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Blackjack (1998)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  12 May 1998 (USA)
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Dolph Lundgren plays Jack Devlin, a U.S Marshal who protects high-profile clients when it comes to a matter of security.

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Dr. Rachel Stein
Phillip MacKenzie ...
Rory Gaines
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Cinder James
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Tim Hastings
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Don Tragle
Padraigin Murphy ...
Casey
Tony De Santis ...
Detective Trini
Albert Schultz ...
Derek Smythe
Janet Bailey ...
Connie Hastings
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Thomas
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Bobby Stern
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Dealer
Géza Kovács ...
Kamenev (as Geza Kovacz)
Christie MacFadyen ...
Nicky Stern (as Christine MacFadyen)
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Storyline

After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. Now he must confront his fear and the assassin, who seems to be well aware of Jack's problem Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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12 May 1998 (USA)  »

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CAD 10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Dolph Lundgren does not take his shirt off in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Cinder is alone with her assailant, photographed from the back, her hands are clearly tied around a post, but photographed from the front, they are clearly free. See more »

Quotes

Jack Devlin: Pick a card.
Cinder James: Will it tell my future?
Jack Devlin: It's just a card.
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John Woo 's worst movie
30 January 2000 | by (Versailles, FRANCE) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry to write this, because I like pretty much John Woo 's work, but Blackjack really sucks. First, you get bored all the time, because the plot is inexistant, could be resumed as : How soon is DOLPH that great actor gonna get the woman ( and score).The scenes of Actions with the few badguys playing in it (maybe the others were watching for their reputations !) are ridiculous, especially for a movie directed by John Woo. It's so bad I had to fast-forward to the end, witch really make this film deserving the 1/10 I gave it, and for a bad movie it's not even funny. It's my duty to prevent you : avoid like plague that piece of crap made for TV. If you want some great John Woo work, try " a bullet in the head "or "hard boiled" or "Syndicats du crimes 1&2" or whatever but avoid that one. By the way, be preapared for the up-comming "Blackjack 2", it might be even worst !


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