Based on a true story, “Beyond The Law” or “Fixing The Shadow” centers on Daniel “Dan” Saxon (Charlie Sheen), a cop with a troubled childhood. He is enlisted by Conroy Price, an agent in Arizona’s State Attorney General’s office, to go undercover to bust the illegal drugs and arms trafficking. Saxon is unsuccessful until he meets and befriends Virgil, a mechanic who introduces him to the seedy world of outlaw bikers. Virgil tutors Saxon on bikes and customs of the outlaw motorcycle brotherhood. After many lessons and a major change in appearance Saxon develops an alter ego named Sid and ends up infiltrating the outlaw motorcycle brotherhood The Jackals and earning the trust of Blood (Michael Madsen), the president. At the same time, he begins a relationship with a photojournalist, Renee Jason (Linda Fiorentino), who is aware of his dual life. As Saxon falls deeper into this world of crime, he becomes more unbalanced and the question is just how far ‘beyond the law’ will Saxon go?

“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 doesn´t 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 don´t see. (2 and a half out of 5)

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