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Blackjack (1998)

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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Cinder James
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Tim Hastings
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Don Tragle
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Casey
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Detective Trini
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Derek Smythe
Janet Bailey ...
Connie Hastings
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Thomas
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Bobby Stern
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Géza Kovács ...
Kamenev (as Geza Kovacz)
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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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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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Dolph Lundgren does not take his shirt off in this movie. See more »

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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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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Woo is folly. Here, at least.
17 June 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Jack Devlin is a bodyguard for high paying clients and his latest assignment has him protecting a supermodel from a killer. Deviln's weakness is fear of the color white (yes you read that correctly) and this killer he is after knows that proving his capture to be difficult.

This film is John Woo from beginning to end and any fan of the action director will instantly recognize that. Slow motion, dual handguns, fairly relentless action, and a strong focus on characterization. The problem is the film is boring. And I mean BORING. Main reason being that while it contains many traditional Woo elements, they are presented on such a small scale and so underdeveloped that it is almost sad to acknowledge that this is John Woo action picture when it actually feels like a third-rate wannabe copycat of a John Woo action picture.

With almost every scene you'll just be going "that's it?" Unforetunately yes, that is it. 4/10

Rated R despite limited violence


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