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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Dickerson ...
Sergeant DeGraf
Douglas Tisdale
Hank Stone ...
Ben Keane
Dr. Gottesman
John Lantz ...
Sam Waldon
Hans Howes ...
Guard Keller
Harry Waters Jr. ...


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  »

Box Office


$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 »


Sergeant DeGraf: Kiss your black ass goodbye.
Hawkins: Go fuck yourself, you pudgy bastard.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) 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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18 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its amazing to me that this movie only received a 5/10. This is Van Damme in his prime and the plot & storyline were as good as they get for a 1990 movie of this genre. It was also one of his movies that incorporated him being from Quebec (yes I know he is from Belgium) which is much more effective in my opinion than some of his other films that portray him as being a cowboy from the U.S. It makes the plot seem much more realistic by at least addressing his accent. I mean, I can't remember ever hearing a cowboy talk like him.

Jean was even accompanied by good actors for once including: Cynthia Gibb, Robert Guillaume, and of course, Patrick Kilpatrick. If you haven't seen this film, (especially if your a Van Damme fan) please give it a try, you won't be disappointed. And for the voters who gave it a 5 or below rating - please watch it again when your not in a depressed state of mind.

Even 'Hard Target' got a 5.7 rating.

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