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Men of War (1994)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  12 May 1995 (Spain)
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A former Special Ops soldier leads a group of mercenaries to an island in the South China Sea: their mission is obtain the rights to the unusual treasure that the island beholds.

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Nick Gunar (Dolph Lundgren) is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into giving up their rights to its valuable mineral resources. Nick loathes the thought of another mission, but this seemingly easy job will earn him enough money to get back with his estranged family. He recruits some of his former mercenary buddies to help him with the job. The island people refuse to give up their land and Nick decides to help them fight the greedy corporation that hired him. The island and its people bring Nick back to life. He finally finds something worth fighting for and a place to call home. As greed and treachery begin to unravel, Nick's band of mercenaries choose sides. Some are with him and others, still working for the corporation, will stop at nothing to destroy him. Written by anonymous

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Killers for hire are paid for what they can do, not for what they believe... until today. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for non-stop violence, strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 May 1995 (Spain)  »

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$8,600,000 (estimated)
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In the very beginning of the movie, Dolph Lundgren's character Nick Gunar 'bakes' a ball of Swedish snus, and pops it in his mouth. Interestingly, he puts it under his lower lip, which is rather uncommon, with the vast majority of users putting it under the upper lip. See more »

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Nick: C'mon, how do you defend yourselves?
Po: What to defend? A couple of trees, lot of rock, bird shit on everything.
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Referenced in Orgazmo (1997) See more »

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I MIGHT BE LEAVING YOU
Performed by D.J. Pierre and featuring La Vette Goodman
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Would-be thinking man's action movie ?
29 May 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Everything John Sayles does reeks of intelligence one way or another, and this movie tries to imply issues much more important than macho bravadura, "Broken Arrow"-like. I'll leave you to check those issues by yourself, since this wasn't intended to be a philosophy lesson in the first plane (and doesn't fall in Hemingway-esque clichés like "Sniper")but this one also features one of the greatest mug-catalogue since the heyday of Spaghetti-western (Too bas Danny Trejo wasn't on the boat !), including the charismatic English actor from "Mortal Kombat", who really, really shines in this one. I'm as tired of guns-and-explosions movie as the next guy, but this one is really worth a look, if only for its lush photography and elegant direction. Besides, the latest reel, chock-full of adrenaline, is really better than average. I'm glad I saw this one.


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