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 »
Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.
Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead ... See full summary »
Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by the terrorists.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
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.
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 »
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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