Beyond the Law is as good as it gets (by DanceInTheWind2)
I would just like to say that Beyond the Law is in my opinion Charlie Sheens best movie. I have watched this numerous times, and coming from that type of Lifestyle, all I can say is take a long hard look, this movie is as real as it gets. I would also like to say that believe me, there are short bikers out there and they can kick butt right along with the rest of them. Its a shame that Sheen didn't get the recognition that he should of for this movie. It shows that he can be a dramatic actor right along with the best of them. He played the role of Dan Saxon better than anyone could, and I <more>
take my hat off to him. This is a movie that I own and truly appreciate.
a fantastic TRUE story with a fantastic cast! (by deemus1017)
Without a doubt one of the best movies ever transposed from a true story. The cast was awesome. The locations were right on, and the storyline and ending was extremely well played out. I can't remember the last time Charlie Sheen was in top form as he was in this film. The "bikers" were true to form and the law enforcement portrayals were even realistic. All I can say is hats off to the real Dan Saxon for even attempting such a feat as was portrayed in the film. He is a true credit to law enforcement and the war on drugs. Also hats off to the entire cast, crew, and extras that <more>
made this very awesome movie a success. I just bought the DVD and can't wait to watch it again.
Cop goes undercover to build a case against bikers. (by docpo124)
Charlie Sheen plays Dan Saxon, a small town deputy who is fired and recruited by the Arizona Attorney General's office, Special Investigation Division SID to go undercover to gather evidence of illegal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs. At first he is a complete failure until he meets Virgil, a Harley mechanic who helps him transform himself into a biker. Dan Saxon takes on the aka of SID and infiltrates the Jackals, the local OMG. No film would be complete without a love interest and Sid finds it in Renee Jason, a photo journalist who is writing a book on OMGs. She's hot and <more>
they hook up. Throughout the film, Saxon struggles to maintain his identity as he becomes more immersed in his undercover operation. I rented this movie then immediately went out and bought it. It has great scenes and a great plot as it is based on a true story . I wasn't a Charlie Sheen fan before this movie, but I am now. Some corny lines and a little over-acting, but the rumble of Harleys and a sound track by Asphalt Ballet make up for any imperfections.Oh yeah. SID doesn't urinate on his jacket, Virgil does after he says SID is "too clean to be a biker." A must see.
Definitely in the top 5 greatest movies of all time (by mickymaster)
the other person that reviewed this said it was a guy movie. i don't think this is so, the story is really deep and emotional as far as sheens character does, madsen is his usual self, bad-ass lol its one of those movies that really gets to you and takes you through the emotions of sheens character, for instance when he thinks things are getting good u sit up and take notice of how good things are, then things turn crappy and u really feel it, i agree with the other review tho that Charlie sheen should have definitely won some award for this.. he plays the part so well, i see him as a <more>
comedian but in this movie its strictly serious and its probably his best movie everMicky D
On The Road To Hell With Charlie Sheen (by bayardhiler)
Long before he went on his "winning" streak, Charlie Sheen was actually a pretty decent actor and while he's always had a wild side to him, he was also a little bit down to earth at least more to down to earth than he is now . One of the movies that Charlie starred in in his hey day was a little movie from HBO called "Beyond the Law" in 1993. In it, Charlie stars as Daniel Saxon, a small town cop who's struggling with demons from his past as well as his identity of being half Native American when out of the blue, he gets an offer from a federal agent the <more>
underrated Courtney B. Vance to infiltrate a brutal biker gang known as the Jackals. With the help of a biker misfit named Virgil the constant scene stealing Leon Rippy Saxon is able to learn how to act, think, and look like a real mean biker. His performance is so good in fact, that the club's leader, Blood played by the always menacing Michael Madsen actually offers Saxon membership in the club.However, the deeper Daniel goes undercover, the more trouble he has in keeping his soul from descending into the dark hell permanently. The story is also able to draw on the character's Native American roots and provide a spiritual allegory of losing one's self to the darkness and finding it again. What's more, this was apparently based on a true story; however, like a lot of Hollywood true tales, I'm sure the filmmakers decided to add a little embellishment here and there. Still, the real life agent his real name being Dan Black did serve as a technical adviser and does appear somewhere in the film as an extra. Another thing that adds to the film is the surprisingly good soundtrack that accompanies the action. I say surprisingly because, for the most part, the soundtrack is done by unknowns but it just goes to show you that you don't need famous musicians to do a good soundtrack; sometimes just any good musicians will do the trick. Also starring the beautiful Linda Fiorentino as a photo journalist who helps lead Daniel away from the darkness and in a small role, the legendary Rip Torn, "Beyond the Law" is a nice way to kill some time by providing you with a good story and some really nice motorcycles. 9 out of 10. P.S. watch out for those outlaw bikers.
Probably the best picture concerning.... (by apclaus)
motorcycle gangs. Charlie Sheen comes close to some people I know, who have dedicated there live to riding and living the biker style... I have been to numerous bike rides, and although they have not been as unlawful as those depicted in the movie, the atmosphere with the booze, drugs, etc is the same. I have also seen friends change from ' normal' citizens to the character Charlie Sheen depicts, in the movie. That was really scary, how real it looked. For all those people who would like to know more about Bikers, see the movie...it's the closest you will ever get.This is also <more>
This movie is a keeper. I've had it in my personal collection for years now, and usually watch it every year or two. Charlie Sheen does a good job in this movie. The whole biker vs cop plot is good. If you have a couple hours to spend without interruption, definitely watch this movie. All of the actors in this movie do a very good job and are all very believable characters. This movie would be good action flick for the boys just to hang out and watch over a few cold ones. The ladies would enjoy this flick too though for its awesome action scenes."Beyond the Law" will keep you on <more>
the edge of your seat for quite a while. This movie definitely deserves more recognition. Enjoy!!
Good undercover biker movie with Charlie Sheen. (by Aaron1375)
This movie is a bit like the over the top Brian Bosworth film "Stone Cold". The main difference is that this one is based on a true story and is more serious fare than that film. Charlie Sheen does a surprisingly good job in the lead role, a guy who goes deep undercover to try and infiltrate a biker gang. He does so very well as he makes his motorcycle from scratch which using one already assembled and retrieved from a police lock up has nearly deadly consequences for a man who did not go quite as undercover as Charlie's character. Also in this one is Michael Madsen, who plays <more>
the biker leader very well. He has the aura of a biker dude, something Lance Henrickson did not have in "Stone Cold". There is a bit of action in this one, but this film is primarily a drama and it is a good movie too. "Stone Cold" was a fun movie to watch, but just not the same caliber as this movie. No, this one is the superior film on almost level, it is a bit surprising to see Charlie Sheen pull off a biker dude, but he does so very well. So all in all a good undercover cop drama.
Behind the Scenes - Working with Charlie Sheen (by philtbautista)
It was fun making this movie with Charlie as his stand-in again did the same for Hot Shots! . Shooting it in reverse long hair first, then short hair scenes later , sitting next to him with his pearl handled matching 45's he asks me "What do you think of this Movie, Phil?". He was always very nice and cordial to me. When I went back to the production office one day me with long hair and him with short hair he passes me after shooting for days with both of us in long hair and says "How's it going, Phil?". I didn't recognize him! Shooting the scenes for the <more>
"Sonora" bike run were intense! We had one of the leading outlaw motorcycle gangs respond to our casting call and they spent the night on location so they could be in the front of the pack. Lots of other extras as bikers "Weekend Warriors" - aka Lawyers, Engineers etc. all dressed out on their shiny HD's and brand new leather! , also showed up took their place behind the Gang . I worked Security that day no need for a stand-in if the Actor isn't on set , and had a few "extra" bikers come riding past me to get off the set saying they were afraid of or had been threatened by the Gang members. Probably mouthed off to some of the Gang! A fun group to work with including Reno Thunder Native American who I miss today! The quintessential "Native". We did the "Jail" scene next to each other over and over and over! As I said, Charlie and Linda were very kind and nice to me. Great to work with/for.Phil Bautista, Austin TX