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Double Team (1997)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valéria Cavalli ...
Dr. Maria Trifioli
Joëlle Devaux-Vullion ...
Stavros' Girlfriend
Grant Russell ...
William Dunn ...
Rob Diem ...
Dieter Staal


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 »

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:

The Colony  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,034,914, 6 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,438,337, 6 July 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was filmed on location in Antwerpen, Nice, Arles, and Rome. The climatic fight between Quinn and Stavros was filmed in and around the Arles Amphitheater in southern France. See more »


Jack asks "Who his Dead-Eye?", slides a case with a precision rifle to the woman, and asks if she can shoot a target at 200 yards with it. She starts assembling the rifle and says "with this I can shoot the dick off a hummingbird". Like most birds, hummingbirds don't have a penis, they have a cloaca. See more »


Stavros: You know, Jack... I can call you Jack, can't I? I bet there's not a single night where you can close your eyes tight enough without seeing my little boy's face. I'm gonna give you a chance to know your son. If you live today, you'll get to know your son. And if you don't, I'll raise him as my own. You know, men are strong, Jack, but the tiger is stronger. Oh, one more thing, Jack. There's nothing wrong with stepping on a mine. It's stepping off that counts.
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5 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

If they made a sequel to Double Team, would that be four teams or three? Is math supposed to be used that way? If they made a prequel would that be one team, or no team at all? Why does Double Team make me sad? Am I sad because of Jean Claude Van Damme? Am I sad because of Dennis Rodman or Mickey Rourke? Am I sad because of the other actors who must appear in this movie? I don't know. This is one of those kinds of movies that makes you think, makes you think why, like why make this piece of sh*t movie or it makes you think how, like how can such a piece of sh*t movie get made so easily while other movies that aren't related to human excrement have such a hard time being made. Yes, questions drive us forward towards truth.

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