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FILM: The Last Stand (15)
12:41pm Friday 1st February 2013 in What's On
AFTER leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy town Sommerton Junction, nestling on the US-Mexico border.
Ray is looking forward to a day off, leaving his three deputies – Sarah Torrance (Jaimie Alexander), Jerry Bailey (Zach Gilford) and Mike Figuerola (Luis Guzman) – in charge.
But his peaceful existence is shattered when news filters through that the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, kingpin Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), has made a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.
The Sheriff is told Gabriel is heading south in a specially outfitted Corvette ZR1 with Agent Ellen Richards (Genesis Rodriguez) as a hostage.
While lead agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) and his team race to Sommerton Junction, Ray rallies his troops – including troublemaker Frank Martinez (Rodrigo Santoro) – to form a human barricade against the bad guys.