Renegades (1989)

R | 106 mins | Drama | 2 June 1989

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HISTORY

A 5 Jul 1988 HR news brief used the working title of Lakota to announce that principal photography was scheduled to begin in mid-Aug 1988 in Philadelphia, PA, and Toronto, Canada. The official title, Renegades, was reported in the 21 Oct 1988 HR. Despite reports to the contrary, the title change was not made to avoid confusion with Dakota (1988, see entry), which also starred Lou Diamond Phillips.
       According to 12 Jul 1988 HR news item, Morgan Creek Productions and Universal Pictures contributed equally to the $16 million budget. Universal received 50% of domestic rights while Morgan Creek retained all foreign rights.
       Renegades opened to negative reviews, earning only $7.3 million during its first three weeks, as noted in the Aug 1989 Box. ... More Less

A 5 Jul 1988 HR news brief used the working title of Lakota to announce that principal photography was scheduled to begin in mid-Aug 1988 in Philadelphia, PA, and Toronto, Canada. The official title, Renegades, was reported in the 21 Oct 1988 HR. Despite reports to the contrary, the title change was not made to avoid confusion with Dakota (1988, see entry), which also starred Lou Diamond Phillips.
       According to 12 Jul 1988 HR news item, Morgan Creek Productions and Universal Pictures contributed equally to the $16 million budget. Universal received 50% of domestic rights while Morgan Creek retained all foreign rights.
       Renegades opened to negative reviews, earning only $7.3 million during its first three weeks, as noted in the Aug 1989 Box.

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
Aug 1989.
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Hollywood Reporter
5 Jul 1988.
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Hollywood Reporter
21 Oct 1988.
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Hollywood Reporter
2 Jun 1989
p. 4, 74.
Los Angeles Times
2 Jun 1989
p. 4.
New York Times
2 Jun 1989
p. 13.
Variety
7 Jun 1989
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Morgan Creek Productions presents
An Interscope Communications Production
A Film by Jack Sholder
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d asst dir
3d asst dir
3rd asst dir
2d unit dir, 2d unit Toronto
Asst dir, 2d unit Toronto
3d asst dir, 2d unit Toronto
3d asst dir, 2d unit Toronto
3d asst dir, 2d unit Toronto
1st asst dir, 2d unit Philadelphia
2d asst dir, 2d unit Philadelphia
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
2d cam op
2d cam 1st asst
2d cam 2d asst
Steadicam op
Steadicam op
Cam trainee
Cam trainee
Key grip
Best boy
Best boy
Grip
Grip
Gaffer
Elec
Generator op
Still photog
Cam op, 2d unit Toronto
Cam op, 2d unit Toronto
Cam op, 2d unit Toronto
1st asst cam, 2d unit Toronto
1st asst cam, 2d unit Toronto
1st asst cam. 2d unit Toronto
2d asst cam, 2d unit Toronto
2d asst cam, 2d unit Toronto
2d asst cam, 2d unit Toronto
Key grip, 2d unit Toronto
Grip, 2d unit Toronto
Grip, 2d unit Toronto
Grip, 2d unit Toronto
Grip, 2d unit Toronto
Gaffer, 2d unit Toronto
Elec, 2d unit Toronto
Elec, 2d unit Toronto
Cam op, 2d unit Philadelphia
1st asst cam, 2d unit Philadelphia
Loader, 2d unit Philadelphia
Key grip, 2d unit Philadelphia
Gaffer, 2d unit Philadelphia
Best boy, 2d unit Philadelphia
Best boy, 2d unit Philadelphia
Cranes & dollys by
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
1st asst art dir
1st asst art dir
2d asst art dir
Storyboard artist
Storyboard artist
Art dept trainee
FILM EDITORS
Post prod supv
Assoc film ed
1st asst film ed
1st asst ed (Canada)
1st asst ed (Canada)
2d asst ed (Canada)
Asst head carpenter
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Asst set dec
Lead dresser
Lead dresser
Lead dresser
Set dresser
Set dressing tranee
Key scenic artist
Scenic artist
Scenic artist
Scenic artist
Scenic artist asst
Scenic artist asst
Scenic artist asst
Scenic artist asst
Set dressing driver
Greensman
Prop master
Asst props
2d asst prop
Const mgr
Head carpenter
Asst head carpenter
Lead hand
Lead hand
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter asst
Props, 2d unit Toronto
COSTUMES
Cost des
Asst costume des
Asst costume des
Ward mistress
Ward asst
Ward asst
Seamstress
Ward mistress, 2d unit Toronto
Ward, 2d unit Toronto
Ward, 2d unit Toronto
Ward, 2d unit Toronto
Ward asst, 2d unit Philadelphia
MUSIC
Supv mus ed
SOUND
Supv sd ed
Supv sd ed
Supv ADR ed
Sd ed
Sd ed
Sd ed
Digital sd ed
Digital sd ed
Asst ADR ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Foley artist
Foley mixer
ADR mixer
Prod sd mixer
Boom op
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff coord
Spec eff
Spec eff
Spec eff, 2d unit Toronto
Spec eff, 2d unit Toronto
Titles & opticals
MAKEUP
Mr. Sutherland and Mr. Philip's make up by
Makeup artist
Asst make-up artist
Hairstylist
Asst hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Voice casting
Scr supv
Unit mgr
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Loc asst
Horse wrangler
Unit pub
Prod coord
Prod secy
Prod secy
Prod controller
Prod accountant
Asst accountant
Asst accountant
Accounting clerk
Toronto casting
Los Angeles addl casting
Extras casting
Dialect coach
Driver/laborer
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod office asst
Prod office asst
Prod office asst
Asst to Joe Roth
Asst to James G. Robinson
Asst to Jack Sholder
Asst to David Madden
Asst to prod
Morgan Creek admin
Asst to Mr. Phillips
Asst to Mr. Sutherland
Chauffer
Transportation coord
Driver capt
Head driver
Picture vehicle consultant
Picture vehicle coord
Asst picture vehicle
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Continuity, 2d unit Toronto
Continuity, 2d unit Toronto
Craft service, 2d unit Toronto
Prod asst, 2d unit Toronto
Prod asst, 2d unit Toronto
Prod asst, 2d unit Toronto
Prod asst, 2d unit Toronto
Prod asst, 2d unit Toronto
Prod asst, 2d unit Toronto
Prod supv, 2d unit Philadelphia
Unit mgr, 2d unit Philadelphia
Script supv, 2d unit Philadelphia
Prod coord, 2d unit Philadelphia
Prod asst, 2d unit Philadelphia
Prod asst, 2d unit Philadelphia
Completion guaranty provided by
Craft service
Craft service
Craft service
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
"Only The Strong Survive," written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance, performed by Bryan Adams, courtesy of A&M Records
"Before The Bullets Fly," written by Warren Haynes, John Jaworowicz & Jack Williams, performed by Gregg Allman Band, courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
"House Arrest," written by Marc Vormawah & Colin Brown, performed by Marc V., courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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SONGS
"Only The Strong Survive," written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance, performed by Bryan Adams, courtesy of A&M Records
"Before The Bullets Fly," written by Warren Haynes, John Jaworowicz & Jack Williams, performed by Gregg Allman Band, courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
"House Arrest," written by Marc Vormawah & Colin Brown, performed by Marc V., courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"La Cumbita," performed by Ismael Rivera con Kako y su Orquesta, courtesy of Sonido Inc., written by Ismael Rivera.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
2 June 1989
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 2 June 1989
Production Date:
began mid August 1989
Copyright Claimant:
Universal City Studios, Inc., and Morgan Creek Productions
Copyright Date:
22 August 1989
Copyright Number:
PA423041
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo® in selected theatres
Color
Lenses
Camera and lenses by Panavision®
Duration(in mins):
106
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
29814
SYNOPSIS

Red Crow, a Lakota medicine man, and his two sons Hank and George Storm, are entrusted with transporting a sacred lance to be displayed at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, museum. The medicine man warns Hank and George that, only as long as the lance belongs to the Lakota, will they survive as a people. Undercover policeman Buster McHenry is drinking at a bar when he sees two patrolmen stop a carload of gang members. As more police arrive, a thug draws his pistol, attempting to take a hostage. A standoff occurs, until Buster feigns drunkenness and holds the gangsters at gunpoint. Unaware of Buster’s status, the police arrest him. At the station, Lieutenant Mike Finch releases Buster from the “drunk tank” and warns him about running his own operation. Buster pleads ignorance, but hints that he has uncovered police corruption. He meets with gangster Bobby Marino to discuss stealing $2 million worth of diamonds. Buster is frustrated upon learning that a bookkeeper will supply the safe combination, rather than the officer under investigation. During the robbery, Marino shoots the bookkeeper to silence him. Police arrive before the thieves can escape, and one is shot in an alley. Buster, Marino and a gangster named J. J. take refuge in the art museum displaying the sacred lance. George Storm protests and Marino shoots him in the chest. Buster pulls his gun on Marino, but is pistol-whipped by J. J. Marino steals a car and forces Buster to drive, with police in pursuit. Following a harrowing chase, Buster drives into an empty quarry, where Marino shoots the ... +


Red Crow, a Lakota medicine man, and his two sons Hank and George Storm, are entrusted with transporting a sacred lance to be displayed at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, museum. The medicine man warns Hank and George that, only as long as the lance belongs to the Lakota, will they survive as a people. Undercover policeman Buster McHenry is drinking at a bar when he sees two patrolmen stop a carload of gang members. As more police arrive, a thug draws his pistol, attempting to take a hostage. A standoff occurs, until Buster feigns drunkenness and holds the gangsters at gunpoint. Unaware of Buster’s status, the police arrest him. At the station, Lieutenant Mike Finch releases Buster from the “drunk tank” and warns him about running his own operation. Buster pleads ignorance, but hints that he has uncovered police corruption. He meets with gangster Bobby Marino to discuss stealing $2 million worth of diamonds. Buster is frustrated upon learning that a bookkeeper will supply the safe combination, rather than the officer under investigation. During the robbery, Marino shoots the bookkeeper to silence him. Police arrive before the thieves can escape, and one is shot in an alley. Buster, Marino and a gangster named J. J. take refuge in the art museum displaying the sacred lance. George Storm protests and Marino shoots him in the chest. Buster pulls his gun on Marino, but is pistol-whipped by J. J. Marino steals a car and forces Buster to drive, with police in pursuit. Following a harrowing chase, Buster drives into an empty quarry, where Marino shoots the detective in the back and leaves him for dead. Hank arrives in a stolen sports car and begs Buster not to die until he retrieves the lance. He takes Buster to a flophouse and removes the bullet, then asks Red Crow to perform a healing ritual. The next day, Marino learns that Buster is a policeman and orders J. J. to have him killed. Hank returns to the hotel to discover two hired killers, whom he evades by taking Buster to another room. Later, Buster tells Hank that he is a police detective working undercover to learn the identity of an officer on Marino’s payroll. Red Crow breaks his medicine stone in half and gives a piece to Hank to aid him in locating his brother’s killer. Hank and Buster drive to his apartment to get weapons, only to find it surrounded by police. After stealing guns from a pair of drug dealers, Hank and Buster are pursued by a young officer, but the Lakota overpowers him. Lt. Mike Finch informs Captain Blaloch of the incident, and a warrant is issued for Buster’s arrest. Buster and Hank kidnap Corso, one of Marino’s henchmen, and force him to reveal his boss’s whereabouts. Marino and Finch are at the gangster’s ranch when they receive word that Buster is searching for him. Finch berates Marino for his poor handling of the situation, and insists on dealing with the detective. Following a tip from Corso, Hank and Buster question Marino’s girl friend, Barbara, but she refuses to divulge her lover’s location. They are quickly surrounded by Marino’s gunmen and escape with Barbara. After finding refuge in a subway station, Buster insists that Hank allow him to take Marino alive. Hank refuses, prompting Buster to push him onto a train. Undaunted, Hank follows Buster and Barbara into a department store. The Lakota is detained by security guards, and Buster pretends to arrest him. Finch attempts to question Red Crow, but Marino and his men interrupt, threatening the medicine man. Red Crow responds by hurling a knife at Marino. A henchman steps in front of the oncoming knife, while others shoot Red Crow. A short time later, Hank arrives to find his father’s body holding the other half of the medicine stone. As he, Buster, and Barbara leave, Marino shoots his girl friend in the head. A gunfight erupts, and Marino flees at the sound of police sirens. Hank and Buster are arrested, and Finch orders them placed in his car, where they are joined by Detective Ransom. Buster recognizes the car as belonging to one of Marino’s men, and tells Finch that he is close to recovering the stolen diamonds, worth $6 million, rather than the $2 million reported to police. Over Ransom’s protests, Finch releases Hank and Buster after they promise to bring him the diamonds. Later, Ransom informs Finch that he is also on Marino’s payroll. They drive to the gangster’s ranch, with Buster and Hank in pursuit, unaware that they are being lured into a trap. As they arrive at the ranch, Marino hides in the bushes with his men and the rogue policemen. Hank and Buster attack two guards and take their shotguns. A gunfight erupts, forcing Hank and Buster to take cover in the barn. While J. J. shoots flares into the hayloft, Hank escapes on horseback and retrieves the lance. Buster commandeers a motorcycle and drives it directly into Det. Ransom. Lt. Finch jumps out from behind a tree and Buster shoots him with his last bullet. Before Finch can return fire, Marino guns the detective down. As the gangster aims at Buster, Hank rides to his friend’s aid, but he is intercepted by J. J. Marino fires, inadvertently killing his henchman. Buster retrieves the lance and hurls it into Marino’s chest. Weeks later, Buster visits Hank’s reservation to thank him for his assistance. +

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