Beyond the Law Reviews
"Beyond the Law" or "Fixing The Shadow" is a 1992 TV film, and well it does look like a tv film from several angles. I saw it when it came out and you have kind of forgotten that back then Charlie Sheen was an actor you would see anything with of some reason. The fact when looking back at his career makes you really realise that he has done some really shitty movies. And this is one of them. The acting is hardly up to scratch, the dramatisation is hardly up to scratch and with a Charlie Sheen in a beard/mullet looking high and out of it doesnīt exactly help the movie to some sort of believable level. Madsen does Madsen, no surprise there. But, the actual gem of the movie is the always stunning and great Linda Fiorentino. Had a crush on her for years, and I still do. To conclude "Beyond the Law" is hardly a must see, rather a donīt see.
Between the two Hot Shots comedies, Charlie Sheen did this serious biker movie. It's based on real characters and supposedly, the real Daniel Saxon was inside this movie somewhere. This was written and directed by Larry Ferguson, who has written many great actioners.
Dan Saxon (Sheen) is a troubled cop. When he gets fired from a small Arizona town sheriffs department. An agent Conroy Price (Courtney B. Vance) recruits him to go undercover to infiltrate a drug and gun running group of outlaw bikers, led by Blood (Michael Madsen). He's befriended by a motorcycle mechanic, Virgil (Leon Rippy) who builds a bike from scratch and gives him the biker persona that he needs to get his foot in the door.
He also meets and falls in love with a pretty photojournalist, Renee Jason (Linda Fiorentino), who is doing a feature on bikers. Dan's past is encroaching on his biker lifestyle to where he's not sure what he is. He even scares Virgil away, and Renee is wondering if she made the right choice falling in love with Dan.