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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Rachel Stein
Phillip MacKenzie ...
Rory Gaines
Cinder James
Tim Hastings
Don Tragle
Padraigin Murphy ...
Tony De Santis ...
Detective Trini
Albert Schultz ...
Derek Smythe
Janet Bailey ...
Connie Hastings
Bobby Stern
Géza Kovács ...
Kamenev (as Geza Kovacz)
Christie MacFadyen ...
Nicky Stern (as Christine MacFadyen)


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 <>

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


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Woo's Blackjack  »

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Box Office


CAD 10,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby Surround) (2.0)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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 Making of 'Blackjack' (1998) See more »

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Stinks like a dead dog, but hey! It made me laugh.
11 August 1999 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I can only assume that this is the work of a completely different John Woo, i.e. some vodka-sodden squinting tramp by the same name who managed to get caught up in some kind of top-quality mistaken identity farce. If not, then Dolph Lundgren may as well throw himself out of a top floor window right now, because if not even John Woo can make you look cool, you don't stand a chance.

In fact, what's the exact opposite of 'cool'? That's the only way to describe this film. I saw it on TV, and I'd still have felt cheated if I hadn't been laughing so much. How my sides ached at the sight of Dolph Lundgren sitting in a big lake of milk, trying to look all serious and pained as another meaningless flashback kicked in to further the cause of the most hilariously stupid cinematic premise in the history of everything in the world ever. "Oh yes, I've got this phobia of white things, but only sometimes when the bullets stop flying and we need to stop the audience from changing channels." And even that doesn't work.

He looks old, as well. If they're going to do (snigger) Masters of the Universe II, they'd better (snort) hurry up and get on with it...

Ah, me. The only advice I can give you is this: if you don't start laughing within the first ten minutes of Blackjack, give it up.

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