RED SQUAD

By John MCTIERNAN

HANNIBAL MEDIA - as SALES All rights, World

Action/Adventure - Pre-Production 2015

Fed up with red tape and bureaucracy, a DEA Agent rounds up a crew of mercenaries and robs a Mexican drug lord. When their robbery causes the drug lord to retaliate against innocent people, the mercenaries decide to protect the town.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Director(s)
    • John MCTIERNAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Jorge SUAREZ, Cam CANNON
    • Producer(s)
    • Richard RIONDA DEL CASTRO, Michael MENDELSOHN
    • Synopsis
    • After his retirement from the DEA, TRENT MITCHELL, he and his buddy MARTIN CRANE head to a small town on the border of Texas and Mexico to meet up with their friend GUS MENDEZ.
      Years earlier, the three of them managed to earmark nine million dollars belonging to a vicious drug lord named GIRALDO “NACHO” ESTAMADURO. They plan to go into the bank and quietly withdraw the money, and theoretically, Nacho will be none the wiser.
      But it doesn’t quite work out as planned. They get the money, but Nacho does find out and he begins to exact his revenge, ordering his lieutenant, RAMON, to execute the bank manager and his family. Gus’ granddaughter, LENA, is the chief of police and she begs Trent and Crane to take down Nacho’s cartel. They reluctantly agree when she reveals they may be able to make off with even more cash in the process.
      It’s not a two-person job, so they assemble a team. MARCELES, RINEAU, FRANCHESCA and HUNTER comprise the mismatched team, each chosen for their various skills and levels of expertise.
      The subsequent attack on Nacho’s drug lab is an explosive success, except it causes him to lash out at the town. Trent bolts, content to keep his cash from the successful robbery, but he returns when he learns that one of his DEA colleagues has been kidnapped alongside Gus. After a failed attack on Nacho’s mansion, all hope is lost. Most of the team is abducted, while Trent is arrested and thrown in a Texas jail. Crane disappears.
      Unwilling to give up, Lena tracks down Crane and convinces him to help her break Trent out of jail. They return to Los Rojos and free the team from Nacho. Lena rallies the town to stand up to Nacho, who has enlisted the aid of a squad of Colombian mercenaries to take on the Red Squad.
      Movies simply don’t get more exciting than “Red Squad.” Legendary director John McTiernan’s signature action, terrific humor, fun characters, and a timely subject matter combine for an entertaining adventure in which good triumphs over evil and an unlikely hero emerges and inspires.
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