- Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vincent D'Onofrio, 50 Cent, Sam Neill, Vinnie Jones, Amy Ryan, Caitriona Balfe, Faran Tahir, Matt Gerald, Jeff Chase, Steven Krueger, Lydia Hull, Aaron Saxton, Alec Rayme, James Rawlings, John L. Armijo, Jaylen Moore, Rex Baker, Brian Oerly, Jay Amor, Benjamin Wood, David Joseph Martinez, Tim Bell, Ken Massey, Jon Arthur, Stephen Warren, Russell M. Haeuser, Stephen Livaudais, Skipper Landry, Jeffery Nowell, John R Mangus, Joseph Uzzell, Rob Fuller
- Director: Mikael Håfström
- Writers: Miles Chapman, Jason Keller
- Producers: Robbie Brenner, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Kevin King Templeton
- Co Producer: Brandon Grimes
- Associate Producers: Jonathan Abrams, Jeremy Bell
- Executive Producers: Brandt Andersen, Alexander Boies, Remington Chase, Maya Fukuzawa, Stepan Martirosyan, Jeff Rice, Zack Schiller, Spencer Silna, Nicolas Stern, Mark Stewart
- Art Directions: James A. Gelarden, David Lazan
- Castings: Anne McCarthy, Kellie Gesell
- Costume Design: Lizz Wolf
- D.O.P.: Brendan Galvin
- Editor: Elliot Greenberg
- Makeup: Scott H. Eddo
- Music: Alex Heffes
- Production Design: Barry Chusid
- Set Decoration: Bradford Johnson
Ray Breslin, the world's foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb.” But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; New Orleans, USA
- MPAA Warning: Violence and language throughout
- Production Budget: $70 million
- Production Companies: EFF, Emmett/Furla Films, Summit Entertainment, Envision Entertainment Corporation, Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Boies/Schiller Film Group, Spiderwood Productions, Grosvenor Park Media, Swift Street Productions
- Production Schedule: 16 April 2012 - 23 June 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "While "The Last Stand" may be Arnold Schwarzenegger's first post-Governor film project, this action thriller was originally slated to have that honor and is certainly the more interesting sounding film. Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström helms this $70 million New Orleans-shot project which looks to be an expensive gamble for Summit Entertainment in the wake of the box-office fizzle of 'Stand'.
Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a well-regarded structural engineer who has designed numerous high-tech buildings. Wrongly convicted of a crime, he is sent to serve out his sentence in an escape-proof maximum security prison of his own design. He now faces the challenge of breaking out with the help of his cell mate, the complicated Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger).
Adding some flavour to proceedings are Jim Caviezel as the ruthless warden, Vincent D'Onofrio as the prison's deputy director, Vinnie Jones as a corrupt guard, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson as a cybercriminal who plans to escape with the other two, Sam Neill as the prison's sympathetic doctor, and Amy Ryan as Stallone's business partner and potential love interest.
Though Schwarzenegger cameoed with Sly in his "The Expendables" movies, this marks the first time the pair have actually taken leading roles together in a film. They have been discussing the idea of teaming as far back as the mid-1980s, but their schedules never matched up. This film has also attracted the interest of another friend of theirs, Bruce Willis, who was originally attached in Stallone's role when Antoine Fuqua was slated to direct. Sounds like a big ol' macho good time."