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Double Team (1997)

An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.

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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 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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America's top counter-terrorist usually works alone...this time he's got company. See more »


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

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,034,914 (USA) (6 April 1997)

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$11,438,337 (USA) (6 July 1997)
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Contrary to this page, Van Damme had 3 other films get a theatrical release in Australia AFTER this film. They were - Legionaire, Knock Off and Universal Soldier: The Return. See more »

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Not the finest moment for action cinema...
16 December 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I grew up with the movies of Jean Claude Van Damme, and I must say that not every movie he has been involved in has been all that great. And "Double Team" certainly was a swing and a miss.

So what doesn't work here? Well the storyline for starters. It wasn't really all that interesting. Sure it was semi-entertaining for what it was; a mediocre action movie. And the misplaced attempts at humor didn't really work in favor of the movie.

Jean Claude Van Damme delivers his usual action and martial arts, but the script didn't give him much to Work with. But the abysmal choice of Dennis Rodman to star alongside Van Damme was just wrong on so many levels. Dennis Rodman is devoid of anything that even remotely resembles acting talent. And the constant change of his hair color was just downright annoying.

The action sequences are well-choreographed and equally so executed on the screen, but it is hardly enough to salvage this train-wreck of a movie.

There are other far better Van Damme movies out there.


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