After a tiny cameo in
Men in Black
, and an appearance in unreleased comedy
The Good Life
, Stallone got a real boost in credibility by going fat for
Yes, it's effectively just a slightly quieter version of the Stallone staple we've seen many times before, but he stands up well to the heavyweight cast (Keitel, Liotta, De Niro, plus many soon-to-be
regulars), and the film became a calling card for director James Mangold.
The sensitive, portly Sheriff doesn't shy away from the climactic shootout.