The script centers on two policemen, one an old-timer (Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vaughn), who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.
According to many associated with the production, it was long thought that this film would have a wide theatrical release in the US. However, it was rumored that Lionsgate requested the film be edited down to an "audience friendly" 130 minutes which was met with much disdain from director, S. Craig Zahler. Considering his final cut clause in his contract, Lionsgate opted to release the film in a limited theatrical run and same day digital through Summit Entertainment, mirroring the other Zahler releases. The film stands uncut and unedited at 159 minutes. See more »
When Ridgeman goes to ram the van lying on its side, both rear doors are closed. Only moments before one door was open with a dead bank robber lying on top of it. Later when they pull up to unload the gold, there's no damage to either the rear of the van or the front of Ridgeman's car. His headlights aren't even broken. See more »