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Blackjack (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  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
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Rory Gaines
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Tim Hastings
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Don Tragle
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Casey
Tony De Santis ...
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Derek Smythe
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Connie Hastings
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Thomas
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Bobby Stern
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Géza Kovács ...
Kamenev (as Geza Kovacz)
Christie MacFadyen ...
Nicky Stern (as Christine MacFadyen)
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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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fear | supermodel | phobia | bodyguard | blood | See more »

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He's just been dealt... a deadly hand. See more »

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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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Although it came out first, Blackjack (1998) was filmed after Dolph Lundgren's two previous films, The Minion (1998) and Sweepers (1998), that he had made earlier that year back to back. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Jack's Jeep as he's driving Casey home, it has a license plate on the front. But as they pass through the gate, the license plate is missing. 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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too clichéd
19 July 2006 | by (lyon, france) – See all my reviews

Joh Woo has used over and over the slow motion scenes in his action sequences and he always finds a special trick to regenerate his style.But this time,it is a little too much clichéd.Your libido will be absorbed by the blond fluffy bunnies swirling around Dolph Lundgren's muscles and the action scenes are totally unrealistic but this is where all the fun comes from.John Woo always tended to stylize his movies and this one is no exception to the rule.His obsessions for choreography of bullets and killed bodies, as well as friendship and honor, are strongly embedded in all his movies. Unfortunately this movie was made for TV and it demoted the result.


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