Beyond The Law 1992 R CC

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(193) IMDb 6.5/10
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Charlie Sheen is a fearless cop, who goes undercover in order to infiltrate a notorious motorcycle gang, in this film based on a true story.

Starring:
Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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Beyond The Law

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Larry Ferguson
Starring Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino
Supporting actors Michael Madsen, Courtney B. Vance, Leon Rippy, Dennis Burkley, Lyndsay Riddell, Rino Thunder, Rip Torn, James Oscar Lee, Ed Adams, Hollie Chamberlain, Richard Madsen, Larry Ferguson, Ted Parks, Michael Waltman, Rick Waln, John Schwer, Tom Noga, Brian Law
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

One of the Best biker movies ever.
Big Red
Enjoyed the execution of this storyline and not really knowing how it is going to come out until well into the movie; even then it will keep you guessing!
ralmil
I enjoyed this movie very much and watch it over and over.
tawyckoff@aol.com

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 21, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie a few years ago, when I was a police officer, and I loved it. The fact that it's based on true story made it that much more interesting to me. When I finally found it for sale, I bought it immediately! I don't know how many times I've seen this movie but each time is just as good as the first! I was pleasantly surprised to see Linda Fiorentino in a nude sex scene and Michael Madson playing a great bad guy part. The whole thing is brought together with a wonderful performance by Charlie Sheen (as he usually does)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By tawyckoff@aol.com on July 15, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Charlie Sheen is excellent as Don Saxon, a displaced police officer trying to reconcile his good heart and need to do what's right with the fact that he murdered his abusive uncle when he was six years old. Saxon (Sheen) is haunted by his past. He is forced to come face to face with who he really is by assuming the alter ego of Sid, an undercover cop infiltrating drug and gun smuggling biker gangs. There are times when Saxon cannot distinguish bewteen Sid and himself. This immersion in Sid probably saves his life and enables his success in surviving the ruthless biker world and in gathering huge amounts of damaging evidence. Anyone who has had to resolve guilt and anger from their past, and who loves bikes and biker freedom will enjoy this true story and find a little of themselves in Sid/Saxon. Charlie Sheen's best movie since "Platoon", with strong support from Fiorentino and Madsen. The soudtrack leaves an indelible impression equal to that of the story itself. I enjoyed this movie very much and watch it over and over.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By lecudedag on April 5, 2003
Format: DVD
Released here in Australia under the more 'spiritual' title "Fixing the Shadow", this film, based on a true story, deals with an undercover cop (Sheen) who verges on the suicidal. His pain stems from the confrontation he had with his cop-step-father who abused him as a child.
Sheen, encountering an Apache, learns the tale of someone who 'lost their shadow.' Thus, as Sheen goes undercover, he must confront his fears in order to be restored whole.
You can bear this in mind, otherwise this would just be another biker film.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hill on December 31, 2005
Format: DVD
Okay, this role isn't WALL STREET or PLATOON, but Charlie Sheen kicks butt in this film about a screwed up cop who goes undercover with a bike gang. Sound familiar? It should, as this genre has been made a hundred times. This movie, however, is one of the best. And since it was based (very) loosely on a true story then that much the better.

My favorite actor in the film, though, is a thoroughly bad-assed Michael Madsen as the antagonist. He spews perfect timing as the leader of the biker gang.

Additionally, Leon Rippy does a great job as sidekick "Virgil", who is probably the most believable character in the film. Also, Dennis Burkley (a wonderful bit actor that will surely be recognized) is perfectly cast as "Oatmeal". Lastly, it is always good to have Rip Torn in any movie, lending heavyweight acting to any role.

Simply, this is a keeper and a must see. Hey, I'm a just a guy...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ghenghis TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 16, 2002
Format: DVD
And before he completely lost it. But, this is by far the most realistic biker movie I've ever seen. Charlie plays a real life undercover cop with issues that infiltrates a top gang run very effectively by Michael Madsen, minus the obligatory hair and tatts. Charlie's descent into a self-imposed hell is a real treat for fans. ...
Hard to believe this is a true story.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 29, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This is one of my favorite movies of all times. I refuse to loan the movie to other in fear of it not being returned. Charlie Sheen performance is one of his best ever. He portrays an undercover agent with the D/A's office who targets an outlaw motorcycle gang. Although it states the movie is fact based, I have been unsuccessful in locating any information on the actual event. If anyone has further info please contact me.
It is said that in the movie the real Daniel Saxon appears as an extra. I was informed that he is the deputy at the beginning of the movie who is the Sheriff's right hand man when Saxon (Sheen) is fired. He appears only a brief moment.
This movie is a must see !!! Those is law enforcement ie: narcotics and vice will be able to relate.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By britneyxyz on December 8, 2003
Format: DVD
This is a good movie based on a true story. Charlie sheen is thrown into an undercover situation with very little training - two people could blow his cover at any time. Some might find the bike-building scene as a distraction, but I liked it. I think the portrait of some of the nuances of biker groups was rich in detail. Only complaint is that the biker "babes" in the movie were not accurate. Come on we all know biker babes are hot (my Mom is a biker babe) but the ones in the movie were - let's say, "lacking". Another non-intended comic point was the redneck bar scene. Charlie storms into a bar filled with "the meanest rednecks you ever seen" and they are all wearing pressed oxfords and loafers. But maybe that's the way rednecks dress in AZ? Charlie plays this multi-dimensional character very well. Overall, a good story well told.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Ramos VINE VOICE on January 17, 2007
Format: DVD
Charlie Sheen plays a law enforcement officer that goes undercover in order to infiltrate a notorious motorcycle gang. His character has a harder time keeping his real life and undercover life separate because of some legitimate psychological baggage her carries around from childhood. You can see where his character seems to forget he is a cop and goes too far at times. This takes him to close to the edge where he realizes he has to come out or he may never re-gain his normal life.

Michael Madsen does a fantastic job as being the leader of the motorcycle club. Even though you know he is the leader of this dangerous gang of felons and the worse of them all. He and the director give his character an edge that almost makes him likable. Showing that evil does have a seductive side.

This film is based on a true story of Police Officer Dan Saxon who went undercover for two and half years in order to make his case. It resulted in 498 arrest and 497 convictions. Though the screenwriters have taken liberties with some embellishment, it is a pretty accurate peak inside a Motorcycle clubs life in the mid seventies.
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