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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They were soldiers of fortune who were paid a price to fight and win. On this assignment, they'll pay the ultimate price. See more »

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

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John Sayles script remained in the final movie although it had rewrites by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris. The major difference though is that Sayle's original script only had action in the last act, but once the film was about to be made (about 6 years years after it was written) with Dolph Lundgren, a requirement from the producers was to put action throughout. See more »

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[Nick has just eaten an unborn chick directly from the egg to improve relations with the tribe]
Nick: So you guys eat this all the time or is just for... uhm... ceremonies?
Po: Are you kidding? We don't eat that shit!
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I MIGHT BE LEAVING YOU
Written by Nathaniel Pierre Jones and La Vette Goodman
Published by Nathaniel Pierre Jones and La Vette Goodman
Performed by D.J. Pierre and featuring La Vette Goodman
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Surprisingly well made
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like many, I'm sure, I expected this to be cheesy junk when it came on cable late one night many years ago. I was probably reading or simply bored so I didn't bother to turn it off. After about a half an hour I realized I was watching a movie that was not only surprisingly well written (I didn't realize then that it was scripted by John Sayles) but was also very well directed and edited. The movie holds up all the way through, with some interesting twists along the way. I'm a film buff, I don't usually go in for dumb action movies, but this one really caught my eye (and that was before I even knew who wrote the thing). Probably the only Dolph Lundgren movie I can say with pride that I enjoyed.


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