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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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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

Dolph Lundgren was personally disappointed with the film and attributed its poor quality to director Keoni Waxman's inexperience with the action genre. See more »

Goofs

When Christian enters the mine he leaves his pack on a rock then investigates further and discovers that he has to swim in under ground tunnel. When he dives down he's not wearing the pack and when he comes up on the other side hes wearing it. 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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Edited into Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Querida Angola
Written by Waldemar Bastos
Performed Waldemar Bastos
Courtesy of Luakabop Records
by Special Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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horrible generic movie, but kinda watchable
2 March 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

my dad came home one day with a DVD double feature, he'd paid a £1 for it and it feature two Dolph films, Bridge of Dragons and Sweepers. Needless to say i was happy, i love b-style action movies and my dad had just picked up two potential winners.

Bridge of Dragons for the record was pretty good, not a classic but a fun action movie.

Sweepers however was a huge letdown, it starts brightly enough the whole opening scenes on the minefield are pretty cool and after the 'Roadhouse' style bar-fight scenes i thought i was in for a good time...then it all goes wrong. It's hard to pin-point what's wrong with this film, it's a basic story easy enough to follow and there's come decent action, it's just so stale and normal it makes me sick.

i find it hard to understand why people make films like this, what were they trying to achieve? generic pap overall, but still it was watchable...if your a Dolph fan, check it, if not avoid.

3/10


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