Extreme Prejudice (1987) from Tuna
Prejudice (1987) stars Nick Nolte in an excellent performance as a
Texas Ranger, Powers Boothe as his boyhood friend who has turned drag
lord smuggling over the Texas Mexico border, and Maria Conchita Alonzo
who has loved them both. You may remember this former Miss Teen World
from her performance opposite Robin Williams in Moscow on the Hudson.
She has enjoyed regular film work, and has also become a recording
star in South America.
|In this classic tale of good vs. evil among strong men larger than life, we have DEA, Special Forces, Texas Sheriffs, Texas Rangers, and God knows how many others trying to either end or get rich from the drug traffic, but the main story is Boothe vs Nolte, both vying for the love of Alonzo and battling over the dope issue.||
|Alonzo looks great as
always showing her breasts in a shower scene, and we have an unknown
hooker who flashes a breast as well. The film is very contrasty and
washed out, which I suspect was a deliberate choice to give
Maltin sees it as overly violent and covering no new ground, and awards 2 stars. Ebert sees it as a classic story done well, especially because of Nolte's performance. Ebert saw something that I also saw. This is a classic performance in the Gary Cooper tradition with men who are larger than life doing larger than life things.
I've never seen this movie, but it was written by John Milius (Apocalypse Now), and directed by Walter Hill (48 Hours, The Warriors), so they had more talent behind it than you would guess from the reviews.
In fact, it sounds like Powers Boothe plays a character similar to the one Brando played in Apocalypse Now.
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