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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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Warriors paid to fight, not to think. But that's about to change... See more »

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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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Trivia

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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Kiefer: [after he shoots a wounded mercenary] Bullets are cheap and the medics are late.
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a good action movie
22 April 1999 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

Men of War is a good action movie. Dolph Lundgren is cool as Nick Gunner, a mercenary hired to force natives to sign over mining rights of the island. When he decides to defend it, his employers hire his old enemy to kill him. The action sequences are pretty good, especially the fight scene at the end. And Catherine Bell (The chick from JAG) is pleasant as a women warrior. All in all, I recommend Men of War to anyone looking for an entertaining action movie.


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