“When In Texas, I Dress Like A Texan!”

Alamo Drafthouse has revealed a new trailer for a long lost 80s action movie titled Action U.S.A., made by filmmaker and stuntman John Stewart.

The film has been found, restored, and just premiered at this year’s virtual Fantastic Fest run by Alamo Drafthouse. And now, the film is available to watch online via their “Alamo On Demand” system for the next two weeks (but only in the US).

Here’s the trailer –

The synopsis for Action U.S.A. reads –

“Turns out a Texas stuntman-turned-director unleashed the most explosive, death-defying, bullet-riddled, grenade-launching, flame-broiled, anti-human megattack in independent film history — shot right here in Texas – back in 1989, and no one knew… UNTIL NOW. When you think of the broad panorama of VHS-era action, your mind detonates with fast cars, helicopter chases, profanity, nudity, cocaine-ity, fisticuffs, stolen diamonds, FBI agents, defenestration, shotgun castration, men on fire and Casio soundtracks. But what if we told you there’s one single movie that impossibly squeezes all of the above into 89 minutes, not to mention sunroof gunfights, a car jumping over a school bus packed with screaming children, honkytonk brawlin’, bathroom kissin’, plus exploding cars, houses AND also recreational vehicles?”

Action U.S.A. is directed by Texas filmmaker Stewart, a stuntman throughout the 80s and 90s who also made a few other films including Click: The Calendar Girl Killer, Cartel, and Hidden Obsession.

The movie is available to rent for $9.99 exclusively on Alamo on Demand, and will be accessible on that platform until midnight on October 12, 2020.

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