Sabotage (1996)

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Former special services agent plays an intricate game of chess involving several federal agencies. Queen takes pawn.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Special-Agent Louise Castle
Jason Sherwood
Nicholas Tollander
Prof. Follenfant
James Purcell ...
Mr. Putley
Sarah Rosen Fruitman ...
Melissa Castle
Richard Coulter ...
Jeffrey Trent
Heidi von Palleske ...
Susan Trent
John Paul Young ...
Mr. Hickey
Roman Podhora ...
Jack Marker
Nilo Picchi ...
Mandy Schaffer ...
James Loxley ...
Detective-Sergeant Harris
Terri Hawkes ...


An ex-Navy commando (Mark Dacscos) is framed for a bungled mission to save hostages from terrorists in which he survived being shot 7 times by an assassin (Tony Todd). Years later, he is hired to protect a weapons distributor and his wife, only to have the same assassin kill them. This sets him on a mission with the assigned FBI agent (Carrie Anne Moss) to bring the killers and conspirators to justice. Graham Greene appears as Dacasco's former commander. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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The Dark Heart Of The Black Ops Beats To A Secret Agenda.


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

31 January 1997 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Sabotagem  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Carrie-Anne Moss and John Neville also starred in the pilot episode of F/X: The Series (1996). See more »


Che Faro
from the opera "Orfeo e Euridice"
Composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck (as Gluck)
Performance and Arrangement by Carl Strygg
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The Movie With the Best Tagline Ever!
12 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"The Dark Heart Of The Black Ops Beats To A Secret Agenda..." "Sabotage" is a fantastic action movie. The plot: Michael Bishop (Dacascos) is an ex-army commando, who after almost getting killed, is asked to become a bodyguard for an arms dealer. After a routine pick-up at the airport, the dealer is killed by Sherwood(Todd), an assassin for the government. Bishop is blamed and he's on the run.

The plot description doesn't do it justice. This movie is an action-packed thrill ride. This is one the first movies to use the "bullet time" effects. This was made three years before the "The Matrix". The whole cast does a great job. The standout is Tony Todd as Sherwood. He's so evil, you just want to kill him every time he's on screen. This is one of Dacascos' best movies. ("Drive" is another Direct-To-Video Classic).

There is a lot of energy and thought put into the action sequences. The ice rink fight and the climax are just so cool.

"Sabotage" is highly recommended! For more insanity, please visit:

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