Glad the western title didn't put me off
Because of its title I expected this movie to be a dumb, lame, vendettamovie with nothing but Rutger Hauer to carry the film along to its drabconclusion. I was pleasantly surprised then, to find it was actually agoodfilm and well worth buying. I like Rutger Hauer, he's a fine actor and Ienjoyed him in Blade Runner. Here, Hauer is the good guy, and he played itvery well. It's a gritty thriller about terrorists in Los Angeles and hassome excellent action scenes and bounty hunts that take advantage ofHauer'sunique ability.
The director, Gary Sherman, borrowed some scenes out of Walter Hill's TheDriver which helped to add to the tension and the story was convincing andwell played out by the cast. I liked William Russ as Randall's buddy ontheforce and Jerry Hardin was great as the scheming Lipton, who I recall hadasimilar role in The X-Files. Robert Guillaume and Robert Harper were alsogreat. As said in another comment, the background of Nick Randall was welldeveloped, but I disagreed that nothing important was done with it. Thestory had plenty of meaning to it, the guy slips up and he gets hisrevenge.
If you decide to get this, don't read the back cover, just watch it andyou'll find that it's a good action picture and worth seeing.