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4.0 out of 5 stars Trespass
Arkansas fireman Bill Paxton and William Sadler look for hidden gold in an abandoned warehouse. They accidentally witness the murder of a gang member and are seen, forcing them to retreat to a secure room with the gang leader's (Ice T) brother as a hostage.
Great fun to watch, Paxton and Sadler are excellent is this is all round quality entertainment.
Published on 2 Jan 2004 by hatfullpm

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3.0 out of 5 stars It's all about the gold...
Two firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory.

What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies.

Vince sees the shooting, the gang spots Vince, and mayhem ensues.

As they try to escape, gang leader King James...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Trespass, 2 Jan 2004
Arkansas fireman Bill Paxton and William Sadler look for hidden gold in an abandoned warehouse. They accidentally witness the murder of a gang member and are seen, forcing them to retreat to a secure room with the gang leader's (Ice T) brother as a hostage.
Great fun to watch, Paxton and Sadler are excellent is this is all round quality entertainment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting, Desperate Fight for Stolen Gold, 30 Oct 2014
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William Mason (England) - See all my reviews
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This is an excellent thriller from the early nineties, skilfully directed by Walter Hill.
Bill Pullman and William Sadler play two Arkansas firemen, named Vince and Don, who get hold of a map showing the location of stolen gold. The gold has been secreted away in an abandoned factory, in the highly dangerous neighbourhood of East St. Louis (I once had a girlfriend at Washington University in St. Louis, and one day, having first been up the St. Louis Arch, we drove (very quickly) through East St. Louis - it's really not the sort of place you'd want to spend any time!).
Vince and Don naturally then go on a treasure hunt, and start searching the abandoned factory. They happen across a gang and view them kill somebody, but, unfortunately, the gang members spot them. Ice-T and Ice-Cube play two of the gang members and are suitably menacing.
The firemen end up barricading themselves inside a big room at the factory. Meanwhile, the rampaging gang outside have broken into Don's car, and they see the paperwork about the hidden gold. So, they now have two very strong reasons to kill the firemen - they're witnesses to a murder, and competition for the cache of gold.
What follows then is a very exciting and energetic battle for the gold, between the firemen and the various gang members.
The film is directed with Walter Hill's usual punchiness and verve. The acting is solid and believable. The action sequences and gunfights are well executed, with some very impressive stunt work. The plot is scarcely credible, and the two firemen do come across as a little bit drama queeny, but these are relatively trivial drawbacks. Overall the movie is a tense, action-packed thriller which "does what it says on the tin".
This pic has quite a lot in common with another first rate thriller, Judgement Night (starring Emilio Estevez). Judgment Night is another tale of ordinary folk, who blunder their way into a no go neighbourhood warzone, and then have to battle for survival against the local hoodlums.
If you watch Trespass and Judgement Night back to back, it's an adrenaline rush, three hour thrill-ride. This is the link for Judgment Night - Judgement Night [DVD] .
Thank you for reading this review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An under-rated little gem, 19 Jun 2008
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Mr. J. W. Campbell "Jim Campbell" (A World Of My Own) - See all my reviews
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I notice the review below me ummed and ahhed over giving this film four stars. Hey -- Robert Zemeckis AND Walter Hill team up to make a movie with Bill Paxton and Ice T in it ...

It's not a classic, but it IS a decent film that I enjoyed enormously. Honestly, it's good fun and worth a viewing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a surprise!!!, 10 Jan 2007
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P. Nicholson "Action Man" (kent, UK) - See all my reviews
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This movie was a pleseant surprise to watch. A great cast for such a small film, and good action segments.

Definitly a movie that will stay in your memory as just a plain piece of great fun!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Who's going to call the cops? The pigeons or the rats?, 13 Feb 2012
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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Trespass is directed by Walter Hill and written by Bob gale and Robert Zemeckis. It stars Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler and Ice Cube. Music is by Ry Cooder and cinematography by Lloyd Ahern II. Plot finds Sadler and Paxton as two fireman who learn of stolen treasure hidden in a disused building in East St. Louis. Upon arriving there they begin their search but are interrupted when a gang led by Ice-T's King James decides to use the building to execute an enemy. A stand off ensues....

It was held back from release under its original title of "The Looters" due to the L.A. riots in the summer of 92. Where under its new title it was released at Christmas and promptly bombed at the box office. A shame since it's a taut and claustrophobic thriller crafted with knowing skill by Walter Hill. Clearly an urban take on The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, with dashes of Rio Bravo thrown in for good measure, film makes the most of the premise without using pointless filler and by not being afraid to up the racial hatred aspects of the stand off. Hill's construction of the action is first rate and smooth, and the cast are firing on all cylinders to make the material work in what is practically a one location picture. 7/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars fast paced action movies although slightly predictable, 5 July 2000
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This review is from: Trespass [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This movie does have a lot of action sequencies and moments of suspense to it. But there is rarely any scene changes as two men are locked in a room with a hostage. But it still makes for an interesting film with good acting from all involved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review, 1 Aug 2014
This review is from: Trespass [DVD] (DVD)
Anything remotely hiphop, ice-t ice cube, for example iv'e been a fan of for over 20yrs, with the likes of 'judgement night', 'who's the man', 'mo money', 'juice', 'belly', 'bullet', (you get the idea) and this classic from 92 is no exception. 90's rap-icons ice-t and ice cube play (in true 90's style) gun-totting-gangsters who bump off a drug-related rival in an old abandoned warehouse somewhere in St. Louis only for the murder to be witnessed by Bill Paxton and William Sadler who are hunting for stolen/stashed gold in the same place. unlucky for them, so are ice-t and cube and so it begins for a 90's classic roller-coaster with (for me as a lover of the old-skool hip-hop) a belting soundtrack to accompany the movie....enjoy it time and again....
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's all about the gold..., 15 Nov 2013
This review is from: Trespass [DVD] (DVD)
Two firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory.

What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies.

Vince sees the shooting, the gang spots Vince, and mayhem ensues.

As they try to escape, gang leader King James argues with his subordinate Savon about how to get rid of the trespassers......

Its Cowboys and Indians in the Ghetto, that's all it is, and the fun never let's up right until the final scene, which is a wonderful twist.

Hill proves that he is a great action director, and this was probably the last great film he made, because its simple, all its about is being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and being greedy is bad for you.

The two Ices were really big when this film was released, and hadn't yet delved into Leprechaun and Are we there yet territory, so they were still 'edgy' when this came out.

Paxton and Sadler overdo the hillbilly a little bit, and sometimes they come across a little too slapstick, but it doesn't deter from the overall feel to the move.

If you like your action movies simple, topical, and short, this one ticks all the boxes...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay is right., 9 July 2013
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Terry W painter (Bournville, Birmingham England) - See all my reviews
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if stuck for a nights viewing this will do, with run of the mill scenario and settings, and perhaps you can be making the coffee at the same time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable seige thriller that's just about stood the test of time, 1 Jun 2011
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Made back in '92 when Ice T and Ice Cube were gigantic stars, and Sadler was hot off Die Hard 2 (and Paxton still best known for Aliens and The Terminator) this is a thriller that's rich with early 90's 'gangsta rap' period flavour.
Paxton and Sadler's firemen buddies get little character development time after being given a map to hidden stolen treasure by a repentant thief, but it's just about enough. The rest is done on the fly, as they break into the abandoned warehouse complex on the map and begin hunting for their windfall.
However it's not long before they stumbled across a cantankerous tramp, and then discover gang members have shown up to settle a dispute with a rival.
One gang killing later, and they're on the run, trying to get out against impossible odds.
Hill directs aggressively and with enough attitude to enhance all of the gangbanger epithets and testosterone, shooting the action very nicely and using a fair amount of atmospheric slo-mo and dizzying angles when needed. Ry Cooder's score is nicely distinctive and heavy on the electric guitar between the obligatory 90s gangsta rap tracks. Ice-T has always been a decent and chrismatic actor with a natural screen presence, and Ice Cube fits the bill nicely as his more aggressive young punk of a sidekick. In comparison, Paxton is likeable and panicked, and Sadler is enough of a strong backbone to put some real weight behind his threats as they use Ice T's 'King James' character's lifelong friend and honourary brother as a human shield.
Unexpectedly, far from being tedious, the warehouse setting is flavourful and interesting because of its age and the amount of rusting vantage points and possible escape routes it offers. The script is also canny enough to throw in a few mild surprises and twists and while it's all slightly daft, it's nicely tense and violent fun.
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