Throw together The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Rio Bravo, bring in the Ice crew, inject a noxious dose of racial hatred and stir in some sharp action direction and you've got Trespass.
Ice T, Paxton and Sadler manage to nab T’s brother (De’voreaux White). Holed up in one room, the white guys squabble about what to do with the gold. Director Walter Hill’s handling of the action is fluid and kinetic, making the film a pleasure to watch for the expertness of its craft. Ice T and Ice Cube strut their stuff in impressively forceful, if one-dimensional, fashion. Paxton and Sadler come off as decent but unremarkable. Technically, film is tops. Buildings in Atlanta and Memphis were employed for the single location.
Universal. Director Walter Hill; Producer Neil Canton; Screenplay Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis; Camera Lloyd Ahern; Editor Freeman Davies; Music Ry Cooder; Art Director Jon Hutman
(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1992. Running time: 101 MIN.
Bill Paxton Ice T William Sadler Ice Cube Art Evans De'voreaux White
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