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Renegades (1989)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 June 1989 (USA)
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An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writer:

David Rich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Buster McHenry
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Hank Storm
Jami Gertz ... Barbara
Robert Knepper ... Marino (as Rob Knepper)
Bill Smitrovich ... Finch
Clark Johnson ... JJ
Peter MacNeill ... Denny Ransom
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Red Crow
Joseph Griffin ... Matt (as Joe Griffin)
John Di Benedetto John Di Benedetto ... Corso
Kyra Harper ... Nema
Joseph Hieu ... Gang Leader
Dee McCafferty ... Cop Outside Bar
Heidi von Palleske ... Hooker In Bar
Tom Butler ... Detective Geddles
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Storyline

Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in a robbery. Things really screw up as not only two men are shot, but also an ancient indian spear is stolen and Buster is wounded. Hank Storm, a young indian, is now after the spear and Buster is after his criminal 'comrades'. Both of them are outsiders in their way, but now they have the same target. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lakota See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,075,030, 4 June 1989

Gross USA:

$9,015,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,015,164
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Diamond Phillips spent time with Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman and his tribe to help him prepare to play a Native American character. See more »

Goofs

The movie is said to take place in Philadelphia but must have been filmed at least in part in Canada as you can distinctly see a "Loblaw's Market" in the background of one scene. Loblaw's is a Canadian chain. See more »

Quotes

Buster McHenry: Look over my shoulder and tell me if you see an Indian following me.
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a great formula film
27 May 2003 | by GURNEYRAMPARTSee all my reviews

RENEGADES is a great formula film from Jack Sholder. The films format is action adventure with a heavy native american theme. The film tells the tale of police corruption, mafia dirty dealings and the theft of a sacred lance from a native american tribe. The film has predictable elements yet is worthwhile. Of note is the directing style of sholder which is kinetic enough to keep the audience interested. RENEGADES is formula but succeds at being good formula; good formula never fails. I recommend this film as a popcorn and coke film.


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