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The Protector (1998)

R | | Action | 5 May 1998 (USA)
Soldier of fortune Ken Conway gets a job offer from his former fiancee to look into the whereabouts of a missing scientist. The scientist was working for pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Krago... See full summary »

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Cast

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Annabel Schofield ...
Marisa
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Dr. Ramsey Krago
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Agent Monica McBride
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Sloane Matthews
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Hutch
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Rasheed
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Dr. Anthony Mane
Rodger LaRue ...
Agent Leo Dumass
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Dr. Stanley Erhardt
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Billy
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Myles Vale
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Ambulance Driver (as Andrew R. Gill)
Henry Kingi ...
Van Driver
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Soldier of fortune Ken Conway gets a job offer from his former fiancee to look into the whereabouts of a missing scientist. The scientist was working for pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Krago, so Conway goes undercover to infiltrate the doctor's operation. He soon discovers what Krago's scheme is: he creates super-diseases and their cures at the same time, and gets rich by releasing the disease and selling the cure. Ken tries to take this information to the authorities, but finds out too late that he has been infected with the doctor's latest creation, and he has only 48 hours left to live if he can't get his hands on the antidote. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Action

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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5 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Body Armor  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

One of five action films from the 90's where Matt McColm starred as a lead. The other four are: "Red Scorpion 2" (1994), "Subterfuge" (1996), "Acts of Betrayal" (1997), and a 1997 lost film "Fight and Revenge". See more »

Quotes

[Conway bungyjumps down the side of a skyscraper to an assassin on a balcony who is about to kill Rasheed]
Ken Conway: Now isn't this called trespassing?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits Ken and Marisa talk about whether or not they were just killed in the last explosion. See more »

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JAZZ FOR GOODBYE
Written by Michael J. Clouse & Christopher D. Taylor
Produced by Michael J. Clouse
Published by No Mickey No Music (BMI) and MJC-3 Music (ASCAP)
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When you like your viruses with a touch of class.
30 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ex-military, black belt professional bodyguard/soldier of fortune Ken Conway (Matt McColm) is recruited by his ex-fiancée Marisa (Annabel Schofield), who left him at the altar, to find her missing coworker. The search leads him to world renowned virologist Dr. Ramsey Krago (Ron Perlman), who is secretly creating deadly viruses, releasing them, then "developing" an antidote (which he had created in tandem with the virus) and selling it to the highest paying pharmaceutical company. The Doctor, via poison ring, infects Conway with his latest invention leaving him forty eight hours to get the antidote or die.

TV movie quality. The opening music is incredibly tacky. Not the most brilliant dialogue. The lead (McColm) has a tendency to go over-the-top-cocky. A rainy day watch.

Perlman is the elegant epitome of class and style as the suave, debonair and totally villainous Krago. An enjoyable performance as he is so damn smooth and so damn ruthless; a silken snake.

Worth a rent/buy used.


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