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Release Date:
13 September 1996 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Other Side of Safety. See more »
Plot:
A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Decent US Debut for Ringo Lam. See more (64 total) »

Cast

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Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Alain Moreau / Mikhail Suverov

Natasha Henstridge ... Alex Minetti

Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Sebastien

Zach Grenier ... Ivan Dzasokhov

Paul Ben-Victor ... Agent Pellman

Frank Senger ... Agent Loomis
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Red Face
Frank Van Keeken ... Davis Hartley
David Hemblen ... Dmitri Kirov

Stéphane Audran ... Chantal Moreau

Dan Moran ... Yuri

Donald Burda ... Nicholas
Rob Kaman ... Morris

Herb Lovelle ... Martin
Denis Costanzo ... Innkeeper
Marc Estrada ... Inspector (as Marc Estrada Tournie)

Carlo Rota ... Bohemia Bartender

Joe Pingue ... Bohemia Doormen
Hugh Thompson ... Bohemia Doormen

Gloria Slade ... Airline Steward
Jackie Richardson ... Large Woman
Ed Sahely ... Desk Clerk
Martine Pujol ... Cleaning Lady
Albert Schultz ... Anderson
Dan Duran ... Reporter
Raymond Accolas ... Bank Manager

Kedar Brown ... Tough Teen
Claire Cellucci ... Yuri's Girlfriend
John Bayliss ... Kirov's Butler
Henry Gomez ... Cab Driver
Louise Naubert ... Secretary
Philip Wotton ... Sebastien's Driver
Jean-Pierre Galleri ... Paris Police Detective
Stephan Muller ... Paris Fireman
John Nelles ... Nervous Passenger
John Pearson ... Guard Sergeant
Kevin Rushton ... Guard
Sharon Bernbaum ... Assistant Bank Manager
David Christoffel ... Bank Security Guard

Branko Racki ... Vladimir
Kamel Krifa ... Boris

Brian Jagersky ... Tim
Irene Pauzer ... Ronnie
Peter Messaline ... Ari
James Millington ... FBI Boss
George Kash ... Man in Private Room
David Turner ... Inspector #2
Véronique Diehl ... Mother (Villefranche Apt.)
Alain Philip ... Morgue Attendant
Christine Manning ... Woman in Vault
Jacques Authier ... Priest
Charles Drummond ... Officer at Bank
Bruno Magnes ... Innocent Driver

Danny Lima ... Guard #3
Lon Katzman ... Bodyguard

Edward A. Queffelec ... Bodyguard
Ron Van Hart ... Ivan's Bodyguard

Brian Kaulback ... Ivan's Bodyguard
Eugene Allin ... Val
Armin Konn ... Petrie
Svetlana Medianik ... Club Bohemia Singer
Andrei Smal ... Club Bohemia Band
Alexander Kanewsky ... Club Bohemia Band
Mikhael Ziskine ... Club Bohemia Band
Andrei Denga ... Club Bohemia Band
Arkadii Kaplan ... Club Bohemia Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Broitman ... Dmitri
Rob Diem
Roman Itkin ... Sasha
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio
Lawrence Seguin ... ...
Jay Zaidi ... Shot Victim
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Directed by
Ringo Lam 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Larry Ferguson (written by)

Produced by
Roger Birnbaum .... executive producer
Jason Clark .... co-producer
Limor Diamant .... associate producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Richard G. Murphy .... associate producer
Eugene Van Varenberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Pankow 
 
Casting by
Deborah Brown 
 
Production Design by
Steve Spence  (as Steven Spence)
 
Art Direction by
Peter Grundy 
 
Set Decoration by
Jaro Dick 
 
Costume Design by
Joseph A. Porro  (as Joseph Porro)
 
Makeup Department
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nicolette Beasley .... post-production supervisor
Dimitri Foresta .... assistant production manager
Bernard Mazauric .... production manager: Nice
Géraldine Polveroni .... assistant unit manager
Regina Robb .... unit manager: Nice
Steve Wakefield .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff J.J. Authors .... first assistant director
Stephen Bélanger .... third assistant director
Cynthia Clayton .... second assistant director
Luc Etienne .... first assistant director: second unit
T. Sean Ferguson .... second assistant director: second unit
Xavier Gens .... trainee assistant director
Gil Kenny .... second assistant director
Alex Kramarchuk .... first assistant director: second unit
Katrina Lee .... dga trainee
Patrick Murphy .... trainee assistant director
Boris Pessine .... assistant director
Charlie Picerni .... second unit director
Eric S. Potechin .... second second assistant director (as Eric Steven Potechin)
 
Art Department
Daniel R. Bradette .... property master
Christian Calviera .... art director: Nice
Tom Doherty .... set designer
Wayne Jacques .... set decorator: reshoot
Wayne Jacques .... set dresser
Marilyn Kiewiet .... second assistant art director
Matthew Lammerich .... key scenic artist
Damien Lanfranchi .... art director: Nice
P.K. MacCarthy .... storyboard artist
Paul Maiello .... carpenter
David Maltese .... props
Simon McGuire .... art director: Canada
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master
Manu Poupard .... swing gang
John 'Butch' Rose .... assistant set decorator
Hervé Schrub .... prop buyer
Robert S. Smith .... on-set carpenter
Leslie Tomkins .... art director: Nice
Paul Williams .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Stephen Barden .... dialogue editor
Joe Bracciale .... assistant sound editor
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound effects editor
Nelson Ferreira .... adr editor
Nelson Ferreira .... sound supervisor
Glen Gauthier .... sound mixer
Paul Germann .... sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Chris Kellet .... boom operator
Bruce Litecky .... sound mixer: US unit
Jill Purdy .... assistant sound editor
Scott Purdy .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Shepherd .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Brad Zoern .... foley recordist
Jean Pourchier .... boom operator (uncredited)
Don White .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Cadow .... wire effects technician
Cornellius Carroll .... wire effects technician (as Cornelius T. Carroll)
Simon Cockren .... special effects technician
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor: Nice
Mario Dumont .... special effects senior technician
Daniel Gibson .... special effects technician (as Dan Gibson)
Robert Harman .... wire effects supervisor
Graham Hills .... second unit special effects technician
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects supervisor
Gary Kleinsteuber .... special effects technician
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects foreman
Mark Lawton .... pyrotechnician
Tanya Lemke .... special effects assistant
Graham Longhurst .... special effects supervisor: Nice second Unit
Martin Malivoire .... special effects supervisor
Mark Rice .... pyrotechnician
Matthew Roberts .... special effects technician
Terry Sonderhoff .... special effects technician
Dean Stewart .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Conlon .... digital effects supervisor
Henry Kline II .... visual effects supervisor
Debbie Nathanson .... visual effects coordinator
Trent Shumway .... digital artist
Trent Shumway .... roto artist
 
Stunts
Lloyd Adams .... stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts (as Roy Anderson)
Eric Barone .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... co-stunt coordinator
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Phil Chiu .... stunts
Russ Cocchiaro .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt performer
John Copeman .... stunts
Len DeVirgilio .... stunts (as Lenny DeVirgilio)
Wayne Downer .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
C.J. Fidler .... stunts
Dominique Fouassier .... stunts
Frankie 'G' Garbutt .... stunts
Eric Gauchy .... stunts
Errol Gee .... stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunt wrangler: Canada
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Mic Jones .... stunt double
Dominique Julienne .... stunts
Rémy Julienne .... stunt coordinator
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts (as Maria Kelly)
Danny Lima .... stunt performer
Michael R. Long .... stunts
Pascal Lopez .... stunts (as Pasquel López)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt double
V. Marshman .... stunts
Darren Marsman .... stunts
Darren Marsman .... utility stunts
Pascal Mercuri .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... action sequence choreographer (as Charles Picerni)
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator (as Charles Picerni)
Marilyn Picerni .... stunts
Paula Picerni .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer
Robert Racki .... stunts
Herb Reischl Jr. .... stunt double
Bryan Renfro .... stunts
Christophe Roblin .... stunts
Eric Romagoni .... stunts
Moris Santia .... stunts (as Moris Maurizio Santia)
Steve Santosusso .... stunts
Suzanne Smith .... stunts
John Stead .... stunt performer
Mark Stefanich .... stunt double: Mr. Van Damme
Peter Szkoda .... stunts
Robert Thomas .... stunts
Nancy Young .... stunt double: Louise Naubert
Nancy Young .... stunt double: Natasha Henstridge (as Nancy L. Young)
Chuck Zito .... stunts
Mic Jones .... fire stunt rigger (uncredited)
Eliot Sash .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barry .... camera operator: New York
Klemens Becker .... camera operator: "a" camera
Eric Bornes .... assistant camera
Laurence Bortnick .... camera trainee
Jayson Clute .... second assistant camera
Daniel C. Cook .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: New York and Philadelphia
Mark Cyre .... first assistant camera
Cylvan Desrouleaux .... camera loader
Robert Fraisse .... director of photography: second unit
Candide Franklyn .... dolly grip
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer: USA
Tim Guinness .... gaffer
Jean Harnois .... camera operator: second unit
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip
Ardy Lam .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Leonard .... additional first assistant camera
A. Lee Morris .... second assistant camera: second unit, New York
Gary Muller .... first assistant camera: New York second unit
Christopher Murphy .... video assist operator: Philadelphia
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Keith Murphy .... camera operator: "a" camera
David Niven .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Priestley Jr. .... director of photography: second unit (as Tom Priestley)
Jacques Renoir .... camera operator: second unit
Jean-Pierre Supe .... first assistant camera
Frédéric Vial .... second assistant camera
Tim Weston .... grip
Tom Weston .... camera operator: New York (as Tom G. Weston)
Kris Wood .... video playback operator
Robbi Hinds .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jon Comerford .... casting: Toronto
Laurence Lustyk .... casting director: Paris
Caroline Mazauric .... casting director: Nice
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cori Burchell .... wardrobe supervisor
Madeleine Stewart .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Lara Johnston .... assistant film editor
Rob MacKinnon .... trainee assistant editor
Cathy Rait .... color timer
Annellie Rose Samuel .... additional film editor
 
Music Department
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor (as Jay Richardson)
Richard Bernard .... musician: balalaika (uncredited)
Jon Kull .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Stephanie Lowry .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Corazza .... driver: honeywagon
Ted Nobles .... personal driver: J.C.V.D.
 
Other crew
Glennis Bastien .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Blecher .... assistant location manager
Colin Cumberbatch .... production coordinator
Scott Currie .... location manager: Philadelphia
Sebastian Dove .... production assistant
Tim Downs .... assistant location manager
Dimitri Foresta .... assistant production manager
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Daniel Frisch .... production accountant (as Daniel S. Frisch)
Mathew Hart .... location manager
Bobbie Johnson .... production accountant
Xavier Legris .... location manager
Derrick Loris .... location assistant
Joel Maytie .... accountant
Mark McFadden .... location production assistant
Veronica Miller .... location production accountant
Charlie Picerni .... action sequence choreographer (as Charles Picerni)
George Ploszczansky .... unit security: Jean Claude Van Dame
Bruce Roberts .... production assistant
Howard Samuelsohn .... speech coach
Todd Senofonte .... photo double: Van Damme
Dwayne Alexander Smith .... location assistant: New York (as Dwayne A. Smith)
Beverly Sutton .... production coordinator
Samantha Timmerman .... script supervisor
Al Valentine .... location manager: New York
Charles Washington Jr. .... production assistant: Philadelphia
Anne Wootten .... choreographer
Braden Wright .... unit publicist (as Darryl Wright)
John D. Genovese .... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Steve Holt .... on-set medic (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for strong violence, and for some sexuality and language
Runtime:
101 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was Jean-Claude Van Damme's idea that Asian action director Ringo Lam direct this film, as his American directorial debut.See more »
Quotes:
Cab Driver:I could find a penguin in a sand storm.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Gargoyle (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Under The Oak TreeSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Decent US Debut for Ringo Lam., 24 February 2006
Author: argentobuff from United States

French Cop,Alain(Jean Claude Van-Damme)one day finds out he had a twin Brother,travels to America to find answers about who he was,and who murdered him.Running afoul of the Russian Mob,a Brian Bosworth Looking Hit-man,and crooked FBI agents along the way in New York.He also finds himself Protecting/falling in love with the dead bro's squeeze played by Natasha Henstridge.All leading up to a big shoot out in an abandoned Wherehouse...Sorta.This is not your usual Van Damme movie.

Matured Van Damme?Yep.

For starters Maximum risk is helmed by Asian-action-man,Ringo Lam.He gives the movie a lot of atmosphere and style.The fight scenes are realistic,gritty,and for the most part brutal.Notice Van Damme goes for the Jugular here.Breaking bones as well as high flying kicks. The gunfights are staged well.Some good chases.And a nice scene involving a chainsaw.

The scenery is worth it too.We start out in warm,beautiful,summertime France to Dead of winter, smelly, New York city.I think its a nice contrast arc on the story.

Lam gets one of the very best acting gigs outta Van Damme Yet.He is at his darkest and most volatile here.Natasha Henstridge is kinda wasted to anything but eye candy.Zach Grenier and Paul Ben Victor are just okay as the bad guys calling the shots.Trouble is they are not really a physical threat for Van Damme.Stefanos Miltsakais as Redface fits this bill very well.His 3 confrontations with Alain are worthwhile.although its get to be a little tedious bordering on parody.

This would probably be the best Van Damme movie if it were not for the slow pace and excessive dialog,which does serve a purpose.Its just we get some flashy action.Then 15 minutes go by leaving us wanting more.Then it starts up again.Brake.Gas.Brake.Gas.

The gunfights are good,but It seems Ringo was holding back a little from his usual trademark stuff to pacify the suits behind the scenes.

If your looking for the usual from JC,then go watch the Quest.This is a much more complex,adult-themed movie.

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