Note: The guy on the poster does not appear in this film.The title may seem like Santiago is ripping of Raiders of the Lost Ark this time, but that is not the case, this is just another one of his Mad Max rip-offs. The film opens with a battle between the Alpha League and an insurrectionist group led by Colonel Clay (William Steis). Clay is dressed in the exact outfit that Steis wore in Equalizer 2000, and is still playing the main nemesis to this movies badass hero. In that role we have Brodie (Richard Norton), also dressed exactly as his character from Equalizer 2000 was, and he has been given the mission of getting more gunpowder for Alpha League.
Note: This big opening battle is mostly footage from the big closing battle of Wheels of Fire.Blake Boyd) who is retiring from service return to his farm and beautiful wife.
Our two heroes and a goat, and yes we do get a bestiality joke.What is truly unusual is that Brodie and Talbot don’t have much actual screen time together, instead of getting a buddy adventure film these two separate and go off on two divergent plot lines. Talbot’s plot line has to deal with going home to find his community had been destroyed by a redneck army led by an asshole by the name of Hoghead (Rick Dean). Most of the villagers are killed and Talbot’s wife Vera (Brigitta Stenberg) is captured.
Sadly the community was constructed by a 9th grade drama club, thus quite flammable.
Not to mention the added embarrassment of being defeated by a guy in a pig hat.While tooling around on his chopper Brodie encounters some of Boss Hogg’s men…I mean Hoghead’s men, and he tries to rescue Vera, but they shoot his bike and the villains just drive off with the girl. Nothing beats seeing a hero Insta-Fail. Talbot shows up while Brodie is burying Vera’s dad and they decide to join forces as the most likely place that they would have taken Vera is the town of a Valentine, which is also a good place for Brodie to investigate a rumored lost gunpowder mine.
Note: I’m not sure the filmmakers are aware of the fact that gunpowder isn’t something you mine. At one point in the film a character refers to potassium mines but potassium nitrate is only one ingredient in the making of gunpowder, and yet these guys find mines loaded with explosive black powder just lying around.
While on route to Valentine Brodie and Talbot rescue a beautiful Filipino woman named Sierra (Lani Lobangco) from some Mountain Hunters, she is grateful and decides to join them. When the trio make it to Valentine Brodie follows some of Hoghead’s men into a bar while Brodie and Sierra interrogate a group of little people who may know the location of the lost mine. They inform Brodie and Sierra of a place called Aguilla Point, located in the mountains to the west, where the fabled gunpowder can be found. Later Brodie rescues the little people from a bunch of assholes who think burning midgets is fun.