THE LAST STAND
About the Production
Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger is back -- and headed full-throttle for an all-out showdown in THE LAST STAND, Kim Jee-woon's high-speed, high-mayhem action-thriller.
The good guys have never had it this bad, but they're ready to give it everything they've got in this hard-charging, car-chasing, fist-fighting wild ride that takes an amped-up spin on the classic good vs. bad battle.
Schwarzenegger stars as relentless Sheriff Ray Owens, who left behind the LAPD following a bungled narcotics operation that still wracks him with remorse. Now he's leading the quiet life in the border town of Sommerton - but that quiet is about to be shattered, big-time. When Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most lethal, not to mention wanted drug kingpin in America, makes a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, he's hell bent for the Sommerton border -- in a specially-equipped Corvette ZR1 capable of blowing past 250 MPH.
U.S. Federal Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) might be hot on his trail but Cortez has no fear of the Feds. Cortez only has to fear what he doesn't see coming: Sheriff Ray Owens. Owens might be out-manned and out-gunned, but he won't be out-smarted or out-lasted when Cortez threatens the only thing that matters to him now -- his new home. Owens and his small but fiercely loyal force are all that stands between Cortez and his freedom.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in THE LAST STAND, which marks the U.S. directorial debut of celebrated Korean action director Kim Jee-woon (I SAW THE DEVIL; A TALE OF TWO SISTERS; THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD) and is written by Andrew Knauer. The film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the TRANSFORMERS series, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION). Joining Schwarzenegger is an all-star ensemble that includes Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzman, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford and Genesis Rodriguez.
The film's behind-the-camera talent includes director of photography Ji Yong Kim (A BITTERSWEET LIFE); editor Steven Kemper, A.C.E. (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II); production designer Franco Carbone (THE EXPENDABLES); and costume designer Michele Michel (TRAINING DAY).
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