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Double Team (1997)

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Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to "The Colony", a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Quinn
Valeria Cavalli ...
Dr. Maria Trifioli
Jay Benedict ...
Joëlle Devaux-Vullion ...
Stavros' Girlfriend
Bruno Bilotta ...
Grant Russell ...
William Dunn ...
Asher Tzarfati ...
Rob Diem ...
Dieter Staal
Ken Samuels ...


Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to "The Colony", a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from there, and seeks the aid of Yaz, a weapons dealer, for his final battle with Stavros. Written by Orlandus Brown Jr.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Double Team  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 1,944,045 (Germany) (5 December 1997)


DEM 5,724,879 (Germany) (2 January 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mickey Rourke underwent a serious martial arts regimen, not only to obtain the physical appearance in the film, but also in preparation for the fight scenes with Jean-Claude Van Damme. See more »


When Jack is attacked underwater during his escape from the Colony his assailant tries to kill him by putting a bag over his head. As he is already underwater, it makes no sense for the attacker to try to kill him by suffocation. See more »


Yaz: Oops. Air ball.
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Written by Crystal Waters, Richard Payton and Doug Smith
Performed by Crystal Waters featuring Dennis Rodman
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A fantastic film for the high intensity, action enthusiast!

His on-the-court abilities envied (no, I didn't say his "personality") by most aspiring NBA forwards, Dennis Rodman teams up with the envy of most men, and the heart throb of most women, Jean-Claude Van Damme, in a high intensity, destroy everything in the way, movie! Backed by a stellar performance by Mickey Rourke, the trio do well at keeping you on the edge.

Did you ever think that Dennis Rodman might one day make good as an actor? Neither did I, but when the perfect part is filled by the perfect character, anything is possible. Dennis portrays a quirky, black market arms dealer. He also happens to know counter-terrorist, Jean-Claude Van Damme, pretty well.

Opening scenes display a normal evening of crowds, laughter, and screams of enjoyment and thrills. These typical carnival sounds are soon stifled by screams of terror as automatic weapons are opened up on the crowd. Van Damme is on the scene, however. He chases down the villain, Rourke in a multi level building (looked like a hospital). Windows exploded as bullets wized through them from all directions. grenades tossed by Rourke destroyed all in their path. Just as Van Damme gets Rourke cornered, the villain slips into a nursery full of baby beds.

Rourke uses Van Damme's weakness for valuing human life against him here. Using two well placed incendiary grenades Rourke kills agent Van Damme in the dual. Leaving behind a pregnant wife, Van Damme is dead to the outside world. The agency for which he works, has him recovering on a remote and top secret island.

Here he is to track the world's most nefarious terrorists (by way of a massive satellite computer) and offer advice to agencies on how to capture or destroy them. Van Damme is also informed that he may never leave the island and must report to a fingerprint screen at certain times of the day in his room in order that his constant presence may be accounted for. A violation of the rules set forth on the island would be cause for his actual termination from existence.

Passion for regaining control of his life, and a deep, bitter sense of revenge against Rourke are all that he can focus on as he continues to recover from wounds and works to strengthen his body again.

O-kay, where does Dennis Rodman come into the picture, you may be asking. No man can always stand alone. Watch and discover how Van Damme plans his escape back to real life, and what part Dennis will play in taking down his arch nemesis, Rourke.

I love Van Damme movies. I pretty much enjoy most martial artist flicks, though. Stellar performances by Van Damme and Rourke as usual, backed by a surprisingly great performance by an unlikely star, as well as lots of fast-paced action, kept me in tune with the movie right from the start,and all the way to the closing credits! A fantastic film for the high intensity, action enthusiast!

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