Dan Saxon (Charlie Sheen) is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, Blood (Michael Madsen), he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far 'beyond the law' will Saxon go?Written by
The real Dan Saxon was an extra in the movie. See more »
When Virgil is chasing Dan down the hill in the red Cadillac, in one scene from inside Dan's car looking back, the driver is on the wrong side of the Cadillac. See more »
It is easy to go down in to hell; night and day the gates of dark death stand wide; but to climb back up again, to retrace one's steps to the open air, there lies the problem, the difficult task. Virgil: The Aeneid
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Two versions are available in Germany on VHS/DVD. One is the uncut version and is labeled FSK18, one is cut for violence (for example the murder on the Asian-woman) and is labeled FSK16. See more »
Solid biopic with an impressive lead performance from Charlie Sheen
Despite the fact that he is seemingly nuts these days, I still like Charlie Sheen. Not to offend what little Ashton Kutcher fans there is left, but Charlie Sheen was the reason the show Two and A Half Men was so hilarious. When negotiations failed and Sheen left, the show went down the crapper. He has always been capable of leading a film, and here he proves why. Surprisingly this is based on a true story. While this movie is far from perfect, it is pretty suspenseful on a lot of occasions. I loved the transformation of Dan's character from an unsure rookie cop to a fully involved undercover biker that is starting to go over the edge. It made for some fairly riveting storytelling. The excellent chemistry between himself and Michael Madsen is another key component for this film. Watching the two bond was exciting to watch. Charlie Sheen is pretty good in the lead role. I have always been a fan of his, but like Platoon, this was a role he really had to dig deep into. He pulled it off quite well, and is a main reason why this biopic works. Linda Fiorentino provides solid support as the love interest, and is a hottie to boot. Michael Madsen is an underrated favorite of mine. He does psychotic like nobody can. Leon Rippy plays the unpredictable, yet idiotically caring friend to a T.
Final Thoughts: I dug it; plain and simple. It's nothing that is gonna turn your world upside down, but it makes for an engaging 100 minutes or so if you need an above average film to watch. Charlie isn't just that Two and A Half Men guy, he's a solid actor as well. Remember that
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