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The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, helped by two another prisoners, he succeded in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <>

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In "Bloodsport" and "Kicboxer" he won it all, now there are no rules, no escape, and NOBODY'S playing games!


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Release Date:

14 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dusted  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)


$16,853,487 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Written and filmed as "Dusted" by Cannon Pictures, who financed the picture. Shortly after its completion, Cannon went bust and MGM, who took over their remaining pictures, renamed the film "Death Warrant". However, the old Australian VHS tape came with the Cannon logo at the start and some international trailers credit Cannon as the studio behind the picture. See more »


"The Sandman" taunts Van Damme with the line, "Bring me a dream, Burke! Bring me a dream.". The song "Mr. Sandman" clearly states that it is the Sandman who brings the dreams and not Jean-Claude Van Damme...unless he just knocked you out with a kick to the face. See more »


Christian 'The Sandman' Naylor: Welcome to Hell!
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References Coma (1978) See more »


Bring Me a Dream
Written by Martha Davis and Gary Chang
Performed by Craig Thomas
Produced by Gary Chang and Curt Taylor
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"Bring me a dream Burke"
21 October 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Like I keep tellin' youse guys....ya watch a Van Damme flick, ya can't expect any MORE than a Van Damme flick. Why watch the thing then complain "another Van Damme stinker"...that's a no-brainer! To quote Rocky "It ain't so bad!" Van Dumb plays a Canadian undercover cop sent in to root out a whole heapa jail corruption - see? there's a realtime story line - don't knock it!

Patrick Kilpatrick as "the Sandman" the star of the flick anyway, even if he HAS nothing whatsoever to do with the story at hand! A mega-tough inmate if ever there was one..."Sandman" looks for all intents and purposes like a close relative of Michael Myers and his climactic set-to with Van Damme is worth the price of at least a small carton of popcorn. "You can't kill me Burke, I'm the Sandman" he utters, shortly after stepping nonchalantly out of a raging furnace no less, totally aflame but otherwise quite unbothered. Naturally Van Dumb proves him wrong on that point! Comical but entertaining stuff.

Certainly not one of JCVD's worst!

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