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"The Wild Bunch" for the 80's,
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This review is from: Extreme Prejudice [DVD] (DVD)
Extreme prejudice is an action packed modern day western with Nick Nolte playing Texas ranger Jack Benteen who is on the trail of drug smugglers and a rogue U.S Military unit who are involved in the bigger picture.
Its a bit of a homage to old westerns, the most obvious being the Wild bunch (1969). Director Walter Hill seemed to specialise in off beat heroes and was always into the good v evil action theme. Definitely one for the boys with gunfights and punch ups a plenty.
Nolte is strangely subdued as the lead and i feel that he tries to play it straight a bit too much. Having said that, the supporting cast are very good, Powers Booth obviously relishing his bad guy role and Rip Torn steals every scene he's in.
The final shootout is very "peckinpah-esque" and satisfyingly wraps things up in a hail of bullets.