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The Art of War (2000)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  25 August 2000 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,410,993 (USA) (25 August 2000)

Gross:

ESP 373,584,458 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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When Wesley Snipes' character gets on the red bike and rides off, the camera cranes down to a newspaper and focuses on a particular headline as the pages flip in the wind. The stunt man that was riding on the bike crashed just as the camera panned down to the newspaper. It was a bike that had been carefully transported from Virginia and of which only 20-some had been imported. See more »

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When Shaw returns Capella's sidearm outside the Chinese Club he presses the magazine eject so the magazine falls to the ground. When driving away, Shaw holds up the "last bullet" that would have been in the chamber signaling that he'd removed all the bullets from the pistol. But since he ejected the magazine from the pistol right before returning it to Capella, that would mean he'd have pulled the slide back to eject the one round while the magazine had still been in the pistol which would have just chambered another round. So Capella's pistol actually still contained a single round rendering Shaw's actions inconsequential. 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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fairly intelligent political thriller
7 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this political thriller isn't too bad.it's not really fast paced paced,and there is some predictability to it.but it should have enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.it's also a fairly intelligent movie.it's also compelling enough to maintain interest.at least i thought so.i also found it more stylish than many movies of the genre.Wesley Snipes is the main star,but there are some other well known actors here.these include Anne Archer,Maury Chakin,Donald Sutherland,Michael Bien,Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and James Hong.for this type of movie,this one is not as over the top with ridiculous action scenes.though it does have a few scenes with strain believability a bit.for me,The Art of War is a 6/10


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