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"THE LAST STAND"
(2013) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eduardo Noriega) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes None
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Drama: A small town sheriff and his ragtag group of deputies try to prevent an escaped drug cartel leader from crossing the border into Mexico.
PLOT:
In the small town of Sommerton Junction, Arizona, Ray Owens (ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER) is the local sheriff. A former narcotics detective in L.A., he now prefers the smaller and quieter scene. While his three deputies -- Figgy (LUIS GUZMAN), Jerry (ZACH GILFORD) and Sarah (JAIMIE ALEXANDER) -- aren't any sort of powerhouse in terms of law enforcement, the worst thing they encounter is having to keep Sarah's ex-boyfriend, Frank (RODRIGO SANTORO), jailed for the weekend, while Figgy and Jerry enjoy doing some target shooting with the seemingly somewhat unhinged Lewis (JOHNNY KNOXVILLE) who runs the local gun museum.

All of that changes when drug cartel boss Gabriel Cortez (EDUARDO NORIEGA) manages to escape from the custody of FBI agent John Banister (FOREST WHITAKER), takes another agent, Ellen Richards (GENESIS RODRIGUEZ), hostage, and speeds toward the Mexican border in his suped-up Corvette ZR1. The FBI realizes there's only one place he can cross the border in that car and amass their forces there. But Cortez's henchmen, led by Burrell Thomas (PETER STORMARE), have other plans that end up involving Sommerton Junction.

After a violent run-in with Burrell and his team, Ray realizes they're going to be the last stand that could prevent Cortez from fleeing to Mexico and thus escaping justice. With his meager team of deputies and a few new recruits, he sets out to prevent that from happening.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older male teens seem the most likely target audience among kids, and those who are fans of action films and/or anyone in the cast might be interested in it.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong bloody violence throughout, and language.


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