Third generation Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nolte) is a hard, sullen small-town sheriff in west Texas. His partner, sheriff Hank Pearson (Torn) is killed during a robbery and his girlfriend Sarita (Alonso) gets taken hostage by drug runners south of the border. Turns out the head honcho of this gang is Cash Bailey (Boothe), a childhood friend of Benteen's and incidentally a former lover of Sarita's. But there's a further complication: embittered ex-CIA operatives officially registered as killed in action but now operating as an elite undercover military force commanded by Major Paul Hackett (Ironside) also turn up on the scene, plotting and shooting. This over-the-top, ultra-macho modern Western made in 1987 by old hands at the genre, director Walter Hill (48 Hours, Streets of Fire) and writer John Milius (The Wind and the Lion, Apocalypse Now), looks heavily influenced by Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch" and doesn't rise very much above its genre, despite a very hard-bitten hero and a malevolently attractive villain.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus