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Death Warrant (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  14 September 1990 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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 <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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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 »

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At the very beginning of the film Louis Burke enters a building and is slashed across the chest by "The Sandman", Louis Burke drops his gun which lands more than arms reach away, he then tries to reach for it, and cannot reach it. In the exact next shot, he has it in his hand and then holds it in front of him and then shoots "The Sandman". See more »

Quotes

Sergeant DeGraf: Kiss your black ass goodbye.
Hawkins: Go fuck yourself, you pudgy bastard.
[Spits]
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) See more »

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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!
13 October 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is Van Damme's secret gem! JCVD is great in this detective film. All typical and trademark moves you expect from JC plus great acting and a great plot which is rare in his films, this is similar to his more recent film In Hell which was highly rated when it came out, this film also has a great yet short love scene with co-star Cynthia Gibb.

We also get to see Larry Hankin aka Mr. Heckles from Friends who gets burnt alive for helping Burke, played by Van Damme who is an undercover policeman in a state prison where he meets the Sandman played by Patrick Kilpatrick who have a fight to the death at the end.

Great entertainment, this film along with Nowhere to Run are under-rated gems starring JCVD but this one has lots more Van Damage! Bring me a dream, Burke!


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