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  (in credits order)

Gary Daniels ... Captain Anthony Strong

Trie Donovan ... Alexi Jones (as Teresa Sherrer-Donovan)

John Standing ... Foreign Secretary

David Westhead ... Sir Desmond Grey

Christoph Waltz ... Ben Samm

Romina Mondello ... Rafaella
Hristo Shopov ... Thug with knife
Ivan Ivanov ... Klaus
Krystjo Lafazanov ... Casino Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nina Arnaudova ... Taxi Driver
Victor Biserov ... Airport Officer
Nikola Dodov ... SAS Man 3
Michail Elenov ... Nazar (as Mihail Elenov)
Mikhail Ganev ... Immigration Officer
Georgi Gasov ... President Kasym
Georgi Gatzov ... President Kasym
Evgeni Gospodinov ... SAS Man 2
Petar Hechkov ... SAS Leader
Ivan Kirov ... Special Branch Officer
Dimiter Kuzov ... Airport Thug
Tsvetelina Martinova ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Anelia Nikolova ... Croupier
Kiril Stanchev ... Butler
Robert Swann ... Major Farrow
Nikolai Urumov ... Riot driver
Simeon Vladov ... Special Branch Officer
Plamen Zahov ... SAS Officer

Vanessa Zachos ... Young Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Roper 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Jobin  screenplay
Harry Alan Towers  screenplay

Produced by
David Goldstein .... co-producer: UK
Gary Howsam .... co-producer: Canada
Gary Howsam .... executive producer
Alexander Metodiev .... co-producer: Bulgaria
Evgeni Mihailov .... co-producer: Bulgaria
Maria Rohm .... co-producer: UK
Harry Alan Towers .... executive producer
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
Cinematography by
Adolfo Bartoli (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Carmody 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Angelina Konstantinova 
Donald Paul Pemrick (uncredited)
Production Design by
Giovanni Natalucci 
Art Direction by
Iren Muratova 
Anastas Yanakyev 
Costume Design by
Sonia Despotova 
Makeup Department
Ivon Gugutchkova .... key makeup artist
Amanda Ross-McDonald .... hair & makeup artist
Production Management
John Nabereznyj .... post-production supervisor
Bobby Ranghelov .... unit production manager
Radost Todorova .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tsuyoshi Abe .... second unit director
Neil Johnson .... first assistant director
Angelina Konstantinova .... second second assistant director (as Angelina Konstaninova)
Albena Kovacheva .... second assistant director
Mito Skellern .... second assistant director
Emil Topuzov .... second unit director
Ilka Valcheva .... third assistant director
Art Department
Nikolai Michailov .... property master
Lyubomir Popov .... property master
Nikolay Popov .... on-set dresser (as Nicholas Belvedere)
Sound Department
Alexander Bachvarov .... sound recordist
Elma Bello .... adr editor
John Bracco .... adr recordist
Jennifer Brass .... foley artist assistant
Jane Crawford .... assistant dialogue editor
Marconi de Morais .... dubbing mixer
Alan deGraaf .... re-recording mixer
John Dykstra .... foley engineer
Diana Eljabri .... foley artist assistant
Helen M. Ferreira .... audio coordinator: Medallion/PFA
Helen M. Ferreira .... sound scheduler
John Gare .... re-recording mixer
Doug Hubert .... sound effects editor
Jason Irwin .... assistant adr recordist
Tsvetan Kadiiski .... sound recordist
Sean Keegan .... adr mixer
Mishann Lau .... dialogue editor
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Valery Metodiev .... boom operator
Ivaylo Natzev .... boom operator
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
Wayne Swingle .... dialogue editor
Steven Toepell .... sound effects editor
Steven Toepell .... supervising sound effects editor
Wally Weaver .... audio supervisor: Medallion/PFA
James Ziegler .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Special Effects by
Vasil Dikov .... special effects coordinator (as Vassil Dikov)
Yovko Dogandjiiski .... special effects (as Jovko Dogandjiski)
Georgi Kraev .... special effects
Valentin Stefanov .... special effects
Stanislav Yordanov .... special effects
Tsuyoshi Abe .... fight choreographer
Tsuyoshi Abe .... stunt coordinator
Parvan Parvanov .... stunts
Velizar Peev .... stunts
Yoski Sev .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitko Bonev .... first assistant camera
Ivan Christoskov .... grip
Roberto De Angelis .... Steadicam operator
Roberto De Angelis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Spiro Dichev .... grip
Lyubomir Dimitrov .... second assistant camera
Deyan Donev .... still photographer
Hristo Elandjiev .... electrician (as Christo Elandjiev)
Rumen Idakiev .... electrician
Toshko Kamenov .... second assistant camera
Martin Kiryakov .... assistant camera
Nikolai Kostov .... grip
George Mihailov .... electrician (as Georgi Michailov)
Neven Mihailova .... second assistant camera
Philip Philipov .... grip
Zaan Wienand .... key grip
Yaroslav Yachew .... camera operator
Yavor Zahariev .... gaffer
Borislav Zlatinov .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Magdalena Bianova .... costumer
Atanas Ivanov .... costumer
Katya Ivanova .... costumer
Aneta Yotova .... costumer (as Aneta Jotova)
Editorial Department
Leslie Bori .... negative color timer (as Les Bori)
Juliane Brown .... post-production assistant
Rumen Mitov .... assistant editor: Bulgaria
Jennifer Pashkovsky .... post-production assistant
Fiona Paterson .... assistant editor: Toronto (as Fiona Patterson)
Todor G. Todorov .... telecine operator (as Todor Todorov)
Location Management
Stefan Goranov .... location manager
Music Department
Viktor Chuchkov .... music recordist
Marco Streccioni .... music mix engineer
Marco Streccioni .... music recording engineer
Steven Toepell .... music editor
Stelvio Cipriani .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Katya Dimitrova .... production coordinator
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Trina Hickey .... assistant: Mr. Howsam
Walter Josten .... Bridge Lending
Krasimira Karachorova .... script supervisor
Milena Lessova .... assistant: Mr. Towers
Pat Mundinger .... post-production accountant
Teresa Nizinski .... video coordinator: Medallion/PFA
Kim Robinson .... script supervisor
Barbara Sacks .... production accountant

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94 min
Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:16
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"Rrr! Die! Rrr!", 23 November 2015
Author: The_Phantom_Projectionist from United States

After working as a full-time action hero for nine years, Gary apparently chose 2001 as the year to begin a hiatus from filmmaking. This was just as well, because the man's supply of decent movies was definitely drying up. QUEEN'S MESSENGER – the sequel to WITNESS TO A KILL – is the last film Daniels released during the golden era of his career, and the fact that it has yet to receive a Region 1 release is far from mystifying when you see how boring it is. This is a dreary, international thriller with mostly sluggish action scenes and a handful of bad directorial decisions that seal the film's tedium.

The story: While delivering a top-secret communique to Kazakhstan, Captain Anthony Strong (Daniels) is caught up in the revolutionary plot of a violent separatist (Christoph Waltz) to overthrow the government.

The movie's predecessor was not perfect by any means, but in comparison to its sequel, WITNESS TO A KILL is an action masterpiece. I counted only two full-length fight scenes, and while one of these is pretty decent, it cannot make up for the poor quality of the rest of the action content. The shootouts are old hat, but the two lengthy chase scenes are so very, very boring. Whether Gary is on a motorcycle or in a tank, the pursuits he's in are relentlessly slow-paced and devoid of surprises, making what would otherwise be the adrenaline highlights of the movie simply chores to sit through.

The Bulgarian shooting location - with its gray and white color palette - is boring to look at, and the prominence of European actors speaking in accented English gets all the more tiring thanks to the dopey dialogue ("Get me closer; I want to kill the bonehead"). Costar Trie Donovan delivers the best performance of the cast as an international reporter, even though her character mispronounces words like "Sunni" and "Czech." Everyone else is pretty lackluster, whether it's Gary with his newly-adopted cockney accent or Ivan Ivanov with his 100% dubbed voice. Even though villain Christoph Waltz would go on to win two Oscars for his work in Quentin Tarantino features, he kinda sucks in here.

The fact that the movie is competently-made with good production values almost plays against it at this point: I would have had a much better time with a questionably-produced disasterpiece than a movie that looks fine but is all the more boring because of it. Gary puts up a strong front throughout the picture, but I have a feeling that my desire for the movie to end mirrored his desire to just go on vacation at this point. It's easy to avoid this one, so keep on ignoring it.

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