EL CONTRATISTA
THE CONTRACTOR
2018, 100 min, USA, Dir: Jose Angel Henrickson

After reading an obscure but powerful book titled War is a Racket, ex-military private contractor Cano (Alejandro De Hoyos) is forced to question his entire career. But redemption may come with his latest assignment; he and his team are in Mexico protecting the life of young Erasmo (Sebastián Cano). The boy’s family was murdered, presumably by a drug cartel in retaliation for articles published in his father’s newspaper. The sole survivor of the killings, Erasmo has withdrawn to his room, where he plays violent video games all day - and returning him to school will prove more dangerous than Cano could imagine.


1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS
1990: I GUERRIERI DEL BRONX
1982, Blue Underground, 89 min, Italy, Dir: Enzo G. Castellari

From the director of the original INGLORIOUS BASTARDS and LAST SHARK and the writer of ZOMBIE comes this explosive Italian post-nuke. Anne, heiress to a weapon's manufacturer, runs away to the war zone of the Bronx to avoid inheriting her questionable family business. She must navigate the wasteland with Trash, a gang leader of the Riders, as rival gangs and bounty hunters seek to capture her. Mixing elements from both ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and THE WARRIORS, BRONX WARRIORS is an action-packed whirlwind of insanity.


WHITE LIGHTNING
1973, Park Circus/MGM, 101 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Sargent

In prison for running bootleg liquor, Gator McKlusky (Burt Reynolds) is offered a deal by the feds - freedom in exchange for his assistance capturing key figures in the moonshine operation. Since suspected ring leader Sheriff J.C. Connors (Reynolds’ DELIVERANCE costar Ned Beatty) is also the man who killed Gator's little brother, Gator agrees to help and get revenge. With a solid cast (including Bo Hopkins, Diane Ladd and an uncredited Laura Dern) and a terrific climactic car chase, this is one of the best Southern-set action films of the 1970s.


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