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Beyond the Law (1993)

An undercover cop joins a murderous, arms-dealing biker gang to try to put them behind bars.

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Larry Ferguson

Writer:

Larry Ferguson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Daniel 'Dan' Saxon
Linda Fiorentino ... Renee Jason
Michael Madsen ... Blood
Courtney B. Vance ... Conroy Price
Leon Rippy ... Virgil
Dennis Burkley ... Oatmeal
Lyndsay Riddell Lyndsay Riddell ... Marybette Jason
Rino Thunder ... Bogus Charlie
Rip Torn ... Deputy Butch Prescott
James Oscar Lee James Oscar Lee ... Highside
Ed Adams Ed Adams ... Dirt
Hollie Chamberlain Hollie Chamberlain ... Stephie
Richard Madsen Richard Madsen ... Buster
Larry Ferguson Larry Ferguson ... Sheriff Kelly
Ted Parks Ted Parks ... Sidewinder
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Storyline

Dan Saxon (Charlie Sheen) is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, Blood (Michael Madsen), he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far 'beyond the law' will Saxon go? Written by Alfred Jingle

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Taglines:

Some men are meant to stand between good and evil.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, drug use and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When SID goes to the San Carlos run, producers gathered more than 20 different biker clubs to join in. See more »

Goofs

In the bike construction montage, Dan lays down red paint on a tank. There are no red tanks anywhere on either his, or Virgil's bikes, or in the shop that we see. BUT, one usually spray red or black to see if the tank surface is correct OR, if you do old-school metallic or candy apple, cause different effects in different light on the final paint job. In nutshell base/primer, test colour / colour base, metallic flake, coloured clear, clear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: It is easy to go down in to hell; night and day the gates of dark death stand wide; but to climb back up again, to retrace one's steps to the open air, there lies the problem, the difficult task. Virgil: The Aeneid
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Alternate Versions

Two versions are available in Germany on VHS/DVD. One is the uncut version and is labeled FSK18, one is cut for violence (for example the murder on the Asian-woman) and is labeled FSK16. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Push and Shove
Written by Diamondback and Bob Marlette
Performed by Diamondback
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Hahahahaha - I only write to balance things on this
25 January 2008 | by CarsonTrentSee all my reviews

Maybe the worst casting of C. Sheen I've ever seen. Here we have a twenty something cake-boy, Beverly Hills born with a silver spoon in his mouth, trying to look tough as an undercover cop in a motorcycle-gang. His acting skills resume to walking around frowned in a leather jacket and delivering his lines without regard to circumstance, while the 80's no brainer flick narrative style delivers scene after scene of stereotypical action.

There is a scene towards the end when he is presented to a police crowd as the secret deep under-cover agent that he is...truly laughable; he walks in like a moron and remains inert like a deer in the head-lights while the entire room gives him standing ovations...apparently he was the last one they suspected. This while he stands there in his shiny new leather pants like a late kid at a costume party.

The only upside I would say, is Linda, and I admit, the only reason I watched this travesty to the end.


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