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The Last Stand
The Last Stand“An ageing small-town sheriff finds
  himself up against a dangerous, cold-
  blooded killer who has escaped from
  Death Row, taken a female FBI agent
  hostage and is racing for the Mexican
  border in a super-fast sports car which
  nobody can stop in The Last Stand..

AN FBI PLAN TO GET A NOTORIOUS PRISONER TO DEATH ROW in Las Vegas goes horribly wrong when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) is freed by his henchmen and makes a bid for Mexico and freedom in a specially adapted, high-speed Corvette, taking FBI Agent Ellen Richards (Genesis Rodriguez) as a hostage.

Tearing across America at breakneck speeds with an FBI helicopter in hot pursuit, the dangerous drug lord's ingenious escape plan also involves a cleverly set up wild goose chase and some pretty sharp driving skills.

“An impressive film
with the wonderful Arnie
giving his all amid
spectacular stunts, great
cars, fine acting
and bullet-peppered
Meanwhile, in the small town of Sommerton Junction, County Sheriff Ray Owens (the terrific, larger-than-life Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a rare day off and notices two truck drivers in his local diner. With a nose for trouble, Ray feels instinctively that something is wrong.

At an isolated farm close to the Mexican border, the equally cold-blooded Thomas Burrell (Peter Stormore), an associate of Cortez, has killed farmer Parsons (Harry Dean Stanton making an all-too-brief appearance), and he and his men have taken over the farm as part of their plan to ensure Cortez's safe escape into Mexico.

Farmer Parsons has been missed in the town and when two young deputies, Jerry Bailey (Zach Gilford) and Sarah Torrance (Jaime Alexander) are sent out to investigate, they find themselves in danger of losing their lives in a shoot-out with Burrell and his men.

The race is on. Cortez, with Ellen as a hostage, is pushing the Corvette to its limit and nothing will stand in his way. He has all the answers or has he? As he forces his way through roadblocks, leaving dead bodies in his wake and taking out a SWAT team vehicle in an amazing piece of stunt-work, Cortez hasn't reckoned on the dogged Sheriff Owens and his makeshift team of deputies.

Sarah, Senior Deputy Mike "Figgy" Figuerola (Luis Guzman), and newly-deputised vintage arms collector Lewis Dinkum (Johnny Knoxville) immediately join Ray. Jerry's best friend, and Sarah's ex, former Marine Frank Martinez (Rodrigo Santoro), who has suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after serving in Iraq and is in custody for being drunk and disorderly, is also deputised.

Ray has resigned himself to a quiet life with little crime in the sleepy border town, having left his LAPD narcotics job following an incident he has never forgotten. But now the most notorious drug baron in America is hurtling towards the ill-prepared town at 200mph with Ray and his poorly-equipped force the only thing standing in the drug lord's way. It's up to them to make The Last Stand.

With its intense action, thrilling car chases, cracking one-liners and the return of Hollywood's greatest ever action star (we always knew he'd be back!), The Last Stand is an impressive film with the wonderful Arnie giving his all amid spectacular stunts, great cars, fine acting and bullet-peppered action involving a very 'corny' car chase that challenges the drug lord's modified devilishly black Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 before the final showdown.

Filmed in New Mexico and Nevada, The Last Stand sees the Korean Director, Cinematographer and Composer in their first US film production. The movie is rather gory in places with plenty of blood. Oh, and a word of warning: don't park your brand spanking new red Camaro in a fire zone, even if you are the mayor. You just never know what might happen…

The Last Stand also features: Titos Menchaca as The Mayor; Christiana Leucas as Christie; Forest Whitaker as Agent John Bannister; Daniel Henney as Agent Phil Hayes; and John Patrick Amedori as Agent Mitchell.

Music is by Mowg; Cinematography by Ji Yong Kim; Written by Andrew Knauer; Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura; and Directed by Kim Jee Woon.

* Not in his town; not on his watch… The ultimate action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in his first lead role in ten years in the rip-roaring blockbuster The Last Stand, released on Blu-ray, DVD and Download by Lionsgate on 27 May 2013.

Blu-ray and DVD Details Certificate: 15 | Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / DTS-HD Master Audio Surround 7.1 | RRP: DVD: £17.99; Blu-ray: £21.99.

On-Disc Special Features Not In My Town: The Making of The Last Stand | Cornfield Chaos: Scene Breakdown | The Dinkum Firearm and Historic Weaponry Museum Tour | Actor-Can Arnarchy: With Johnn Knoxville and Jaime Alexander.

"An impressive film with the wonderful Arnie giving his all amid spectacular stunts, great cars, fine acting and bullet-peppered action"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"Absolutely Brilliant *****" Zoo