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Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »

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Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he seeks escape by joining the foreign legion. As part of the legion he tangles with abusive lieutenant Steinkampf and bonds with legionnaires Luther, Mackintosh and Rosetti. The mobster discover his whereabouts and enrolls two hitmen to finish him off. With their fort under siege and enemies within, Lefevre finds that second chances are difficult to come by in the Legion. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Rated R for battle violence | See all certifications »
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3 December 1998 (Australia)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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When they are attacked at the waterhole, Guido is suppose to fire at an incoming horseman. But when he takes aim, the rifle bolt is in the open position which makes it impossible to fire. Yet he manages to fire anyway, and in the next shot the bolt is in the locked position See more »

Quotes

[Galgani offers Alain a bribe to lose his next boxing match.]
Alain Lefevre: I don't crash the canvas for anyone.
Lucien Galgani: You fight for me, or you never fight again.
[The legionnaires set out on their long march across the desert.]
Guido Rosetti: Hey Alain, how far you think this fort is, eh?
Alain Lefevre: I don't know, Guido.
Guido Rosetti: What do you think, Mac?
Mackintosh: [irritated] About a mile closer than the last time you asked.
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Version of March or Die (1977) See more »

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Mon légionnaire
Lyrics by Raymond Asso
Music by Marguerite Monnot
Performed by Ute Lemper with Massive Attack
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A surprisingly good, and different Van Damm film.
14 April 1999 | by (Seattle washington) – See all my reviews

Most Jean Claude Van Damm films consist of a martial arts contest of which he must over come great odds to win (Lion Heart, Kickboxer, etc). This film only has one hand to hand fight scene at the beginning, and the rest is a film about the French Foriegn Legion. A must see for any fans of military history as it is actually quite accurate to the times.


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