Stand Alone

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  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.2  (450)
  • 32

Stand Alone is a gripping action-drama movie from 1985 directed by Alan Beattie and starring Charles Durning, Pam Grier, and James Keach. The movie is set in the small town of Marshville, located near the Canadian border. The story focuses on a group of local residents who are forced to band together against a dangerous gang of drug smugglers who are willing to do whatever it takes to protect their illicit operation.

The movie opens with a thrilling car chase scene that sets the tone for the rest of the film. Phil Swann (James Keach) is a former police officer who has just returned to Marshville to work as a private investigator. He witnesses the smugglers' operation, but when he tries to alert the local authorities, he finds that he is up against a corrupt law enforcement system that is in cahoots with the smugglers.

Phil is not alone in his fight against the criminal gang. He is joined by a group of locals who also have a stake in seeing the criminal enterprise stopped. Charles Durning plays the role of Frank Cooper, the retired chief of police who is still respected in the community. Pam Grier plays the role of Matty, a tough bar owner who is not afraid to stand up to the smugglers. Sam (Bert Remsen) is another ally of Phil's who has lost his son to the drug trade and is determined to make a difference.

As the group of vigilantes gathers intelligence on the smugglers' activities, they face increasing danger from the ruthless gang. The criminals are well-armed and are always one step ahead of their opponents. The tension in the movie builds steadily as the group realizes just how deeply embedded the smugglers are in the local community.

One of the standout elements of Stand Alone is the realistic portrayal of the residents of a small town. The movie takes the time to develop its characters, showing their flaws and their motivations. The cast of actors delivers strong performances, particularly Pam Grier, who is a force to be reckoned with onscreen.

Another strength of the movie is its action sequences. The fight scenes are well-choreographed, and the car chases are tense and thrilling. The movie does not rely on gratuitous violence, but rather on building tension through its pacing and character development.

The final showdown between the vigilantes and the smugglers is a tense and explosive scene that brings the movie to a satisfying conclusion. Without giving away spoilers, it is safe to say that the filmmakers do not shy away from the consequences of violence.

Overall, Stand Alone is a well-crafted action-drama that is worth watching for the strong performances of its cast, the gripping action sequences, and the realistic portrayal of a small town under threat from a criminal gang. The movie is a product of its time, with its focus on the drug trade and corrupt law enforcement, but it still holds up as an entertaining and engaging film. If you are a fan of action movies or crime dramas, Stand Alone is definitely worth a watch.

Stand Alone is a 2015 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 32.

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    5.2  (450)
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