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Dilemma (1997)





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A condemned man's benevolent act turns out to be a desperate bid for freedom in this action thriller. Rudy Salazar (Danny Trejo) is a multiple murderer who has been sentenced to death, but an unexpected act of generosity takes him off death row. Rudy's bone marrow type matches that of a young girl suffering from a rare form of leukemia; he volunteers to donate his marrow for the girl's treatment in exchange for having his sentence reduced to life without parole. The courts agree, but Thomas Quinlan (C. Thomas Howell), the detective who cracked the Salazar case and put him behind bars, is convinced something is afoot. Sadly, Quinlan turns out to be right; as Salazar is being transported to the hospital for the marrow donation, he puts into motion a carefully organized escape plan, and soon the murderer is back on the street, with a number of dead police officers left in his wake. Now Quinlan and his partner Lydia (Sofia Shinas) have to capture Salazar for the safety of the public, as well as giving a little girl her last chance at survival. Dilemma marked the feature debut for director Eric Larsen.


C. Thomas Howell
as Det. Thomas `Quin' Quinlan
Sofia Shinas
as Lydia Cantrell
Danny Trejo
as Rudy Salazar
Lew Knopp
as Officer Jones
Alexander Folk
as Herb Endres
Richard Riehle
as Capt. Ross
Nicholas Hill
as Alex Davis
as Greeley
Jason Clarke
as Guy No. 2
as Krasco
Robert Ruth
as Sheriff
Rosario Gru
as Delfina
Rene Levant
as Captain Dent
David Rees Snell
as Dr. Barlow
Glen Hill
as Bookin
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