The Last Stand

The Last Stand Trailers

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Original title The Last Stand
Category Action, Crime, Thriller
UK Release Date
Production year 2013
Production Country
Directors Kim Jee-woon
Cast Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker, Génesis Rodríguez, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford, John Patrick Amedori, Daniel Henney, Eduardo Noriega, Christiana Leucas, Harry Dean Stanton, Kristen Rakes
Distributor Lionsgate

Synopsis

Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean action-suspense director Kim Jee-Woon's hard-hitting US directorial debut, THE LAST STAND. After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy. With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez' path: straight through Sommerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive 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 rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.