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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 overview, first billed only:
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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 Ggobose ...
Zukili (as Zukile Qobose)
Philip Notununu ...
Mercenary #1
Gabriel Mndaweni ...
Mercenary #2
Frank Pereira ...
Mercenary #3
Dave Ridley ...
Mercenary #4
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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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6 February 1999 (South Korea)  »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Old Mo: For most countries, truce means peace, but for Angola, truce means terror!
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Muxima
Written by Waldemar Bastos
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Cheap shot !
3 January 2002 | by (Johannesburg, South Africa) – See all my reviews



Very disappointing movie to say the least. A "cheap shot" if you will.

However, the only good thing about this movie is the collaborative interaction between Hollywood (American)and African (predominantly South African) actors/crew: which is POSSIBLE. As a South African it was also quite funny to see Dolph Lundgren drinking "beer" from a bottle labelled with a well-known South African beer brand. This taking into account the supposed script location to be "Angola".

Judging Claire Stansfield for the first time(not having seen any of her earlier movie efforts)it seems she'd be better off displaying her physical features in a movie genre that requires it. Acting prowess, as far as she is concerned, is non-existent. I'll rate this movie 3/10 for effort and just going through the motions of movie making.


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