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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Alain Lefevre

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Luther

Steven Berkoff ... Sgt. Steinkampf

Nicholas Farrell ... Mackintosh

Jim Carter ... Lucien Galgani

Ana Sofrenovic ... Katrina

Daniel Caltagirone ... Guido Rosetti

Joseph Long ... Maxim
Mario Kalli ... René Galgano
Joe Montana ... Julot
Kim Rømer ... Capt. Rousselot
Anders Peter Bro ... Lt. Charlier

Paul Kynman ... Rolf Bruner
Vincent Pickering ... Viktor
Takis Triggelis ... Cpl. Metz

Tom Delmar ... Cpl. Legros

David Hayman ... Recruiting Sergeant
Rob Kaman ... Glock

Derek Lea ... Gendarme #1
Andy Smart ... Gendarme #2
Pilly de Vicente ... Chanteuse
Kelli Shaughnessy ... Ivonne
Amrani Hanfine ... Paulette
Kamel Krifa ... Abd-El Krim
Charles Wood ... Watchtower Lookout
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Crystal Allen ... (unconfirmed)
Emma Boardman ... Can Can Girl
Dida Diafat
Philip Murphy ... Army driver
Nosher Powell ... Soldier
Chloe Treend ... Can Can Girl
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Directed by
Peter MacDonald 
Writing credits
Sheldon Lettich (story) &
Jean-Claude Van Damme (story)

Sheldon Lettich (screenplay) and
Rebecca Morrison (screenplay)

Produced by
Wendi Friedman .... associate producer
Samuel Hadida .... co-executive producer
Christian Halsey Solomon .... executive producer
Werner Koenig .... co-executive producer
Kamel Krifa .... co-producer
Sheldon Lettich .... executive producer
Peter MacDonald .... producer
Roberto Malerba .... co-producer
Richard G. Murphy .... co-producer
Edward R. Pressman .... producer
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... producer
Gregory G. Woertz .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Altman 
Cinematography by
Douglas Milsome 
Film Editing by
Mike Murphy 
Christopher Tellefsen 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Production Design by
Charles Wood 
Art Direction by
Franco Fumagalli 
Nathan Schroeder 
Marco Trentini 
Set Decoration by
Alessandra Querzola 
Makeup Department
Desideria Corridoni .... hair stylist
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... key hair stylist
Hayat Ouled Dahhou .... hair stylist
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist
Zoltan Elek .... key makeup artist (as Zoltan Elek Gabori)
Alberto Moccia .... hair stylist
Production Management
Hamid Araissi .... unit production manager
Fabiomassimo Dell'Orco .... production manager
Roberto Malerba .... unit production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Brewster .... second unit director
Jamie Christopher .... second assistant director
Simon Emanuel .... second second assistant director: second unit
Rachid Gaidi .... assistant director
Ahmed Hatimi .... first assistant director: Morocco
Richard Kellond .... third assistant director
Cliff Lanning .... first assistant director: second unit
Michael Murray .... first assistant director
Matthew Sharp .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Majid Aoulad Abdellah .... assistant set decorator (as Abdelmajid Aoulad Abdellah)
Alex Boswell .... on-set dresser
Stephen Bream .... draughtsman (as Steven Bream)
Abdenabi Izlaguen .... assistant art director
Luciano Magagnini .... swing gang
Roberto Magagnini .... swing gang
Sarkis Marandjian .... model maker
Mauro Masotti .... tapestry
Gary McIlraith .... swing gang
Jouali Med Abdelhamid .... interpreter: props department
Antonio Murer .... propmaker
Philip Murphy .... props
Andy Nicholson .... set designer
Rachid Quiat .... assistant art director
Rando Schmook .... set designer
Michael White .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Don Banks .... boom operator
Rubén Domingo .... sound editor
Henry Godding Jr. .... voice recordist: French version
Mike Le Mare .... supervising sound editor
Steve Livingston .... sound editor
David Marcus .... assistant sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe .... sound editor
Lionel Selwyn .... foley artist
Ivan Sharrock .... production sound mixer
Ivan Sharrock .... sound mixer
Karola Storr .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Daniel Acon .... special effects technician
Trevor Butterfield .... senior special effects technician
Maurizio Corridori .... special effects foreman
Neil Davies .... special effects technician
David Harris .... special effects supervisor
Judith Harris .... special effects technician
Matthew Horton .... special effects technician
Darren May .... senior special effects technician
Duilio Olmi .... special effects technician
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects technician
Faycal Attougui .... stunts
Robert Bastens .... stunts
George Bejue .... stunt double: Jean Claude Van Damme (as Georges Bejou)
Ignacio Carreño .... stunts
Ricardo Cruz .... stunts
Dean Forster .... stunts
Pedro García García .... stunts (as Pedro Garcia Garcia)
Luis M. Gutiérrez Santos .... stunts (as Luis Manuel Gutierrez Santos)
Paul Heasman .... stunts
Mark Henson .... stunts
Paul Herbert .... stunts
Gérard Lesage .... stunts
Mark Lisbon .... stunts
Philippe Losson .... stunts
Peter Miles .... stunts
Peter Pedrero .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunts
Gary Powell .... assistant stunt coordinator
Greg Powell .... stunt coordinator
Nosher Powell .... stunts (as Frederick Powell)
Cedric Proust .... stunts
Joel Proust .... stunt coordinator: Maroccan Unit
Angelo Ragusa .... stunts
Jesús Riarán .... stunts (as Jesus Riaran Torres)
Gary Robert .... stunts
Todd Senofonte .... stunt double: Jean Claude Van Damme
Tom Struthers .... stunts
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
David Ware .... stunts
Peter White .... stunts
Lahlali Zakaria .... stunts
Tom Delmar .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Heasman .... stunt double: Jean Claude Van Damme (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Bramucci .... gaffer
Fausto Cancellieri .... machinist
Alessandro Cardelli .... electrician
Ali Cherkaoui .... video playback operator
Roberto De Angelis .... focus puller
Claudio Del Gobbo .... grip
Massimiliano Dessena .... grip
Jack English .... still photographer
Sergio Faina .... grip
Stefano Falivene .... first assistant camera
Claudio Frollano .... electrician
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician
Tommaso Mele .... key grip
Bill O'Leary .... rigging gaffer
Mauro Pezzotti .... grip: second unit
Carlo Postiglione .... dolly grip
Mohammed Hamza Regragui .... grip assistant: Morocco
Sky Sharrock .... clapper loader: second unit
Marco Sticchi .... electrician
Emiliano Topai .... assistant camera
Francesco Zaccaria .... electrician
Casting Department
Driss Biratate .... casting assistant
Mulay Mustapha .... extras casting
Mary Jo Slater .... casting advisor: USA
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stefano De Nardis .... assistant costume designer
Ali Lammari .... set costumer
Mustapha Mimis .... set costumer
Abdelfattah Qzaibar .... costume aging and dying
Maurizio Torti .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Paul Elman .... assistant editor
Hilarie Roope .... post-production coordinator
Misako Shimizu .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Altman .... music arranger: Offenbach extract
James Collins .... music scoring mixer
Randy Gerston .... music supervisor
Erik Jordan .... assistant scoring engineer
Gerard McCann .... music editor
Amy Rosen .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Abdelhay Elanbassi .... transportation
Hicham Regragui .... transportation coordinator
Mohammed Chaoui .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Noureddine Aberdine .... production assistant
Cecilia Alvarenga .... production coordinator (as Cecelia Alvarenga)
Jon Baker .... armorer
Vito Colazzo .... location manager
Denise Cresswell .... dancer: can can
André Duhamel .... military advisor (as Andre Duhamel)
Maria Fiorito .... production accountant
Marco Giacalone .... location manager
Terry Gilbert .... choreographer: can can
Houda Jabrane .... unit doctor
Patrick Jack Lee .... production financing
Madelyn Most .... assistant to director
Joel Proust .... horse master: Marocco
Enzo Sisti .... production auditor
Bernadette Tanchauco .... accountant
Lisa Vick .... script supervisor: second unit
Nosher Powell .... boxing trainer: Jean-Claude van Damme (uncredited)

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Rated R for battle violence
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Plot holes: Lefevre is photographed for the machine gun demonstration against his will, thus leading to his discovery. One of the few guarantees afforded legionnaires is anonymity, and it is specifically forbidden for a legionnaire to be photographed without explicit permission.See more »
Lucien Galgani:Excuse me, Mr. Lefevre, but I never do business in the presence of the female gender.See more »
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Version of March or Die (1977)See more »
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Van Damme does drama, 10 March 2005
Author: AwesomeWolf from Australia

I found 'Legionnaire' for $10 on a rack labelled "Movies that should never have been made!". I had never seen 'Legionnaire', but on the same rack was the Arnie classic 'Conan the Barbarian'. I decided that whoever was running the store obviously didn't know what they were talking about - I'm sure Arnie will forgive them - and so I picked up 'Legionnaire'. If I had known it had a lot more of Jean-Claude Van Damme acting rather than Van Damme beating the **** out of bad guys, I probably would have avoided it. Good thing I gave it a go, as it was actually pretty good.

Van Damme plays Alain Lefevre, a boxer paid to take a dive by a mobster. Alain and his girl-friend have other ideas, and plan to flee France and go to America. After giving his opponent a good butt-kicking, and enraging the mobsters, Alain ends up being chased by police, and finds himself in the French Foreign Legion and deployed to Africa to crush an insurgency in a French colony.

Funnily enough, it is pretty much 'Lionheart' reversed. Other than that, 'Legionnaire' feels more like a war movie than a Van Damme movie. Then again, you can tell Van Damme co-wrote it: He gives himself a lot of acting time, and not much arse-kicking time, but then you have various action clichés popping up and the odd one-liner here and there.

Van Damme's martial-arts skills are not showcased here as much as in his other movies. There are a few boxing scenes, and maybe one kick in the entire movie. The rest of the action is standard war stuff: explosions and gun-play (circa 1924, to be precise).

'Legionnaire' is surprisingly good in the end. Van Damme gets to do something different for a change, and I'll give him credit for it. It is more dramatic than most of his other movies, but that should not stop Van Damme fans - and even non-fans of Van Damme - from seeing it - 7/10

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