Sharp suits- check
Slicked back ponytails - check
Armed with Mac 10s - check
Drives a BMW - check
This has them all! Renegades really pushes the boat out.
Throw in a car chase a Red Indian who gets called chief all film and a dreadful 'tache on Sutherland and you have Renegades.
Very much a film of its time.
A decently sized step up from the more average buddy cop movies of the 80's and 90's, that has still managed to get itself largely forgotten about. The plot is simple as you like fluff surrounding undercover Kiefer Sutherland tracking down a typical, yet without doubt very dangerous bad guy criminal who just so happens to steal a native American spear and kill a family member of Lou Diamond Phillips (big mistake) which of course leads to an unlikely team-up. The action sequences are better than most with plenty of car chases, shoot-outs and it's all solidly entertaining. The script could have been improved by giving more depth to the characters as the cast are fed on scraps throughout resulting in no real lasting impression. Which probably explains why this has fallen through the cracks a little. For fans of police action movies this is well worth a look, as it does give most of what one could possibly want from a mid-budget 80's flick.
A Decently Made Thriller, With Some Good Action Scenes (Sadly They've Been Done A Bunch Of Times.) & A Good Plot & Script. Together With The Performances And Jack Sholder's Direction This Is Your Average 80's Action Flick & An Enjoyable One It Is