MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,470 this week

Knock Off (1998)

4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 10,272 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 137 user | 58 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

Action star Jean Claude Van Damme plays a fashion designer who must join forces with a C.I.A. agent to combat terrorism.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


Related News

Tsui Hark to receive Rome award
| ScreenDaily

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 14 Oct 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 21 Oct 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 19 Jun 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Knock Off" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Knock Off (1998)

Knock Off (1998) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Knock Off.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Double Impact (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw
Until Death (2007)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Stowe is a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.

Director: Simon Fellows
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Rea, Selina Giles
Lionheart (1990)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard
Second in Command (Video 2006)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Jean Claude plays an official who's just been appointed as Second In Command to the U.S.Ambassador at an American Embassy in a small, turbulent Eastern European nation. When local ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Fellows
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Julie Cox, Alan McKenna
The Hard Corps (Video 2006)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.

Director: Sheldon Lettich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Razaaq Adoti, Vivica A. Fox
Timecop (1994)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

Director: Mic Rodgers
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz
Cyborg (1989)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, J.W. Fails
Kickboxer (1989)
Action | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan
The Shepherd (Video 2008)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Lord, Natalie J. Robb
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Tommy Hendricks
...
Karen Lee
...
Harry Johanson
Carman Lee ...
Detective Ling Ho
Wyman Wong ...
Eddie Wang
...
...
Han (as Michael Fitzegerald Wong)
Moses Chan ...
Officer Fong
...
V-Six Secretary
...
Karl (as Raymond Leslie Nicholas)
...
Skaar (as Jeff Joseph Wolfe)
Michael Miller ...
Tickler
Steve Brettingham ...
Hawkeye
...
Bear
Edit

Storyline

A Hong Kong fashion designer (Jean Claude Van Damme, if you can believe that billing) who had previously been involved in knock offs of major label merchandise, such as "Pumma" running shoes, attempts to go straight with the help of his new partner (Rob Schneider), who is secretly an undercover CIA agent involved in an investigation of the black market. Their main product, jeans, is involved in the knock offs, which brings a representative (Lela Rochon) of the American company to investigate. Paul Sorvino also appears as the head of the CIA operation in Hong Kong. However, just as Schneider is not as he initially seems, everyone in the film switches roles by film's end. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

hong kong | cia | cia agent | market | van | See All (64) »

Taglines:

There is no substitute.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for continuous violence and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kontraband  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,516,231 (USA) (4 September 1998)

Gross:

$10,076,136 (USA) (30 October 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Lela Rochon both made their first big screen appearances in Breakin' (1984), though both were in uncredited roles. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, the dead guy that flew out of the boat,uses his own hand to push himself over as he is being kicked to turn over. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Hendricks: What? There are knock-off artists? In Hong Kong? I'm shocked!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Dans la peau de Jean-Claude Van Damme (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Mood
Words and Music by Caroly Larson and Gabe Lee
Copyright SOCAN 1997
Produced by Stephen Traub
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Van Damme film!
30 January 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

Knock off is Van Damme`s second movie to be directed by Hong-Kong director Tsui Hark. The story and acting of this movie is not important at all, because it focuses mainly on its many actionsequences. Van Damme is good as always, and the movie contains many well-directed actionscenes. Don`t watch it if you prefer quality acting, realistic characters and stunning special-effects, because this movie is a low-budget action-flick made for the fans of Van Damme. 8/10


29 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Russian Mafia- Why copy the Italians ? malmatoe
A prime example of the 'good' moviemaking. unmadebed
I Loved This Movie jmac332083
PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW! mllmakerCl-64
Knock Off amyryguy
hot girl five_warriors
Discuss Knock Off (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?