R | | Action, Thriller
The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.
The Bombardier Aerospace Challenger 850 the FBI boards to catch up with the fugitive has a top speed of .80 mach, or approximately 488 mph, somewhat faster than the prototype Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 the fugitive is driving.
Dispatcher: Go ahead...
State Trooper: Contact the FAA and tell them some smart ass is flying a jet plane around out here without any lights.
During the night pursuit through the desert, Cortez loses the helicopter pursuing him by simply turning off his lights and hitting the brakes. The helo tries in vain to find him with a simple searchlight. A federal law enforcement helicopter would certainly have been equipped with a forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera, making it very easy to spot a vehicle with a hot engine even in complete darkness.
German theatrical version was cut by ca. 22 seconds to secure a more commercial "Not under 16" rating. After fan protests, the distributor made the uncut version available to theaters as well. Both versions were released on DVD.
BGL 33,678 (Bulgaria) (20 January 2013)