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									The Last Stand
Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting
what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction, Arizona, after leaving his
LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner
was crippled and his team decimated. The range of crimes experienced in Sommerton range from the
Mayor parking his Camaro in the fire lane and vintage arms collector Lewis Dinkum (Johnny
Knoxville) firing off guns at slabs of meat with the deputies. One night, international drug lord Gabriel
Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) makes a daring escape from FBI custody in Las Vegas and speeds off in a
modified Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, taking Agent Ellen Richards (Genesis Rodriguez) as his
hostage as he races southbound toward Mexico at speeds over 200 mph. Agent John Bannister
(Forest Whitaker) has a blockade set up in Bullhead City, Arizona, but Cortez's men mow down the
police officers on site and clear the road for him to continue his getaway. Cortez also uses his
extraordinary driving skills to immobilize two SWAT vehicles headed toward Summerton Junction.
Before flying to Arizona, Agent Bannister has his team do a financial background check on all agents
involved to find out how Cortez managed to escape so easily.
Sometime past 4:00 in the morning, Owens dispatches deputies Jerry Bailey (Zach Gilford) and
Sarah Torrance (Jaimie Alexander) to visit the residence of the local farmer Parsons (Harry Dean
Stanton), who has suddenly missed his usual milk delivery at the diner. After discovering that Parsons
has been murdered, the deputies follow a trail of tire tracks that lead them to Cortez's henchman
Burrell (Peter Stormare) and his mercenary cutthroats, who are planting a mobile assault bridge
across the canyon that marks the U.S./Mexico border. Bailey is fatally shot in the middle of a shootout
between the deputies and the thugs before Owens rushes in to bring his officers back to his precinct.
Shortly after being notified by Agent Bannister of Cortez's presence, Owens gathers Torrance and
senior Deputy Mike Figuerola (Luis Guzman). He also deputizes jailed local Frank Martinez (Rodrigo
Santoro), a former Marine with PTSD who developed a streak of never finishing what he started.
Because Bailey was his friend, Martinez insists that he will not falter. Finally, Owens recruits Dinkum
to protect their town. Dinkum agrees only if he becomes a deputy and if he keeps the gun he used at
the beginning of the movie (having gotten in trouble for it previously).
At 7:10 AM, Owens and his deputies have the town's main road barricaded with cars when Burrell
and his men arrive, prompting a lengthy shootout. Armed only with a Tommy gun, Figuerola holds off
the thugs before being injured by a sniper. Owens and Dinkum mow down majority of the thugs with a
Vickers machine gun mounted on the back of a school bus, while Torrance snipes several gunmen on
the rooftops. After Owens puts a bullet in Burrell's head, Cortez's Corvette eventually arrives in town,
veering past the barricade as Owens and the deputies shoot at it. Cortez ejects Agent Richards from
the car before speeding through a corn field. Suddenly, he encounters the Mayor's red Chevrolet
Camaro ZL1 commandeered by Owens before both cars collide with a tractor. A dazed Cortez
continues his escape on foot, but Owens meets him at the bridge. Owens ignores Cortez's bribe
offers before both men wrestle each other. Despite sustaining slashes and stab wounds from Cortez's
push dagger, Owens defeats the drug lord and handcuffs him before dragging him back into town
with the battered Camaro. Agent Bannister arrives to take Cortez back into custody and arrests Agent
Richards for taking the drug lord's bribe and aiding in his escape. Deputies Figuerola and Dinkum are
taken to the hospital to be treated for their wounds. Martinez turns in the deputy's badge, Bailey's
badge, that Owens had given him earlier. Owens tells him to keep it, as he's earned it. As the Mayor
sees what is left of his Camaro, Owens warns him about parking in the fire lane before he, Torrance
and Martinez walk into the diner.All this you can find here The Last Stand.
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