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Ghost Canyon

'Walker, Texas Ranger: Standoff'
(Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., et al / DVD / NR / (1995) 2015 / CBS - Paramount)

Overview: During a trip to Dallas, the Mexican presidential candidate becomes the target of an assassination attempt. Despite the life-threatening risks involved, he refuses to cancel any of his pending appearances, making Walker and Trivette's job of protecting him all the more difficult - and dangerous.

DVD Verdict: In this incredible, heart-stopping episode (Season 3, Episode 21 ) of 'Walker, Texas Ranger,' sure the Rangers help a Mexican security team protect a political candidate from an assassin, but as always, there's more going on here than meets the eye.

This episode has always been one of my personal favorites as it is really great to watch unfold and play out. The suspense levels were always heightened in these kind of episodes, mainly because of Robin Sachs, who played the dangerous and skillful master of disguise Phillipe Brouchard.

'Standoff' is basically about a Mexican presidential candidate, Rafael Mendoza (Gregory Sierra) who is a target of death to a dangerous assassin Brouchard. Of course, after Walker saves Mendoza from being shot, Brouchard gets a bunch of men and plans an attack on a charity ball, in yet another attempt to kill Mendoza.

Sachs was really Walker's greatest enemy because he didn't overreact, like a lot of the villains on the TV show. Sure he almost kills our hero, but doesn't - otherwise, well, theta would have been that for the show! Anyway, 'Standoff' is a great episode and comes early enough on in the ten season series that you can still see the young Norris acting his chops off with pure vibrancy. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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