The Last Stand (2013)

Not in his town. Not on his watch.

Blu-ray, 1h 47min
Rating: 6.3
Votes: 129168
Languages: English
Country: USA
Director: Jee-woon Kim
Writer: Andrew Knauer
Music: Mowg

Plot outline

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

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Plots

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. - Anonymous

Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for the face off. - Production

Gabriel Cortez, a drug lord, who's in FBI custody is being transported. But suddenly the vehicle he is being transported in, is literally lifted off the ground and he escapes. He takes an agent captive and gets in a fast car and is driving his way to the border. The FBI tries to stop him but he always gets pass every barricade. They deduce that he's probably going to cross the border at Arizona so they decide to place agents at the town near the border. The FBI agent in charge, Bannister calls every town where he can cross or pass through. And among them is Sommerton but he doesn't think he will go there cause the only way he can cross the border is over a canyon and since he's in a car...But in Summerton, the Sheriff, Ray Owens gets a call that one of the residents appears to have dropped out of sight so he sends his deputies to check it out and they find the man dead. So Owens comes out and they check the place out. They find tire tracks so he has the deputies follow it and they find some men putting a bridge over the canyon. The men see the deputies and try to kill them. Owens shows up and tries to save them but one of them is mortally wounded. Owens calls the FBI to tell them what they are doing. But it's uncertain if they'll arrive in time. Owens then decides to stop Cortez. But his deputies remind him there are just a few of them and they have far superior weapons. But one of the residents, Dinkum has an arsenal of his own. So they prepare but Cortez's people whom Owens earlier encountered come to town to shoot it up. - rcs0411@yahoo.com

In Sommerton, Arizona, the veteran Sheriff Ray Owens works with his inexperienced deputies Mike Figuerola, Sarah Torrance and Jerry Bailey rescuing cats from the trees and giving parking tickets. When the powerful Mexican drug lord Gabriel Cortez escapes from the convoy of the FBI under the command of Agent John Bannister while being transported to another prison, he heads in a Corvette in the direction of Sommerton expecting to reach Mexico. Ray deputizes the troublemaker Frank Martinez and the fool Lewis Dinkum that collects weapons to help him to stop the criminal on the run. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Semi-retired to the sleepy border town of Sommerton Junction in Arizona where nothing ever happens, former LAPD officer, Ray Owens, is now reduced to a small-town Sheriff. However, in the meantime, the ruthless drug kingpin, Gabriel Cortez, escapes from FBI custody, dashing to the border of Mexico through the peaceful community of Sommerton, as agent John Bannister and his elite crew are trying to gain on him. Suddenly, Ray is back in action, and under those circumstances, the Sheriff and his motley crew of deputies are now the only ones capable of stopping the sadistic criminal. Nevertheless, are they ready for the ultimate confrontation where anything goes? - Nick Riganas

A border-town sheriff pulls out the heavy artillery to prevent an escaped drug kingpin from blasting his way into Mexico in this sun-scorched action opus starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Kim Jee-Woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad, and the Weird). A former LAPD hot shot who opted for an easier life after becoming the sole survivor of a bloody drug raid, Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) retreated from the city to become sheriff of Sommerton Junction -- a small town on the U.S./Mexico border. He's just adjusting to life at a more leisurely pace when infamous drug-kingpin Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) stages a daring escape from an FBI convoy, and sets his sights on Mexico. With a hostage to guarantee his safe-crossing and a violent mercenary named Burrell (Peter Stormare) clearing him a path to the border, Cortez races south in a custom Corvette ZR1 that can outrun anything on the road. Meanwhile, Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) realizes that should Cortez manage to slip through Sommerton Junction, he may well be lost forever. At first it seems that Sheriff Owens' skeleton crew will be no match for Cortez's speeding juggernaut. But when Owens decides to stand his ground with the help of Sommerton Junction's finest, Cortez comes up against an immovable force with enough firepower to stop him dead in his tracks.