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Lone Hero (2002)

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An actor in a Wild West show must become a mythical Western Hero when a biker gang descends upon a small Montana town.

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Ken Sanzel

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Ken Sanzel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Bart
Sean Patrick Flanery ... John
Robert Forster ... Gus
Tanya Allen ... Sharon
Mark Metcalf ... Marshall Harris
Hugh Dillon ... King (as Hugh R. Dillon)
Tyler Labine ... Tim
Alonso Oyarzun Alonso Oyarzun ... Pablo
Dave 'Squatch' Ward Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Dog
Garry Chalk ... Sheriff Cal
Haig Sutherland ... Deputy Hank
Mike Dopud ... Trooper
Ty Olsson ... Sticky
Ben Cardinal ... Smokey
Bill Dow ... Dillman
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Storyline

Standard story of a biker gang taking over a town is not saved by the presence of Lou Diamond Phillips as the head biker or Sean Patrcik Flanery as the avenging townsperson who takes on the gangs with the help of an old codger (Robert Forster). The story starts with Phillips and a cohort robbing a store and injuring a salesperson. The bikers tell everyone in the store that if any one tells who committed the crime, the gang will take revenge on them and their families. Flanery nonetheless proceeds to arrest them with a gun filled with blanks when he next sees them. The gang breaks their leader out of jail, killing the policemen in the process. Flanery & Diamond then trade off attacks. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Big Bad Bart Is Open For Business ...COP KILLING


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Héroe solitario See more »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Bart: I don't think he's got the stomach for what's comin'
Gus: If he doesn't, I do.
Bart: Oh I know. You're the first one I'm gonna kill when I get the chance.
Gus: That's fare. You're the first one I'm gonna kill since I get an excuse.
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Special Thanks To: Delphine Matt, Nancy, Richard & Michelle Sally, Bailey, Marcel, Ritchie, Tim, Jamie & Valerie See more »

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Streets Of Laredo (Ice Cream Mix)
Performed by Randy Kiss
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High Noon on Bikes
18 February 2003 | by kapeckiSee all my reviews

The "High Noon" story has been told so many ways on the screen that its hard to think that another retelling could be anything but tedious.

Surprisingly, however, "Lone Hero" is an entertaining, low-budget variant on the tale, thanks to a terrific performance by Lou Diamond Phillips as the vicious, but sardonically perceptive biker villain with most of the good lines. Sean Patrick Flanery, as the title hero, and Robert Forster, his ally with a unspoken past, provide more than able support.

The plot is by the book (or is it by the screenplay?), but there is enough nicely mounted action to keep fans of the genre happy, and enough good dialog to keep most others from getting bored.

This film has what so many direct-to-video action films lack--good acting with a script whose iconic characters rise well enough above the trite to make the scenes between the fights worth watching.


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