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A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with ... See full summary »

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A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with the FBI and Russian mafia. Not just muscles with a badge, the policeman must find the answers to some tough questions, none harder than what the heck is an accordian player doing in a sauna. Written by Greg Mintz <GM.Augusta@worldnet.att.net>

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twin | new york | fbi | mafia | russian mafia | See more »

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The other side of safe. See more »


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

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13 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,611,707 (USA) (13 September 1996)

Gross:

ITL 532,445,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)
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Trivia

Originally filmed as "The Exchange" but during post-production, Sony felt that people wouldn't get the subtle title. Sony wanted something that sounded more like an action film. A new title "Bloodstone" was selected. Sony even used this title to promote the film in several industry publications, but they ultimately felt that the new title lacked the urgency and excitement of a Jean-Claude Van Damme film. Ultimately "Maximum Risk" was selected. See more »

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Under The Oak Tree
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Van Damme's Best.
14 December 1999 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

"Maximum Risk" is not just a good Van Damme movie, but it's also probably one of the better action movies in the last few years. The story is well written (for an action movie), and is fast paced. Director Ringo Lam ("City on Fire") impresses the viewer with excellent action sequences. This is definitely Van Damme's best turn as an actor. Natasha Henstridge does a rather decent turn as the damsel in distress, and creates good chemistry between herself and Van Damme. I don't see why this was a huge flop in theaters; it's surely Van Damme's best and at heart an exciting action flick.


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