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Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead ... See full summary »

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Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Do you know who your enemy is? See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, some sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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25 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El arte de la guerra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£165,830 (UK) (8 December 2000)

Gross:

ESP 373,584,458 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Before appearing in this film, Wesley Snipes read a copy of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" in Passenger 57 (1992). See more »

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When Julia Fang walks through the lobby of one of the buildings at night, you can see the shadows of the crew on the walls behind her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jenna Novak: What is he waiting for?
[putting on headset]
Jenna Novak: What are you waiting for?
Neil Shaw: [over radio] Novak, I'm experiencing the moment.
Bly: He's going to experience a Chinese labor camp in a moment if he doesn't stick to schedule.
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Performed by Nikola Nikolov
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A reasonably good, high energy action flick.
28 December 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "The Art of War", Snipes plays a UN deep-cover operative whose cover is compromised. Though the film features plenty of stunts, chases, crashes, shootouts, fights, and pyrotechnics mixed with a typically convoluted spy-type plot, we've seen better of all in other films. The flick does have a female protagonist but there's little romance or sexiness in this flick which lacks the spit and polish of Bond films and seems to be begging for something more than just a lot of busy heroics and magical futuristic microelectronic snoop stuff. Ok but far from Snipes better films.


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