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Army of One (1993)

Joshua Tree (original title)
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A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to a rendezvous with the corrupt cop who put him behind bars.

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Vic Armstrong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Wellman Anthony Santee
George Segal ... Lt. Franklin L. Severence
Kristian Alfonso ... Rita Marek
Geoffrey Lewis ... Sheriff Cepeda
Beau Starr ... Jack 'Rudy' Rudisill
Michelle Phillips ... Esther Severence
Matt Battaglia ... Michael Agnos
Bert Remsen ... Woody Engstrom
Michael Paul Chan ... Jimmy Shoeshine
Khandi Alexander ... Maralena Turner
Marcus Brown ... E.G. Turner
Nick Chinlund ... Deputy Tomay
Ken Foree ... Eddie Turner
Edward Stone Edward Stone ... Dectective Jordan
Rondi Reed ... Detective Chelsey
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Storyline

Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop's murder and jailed in a maximum security prison. A few months later, Santee breaks out after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life. He reaches a local diner where he steals a car, abducts the owner, Rita and flees, completely unaware that is hostage is a deputy sheriff. A massive manhunt ensues, spearheaded by Lt. Severance a tough, obessive cop. Santee leads the detective and his men on a dramatic high speed chase, from the desert wilderness to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Santee's out to clear his name and when it comes to getting even, he's taking revenge into overdrive... Written by anonymous

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Sometimes one man is all it takes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Army of One See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening shot of the camera zooming-in on the lizard was actually filmed in reverse. See more »

Goofs

When Santee is drinking water obtained from the dug-out dirt, there is late evening sky in the background, but shots of coyote Santee observes while drinking are shot against night sky. Few seconds later, when Santee departs, the sky behind him is also pitch-black. See more »

Quotes

Jack 'Rudy' Rudisill: This is turning into a major clusterfuck!
Lt. Franklin L. Severence: Do you EVER stop bitching?
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Alternate Versions

In the 106 minute Region 1 DVD by Artisan in 1999 there are several scenes which do not appear in the 97 minute 1994 UK VHS and TV broadcast versions such as Deputy Tomay's return to Jimmy Shoeshine's warehouse. The gun battle in the warehouse is much longer and bloodier and has a much higher body count. See more »

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An army of one? I'd say so...
26 February 2009 | by Erich8192See all my reviews

A throwback to the 1980's style one-man-army films, and one of Dolph's best along with Universal Soldier the year before and as close as he would ever get to A-List status as a headliner before falling down to B and at times C grade (Pentathlon anybody?) action from then on. Unknown director and pretty unknown cast make this film stand by itself and being measured like that, it holds its own. The shootout in the car garage midway through is borderline-Commandoesque in the protagonists miraculous bulletproof invincibility. Recommended for car fans, or anybody who likes desert set movies. The Un- Rated version is king and has a much better ending, but R Rated version is not unwatchable.


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