MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,360 this week

Sweepers (1998)

3.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.5/10 from 1,235 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 8 critic

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

Director:

(as Darby Black)

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3260 titles
created 07 Mar 2012
 
a list of 8104 titles
created 19 Jun 2014
 
a list of 93 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sweepers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sweepers (1998)

Sweepers (1998) on IMDb 3.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sweepers.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his... See full summary »

Directors: Giorgio Serafini, Shawn Sourgose
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Billy Zane, Gianni Capaldi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Some friends meet each other at a bar in Vegas. After many drinks someone gets shot by his "friend". They decide to hide the body in the trunk of their car and drive to L.A. where they can ... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: John Stockwell, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Drillinger
The Punisher (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé
Almost Blue (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The young jazz saxophonist Morris Poole is at the height of his career. When his wife dies he is almost overcome by grief and blames himself. When after a while he finds a new love, he ends... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Michael Madsen, Lynette Walden, Garrett Morris
Countdown (1996)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of ... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Yûki Amami, Lori Petty, Jason London
Shooting Gallery (Video 2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Ving Rhames, Roselyn Sanchez, Daniel Newman
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

Director: Frédéric Forestier
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Michael Sarrazin, Montel Williams
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Director: Christopher Hatton
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti, Matt Doran
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.

Director: William Kaufman
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Dolph Lundgren, Claudia Bassols
Action | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The tough and cold mercenary Warchild, is working for the man who took care of his war training and upbringing, the greedy General Ruechang. Ruechang is planning to take over the country by... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Valerie Chow
The Suspect (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Fenton, California is shocked when local lawyer Paul James, a model citizen and house-father considering to stand in municipal elections, is shot in his instantly torched car in front of ... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Jamie Luner, Adrian Hough, Christian Bocher
Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One step between life and death. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

6 February 1999 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

The Halo Trust  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

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

Quotes

Old Mo: For most countries, truce means peace, but for Angola, truce means terror!
See more »

Connections

Edited into Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Muxima
Written by Waldemar Bastos
Performed Waldemar Bastos
Courtesy of Luakabop Records
by Special Arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Standard Lundgren.
4 June 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren in a Ken Loach drama about a group of male council flat floor sweepers facing prejudice and taunts off the sexist,narrow minded women employees on the estate.Something sound wrong here? It should do. No,old Dolph once again reprises his everyday,tearandwear action man role,this time as a former landmines specialist turned down-and-out fist fighter,whose services are called on to sort out a major new killer mine,being deactivated ,in his place of spiritual demotivation,along the way bumping into his old doctor buddy,Passenger 57 baddie Bruce Payne. There's some added British metaphors (mention of Princess Diana,local lads playing football)and midway through,Dolph makes a bizarre change from an Indiana Jones alike adventurer into an Arnie-Commando esque train dweller.At one stage,he even has to swim under a small wad of water,just like a Dolph-in. Tee hee hee.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I love this movie! Mr5STARRVD
Re-edited Action scene oliverjolliffe-273-541911
Discuss Sweepers (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?