The American directorial debut of South Korean director Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil), this was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first lead acting role in a decade.
He plays Sheriff Ray Owens, who has left behind Los Angeles for the small town of Sommerton Junction, Arizona. A failed mission led to his partner being crippled and his team killed, so now he writes parking tickets and tries to hide his depression.
Now, Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) has escaped from custody and his men have cleared a path to Mexico for him. The only thing stopping him is the town of Sommerton Junction. Owens realizes that the odds are against him, so he deputizes a vet with PTSD named Mike Figuerola (Luis Guzman) and goofball weapons collector Lewis Dinkum (Johnny Knoxville).
You know why I love Arnold? During filming, he was spotted at a WalMart. He was there buying clothes for the crew, who were freezing during the desert night shoots.