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Arnold Schwarzenegger stands tall (and armed, of course) in the first poster for “The Last Stand”, the former action star turned Governor turned action star once again. “The Last Stand” marks Schwarzenegger’s first foray back into the movies as its undisputed leading man (he co-starred in the two “Expendables” movies), and it also marks the English-language directing debut of one of South Korea’s more talented directors, Jee-woon Kim (“The Good, the Bad, the Weird” and “I Saw the Devil”).
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 Summerton 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.
Schwarzenegger stars along with Genesis Rodriguez, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Harry Dean Stanton, Johnny Knoxville, Zach Gilford, John Patrick Amedori, Daniel Henney, and Eduardo Noriega.
Take a stand January 18, 2013.
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