The Last Stand - Poster, Arnold Schwarzenegger
The Last Stand - Poster featuring Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) © 2012 Lions Gate Entertainmen

The Last Stand which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Sheriff was filmed last year in New Mexico will be in in theaters everywhere January 18, 2013!

Arnold Schwarzenegger over the last couple years has been relaunching his acting career, with a cameo in The Expendables and a bit more of a cameo in this Friday’s Expendables 2. The Last Stand will be Schwarzenegger’s first leading role since Terminator 3 almost a decade ago.

This cast also includes Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford and Genesis Rodriguez. It is directed by South Korean Kim Jee-woon and written by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

The Last Stand – Synopsis

The Last Stand - Poster, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Poster featuring Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) © 2012 Lions Gate Entertainment

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.

With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the US law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.

At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.

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Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online