode see here
This film contains the following tropes: