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Sweepers (1998)

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A humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola uncovers a covert operation that is planting new and deadly mines.

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Cast

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Christian Erickson
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Dr. Cecil Hopper
Claire Stansfield ...
Michelle Flynn
Ian Roberts ...
Yager
Fats Bookholane ...
Old Mo
Sifiso Maphanga ...
Arthur
Ross Preller ...
Jack Trask
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Mitch
Cecil Carter ...
Ray Gunn
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Sweeper #4
Zukile Gqobose ...
Zukili (as Zukile Qobose)
Philip Notununu ...
Mercenary #1
Gabriel Mndaweni ...
Mercenary #2
Frank Pereira ...
Mercenary #3
Dave Ridley ...
Mercenary #4
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Storyline

Torn from today's headlines "Sweepers" is a non-stop, action-packed thriller set in war ravaged Angola. Christian Erickson is a leader in the Humanitarian Order of Chivalry on assignment in Angola with his team of 'sweepers' who are attempting to clear land mines from around rural villages where villagers and children are being maimed and killed daily. During one sweeping operation, Christian's 11 year-old son Johnny follows his father to a mine field and during a rebel attack is killed when he steps on a land mine. Back in America, a terrorist attack at the home of a US senator utilizes a new super advanced A-6 land-mine smuggled in from Angola. Bomb squad expert Michelle Flynn, who watched her fiance die in the attack, is sent on a covert operation to Angola to recover an A-6 mine, so that the political intrigue behind its manufacture can be revealed. Michelle joins forces with two army mine sweepers, Jack Trask and Ray Gunn but their mission turns deadly when Jack and Ray are ... Written by anonymous

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One step between life and death. See more »


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Rated R for nonstop brutal violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 February 1999 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

The Halo Trust  »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Keoni Waxman entirely rewrote Kevin Bernhardt's original script. See more »

Goofs

As Christian Erickson slides after his motor cycle lands on the train, he can be seen rolling on a wheeled platform. See more »

Quotes

Michelle Flynn: I don't get you... have you always been this much of an asshole or did you just take lessons?
Christian Erickson: Took leasons.
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Balumukeno
Written by Bonga
Performed by Bonga
Courtesy of Lusafrica Records
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painfully awful
10 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be the worst steaming pile of dog flop I've ever wasted my time watching. Fortunately I regained my sanity about half-way through and changed the channel. Dolph must have paid the MyTV Network to show this. Continuity was completely non-existent. Notice that the kid was completely vaporized by the landmine, yet seconds later Dolph scoops up Johnny, who has only a bloody lip. Would have been nice to see Dolph get blown up at that point too and end the movie immediately. I didn't catch who the lead actress was, but it seemed that her botox injection got a little out of hand. She looked like a bloated carp.

If you can get your hands on the DVD, please, please throw it on the floor and stomp on it so that the rest of humanity doesn't have to suffer.


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