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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 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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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

In the scene where Christian enters the train door and Dr. Cecil points one kind of gun at him, then a second later it is a different kind and a second later back to the first one. 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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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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Worse than terrible
2 July 2000 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This is not a typical Dolph movie nor is it a typical obscure film. I mean it's obscure, but not in a cool new find way. Perhaps it's due to bad writing and directing but it just seems so different in terms of dialogue and plot development. For most of the movie Dolph sits around and drinks but after about an hour he finally gets down to some action.

He also sounds different. His voice is gravelly. Like he's smoked 100 cigars a day for a decade. But I guess this is him just getting into character, too bad it's not interesting but it's nice to see the effort. There should plenty for Dolph to get his teeth into here and lots of opportunity for a hot-potato of a movie. Land mines are a delicate issue but at some point in the movie it all collapses into standard action-man territory.

The beginning is badly directed, some shootouts seems really false and the trailer is, by far, the WORST I have ever seen. The DVD has plain old stereo sound with a pan and scanned fullscreen picture. Avoid it.


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