Plot & Details
Modern-day Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nick Nolte) was once the best friend of local drug kingpin Cash Bailey (Powers Boothe). At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack's lover Sarita (Maria Conchita Alonso), Cash's former mistress. When Sarita tires of Jack's Spartan lifestyle, she returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off Cash's operation. The film comes to a head during a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett (Michael Ironside, who isn't all he seems to be).
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action
- Run Time: 104min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/31/2007
- DVD Release Date: 04/24/2001
- Distributor(s): Tri-Star Pictures
- Director(s): Walter Hill
- Starring: Nick Nolte , Powers Boothe , Michael Ironside , Maria Conchita Alonso , Rip Torn
- Themes: Drug Trade,Going Undercover,Dangerous Friends,Kidnapping
- Tone: Angry,Cynical,Downbeat,Grim,Gritty,Harsh,Lurid,Tense
- Keywords: CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), border [geographic], drugs, gangster, lawman, smuggling, agent [representative], friendship
- Country of Origin: USA (04-24-1987)
- Language: English