Extreme Prejudice (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Extreme Prejudice (1987)




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Walter Hill's modern western stars Nick Nolte as a Texas Ranger in pursuit of Powers Boothe, an infamous drug czar who was once Nolte's best friend.

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Nick Nolte
as Jack Benteen
Powers Boothe
as Cash Bailey
Michael Ironside
as Major Paul Hackett
Maria Conchita Alonso
as Sarita Cisneros
Rip Torn
as Sheriff Hank Pearson
Clancy Brown
as Sgt. Larry McRose
William Forsythe
as Sgt. Buck Atwater
Matt Mulhern
as Sgt. Declan Patrick Coker
Larry B. Scott
as Sgt. Charles Biddle
Dan Tullis Jr.
as Sgt. Luther Fry
Marco Rodriguez
as Deputy Cortez
James Lashly
as Deputy Purvis
Tony Frank
as Clarence King
Mickey Jones
as Chub Luke
Kent Lipham
as T.C. Luke
Sam Gauny
as Pearly Grips
Gil Reyes
as Rincon Norte Bartender
Richard L. Duran
as Man With Club
Tony Lattanzi
as Man In Empoyment Office
Christina Garcia
as Biddle's Girl
Charles Lewis
as Chicken Champ Kid
Erin Bowden
as Donna Lee
Frank Lugo
as Jalisco Bartender
Jimmy Ortega
as Young Mexican Man
Lin Shaye
as Employment Office Clerk
Anthony Lattanzio
as Man in Employment Office
Ken Medlock
as Redneck in Bank
Michelle Lynn Rosen
as Woman In Airport
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Critic Reviews for Extreme Prejudice

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Walter Hill is the right director for this material. He specializes in male action movies where the characters are all a little taller, leaner, meaner and more obscene than in real life.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Beneath its trendy veneer of covert operations, Extreme Prejudice is a whale of an old-fashioned Western.

November 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film depends entirely on the more banal con- ventions of the western - the only novelty is that the baddie wears a white hat.

April 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Though not perfect, Extreme Prejudice provides a steely Nick Nolte as the white hat hero and for those who pine for the days when Westerns were king, the film is worth seeing.

November 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Vintage Walter Hill. Mean and tough with vivid characterizations, intense confrontations and hard-edged action galore.

October 10, 2005 | Rating: 5/5

The gritty and grim Walter Hill doin' his thing.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5

Audience Reviews for Extreme Prejudice

Terrific dated action feast from Walter Hill that clearly shows early ideas for his other action feasts and also kinda reminded me of an early 'Expendables' type film. The cast in this is pretty awesome in terms of characters actors, Nolte, Ironside, Torn, Powers Boothe, Maria Conchita Alonso, Clancy Brown, William Forsythe, Marco Rodríguez, Mickey Jones and Tommy 'Tiny' Lister...oddly. Its basically a big build up to a big shoot em up at the finale between everyone with double cross and bullets flying everywhere, very over the top and so very very 80's, lovely. Nothing much to explain really, if you like loud action flicks with plenty of henchmen getting shot in slow motion then this is for you baby, Nolte is gruff and miserable, Ironside is evil and slimy whilst Forsythe is like a hurricane with profanity filled fast dialog. Love how in these films everyone seems to get shot in the shoulder or just below, doesn't matter how many times they get shot or the range its always the shoulder area, brilliant!.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

The Wild Bunch meets No Country for Old Men as directed by Walter Hill? Yes PLEASE! Also including the awesome cast of Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Rip Torn, Clancy Brown, William Forsythe and Nick Nolte (before he went all crazy). Did I mention it's co-written by John Milius?

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

How the hell I missed this in the 80's I'll never know or forgive myself for. This is old school action-drama when it was done right with excellent performances from Nolte, Powers Booth and Clancey Brown.

A.D. Villarreal
A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer

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