“I don't give up my gun without somebody gettin' hurt”, says Texas Ranger Jack Benteen. In fact, nobody gives up their gun in a Walter Hill film without somebody gettin’ hurt and EXTREME PREJUDICE is no exception!
Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nick Nolte) and drug lord Cash Bailey (Powers Boothe) were once best friends. Now all they share is Jack’s girlfriend, Sarita (Maria Conchita Alonso), who is Cash’s voluntary hostage to ensure Benteen stays away. New in town is a covert special-forces unit. Headed by the ruthless Major Hackett (Michael Ironside, “Robocop” and “Starship Troopers”) and officially charged with terminating Cash, they have their own agenda.
Walter Hill (“The Warriors”, “Johnny Handsome”, “The Long Riders”) delivers the ultimate don’t-mess-with-Texas movie! From a story by John Milius, who came up with “Go ahead, make my day” for Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry in “Sudden Impact”, EXTREME PREJUDICE is a modern Western that has men doing what men do best – growling dialogue and smoking guns!
Hill’s long-time collaborator Ry Cooder wrote the score while co-screenwriter Deric Washburn was Oscar® nominated for “The Deer Hunter”. The twice-nominated Kleiner (“Carmen Jones”, “The Street With No Name”) also penned the Steve McQueen classics “Bullitt” and “Le Mans”.
With its laconic dialogue, drugs, bank raids, guns, more guns and a final shoot-out to rival the classic “The Wild Bunch”, EXTREME PREJUDICE delivers everything it promised.