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The Protector (1997)

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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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
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Billy
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Myles Vale
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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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Verdens farligste terrorist. Verdens hårdeste lejesoldat. Et opgør der kan afgøre verdens fremtid. (The world's most dangerous terrorist. The world's toughest mercenary. A clash that could decide the future of the world.) (Denmark) See more »

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Matt McColm's character, Ken Conway, was an ex-commando in an early draft of the screenplay. The script contains a flashback torture scene where Conway was interrogated for information by Asian military. He was electro-shocked, whipped, and brutally beaten. See more »

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[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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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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