Preview. Chases, crashes, explosions. FBI Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) loses drug cartel prisoner Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) and hostage. Retired from LAPD Narcotics to Summerton home on Mexican border in path, Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) deputizes goofy Lewis Dinkum (Johnny Knoxville) in cowbell hat, and Frank Martinez (Rodrigo Santoro) from jail. The team arms with weapons and ammo from Dinkum's "Museum".
Through a ripened corn field, Ray borrows red Camaro (rich schmuck tossed him keys to move from fire zone if required) after the stolen black Corvette racer of Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), who wins trophies under an alias. Burrell (Peter Stormare) takes mercenaries to guard the assault bridge crossing and raid Summerton. Homage to Terminator coming from fire when the hat of "Figgy" Mike Figueloro (Luis Guzmán), bigger than his head, rolls off, while he ratatats machine gun.
All the slim long-haired brunettes look alike. Kidnapped FBI agent is Ellen Richards (Genesis Rodriguez). Deputy is Sarah Torrance (Jaimie Alexander). Diner waitress is Christie (Christiana Leucas).