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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,034,914 (USA) (4 April 1997)

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$11,313,010 (USA) (4 July 1997)
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There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized. See more »

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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 »

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Jack Quinn: Offense gets the glory.
Yaz: But defense wins the game.
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Margherita
Written by R. Gamberini and L. Pavignani
Performed by Leareo Gianferrari
Courtesy of Butterfly Music SRL, Milano (Italy)
By Arrangement with Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
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Good action, but with some big plot-holes.
19 March 1999 | by (Arendal, Norway) – See all my reviews

Double Team is the third movie that Van Damme has done for a former HONG-KONG action-movie director. He has done "Hard Target" for John Woo and "Maximum Risk" for Ringo Lam. Double Team is directed by rather splendid Tsui Hark. Hark is excellent at directing action-scenes and Double Team is a good way for him to start in Hollywood. Van Damme plays agent Jack Quinn, and is sent out to kill super-terrorist Stavros, who is played by Mickey Rourke. Quinn fails and is therefore sent sent to a place called "The Colony". "The Colony" is a place where the world's most dangerous terrorists/agents are sent. These agents/terrorists are too dangerous to go free on the street and too valuable to kill. Quinn escapes from the colony and goes after Stavroes for revenge. Quinn is helped by Yaz, who is played by the basket-star Dennis Rodmann. Double Team is full of well made action and martial-art scenes. However, it`s far from perfect. The whole plot is very silly, there are huge logical gaps and holes in the story and Mickey Rourke is far from convincing as a villain. Double Team isn`t a film for everybody. But it`s definetly worth to rent it for an action-fan. I give this movie 7 out of 10.


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