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Director:
Writer:
Les Weldon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 July 2001 (South Korea) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The concept of fear. See more »
Plot:
When the FBI can't protect a witness, it's up to ex-agent Price and his own protection program to take them under. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Surprisingly intelligent Dolph movie. See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Dolph Lundgren ... Jason Price

Maxim Roy ... Renee Brooks
Brigitte Paquette ... Connie Glenn

Ted Whittall ... Sonny Mathis

Serge Houde ... Paul Elkert
Alan Fawcett ... Sam Turgenson

Francis X. McCarthy ... Deputy Director Powell (as Francis McCarthy)
Harry Standjofski ... Kevin

Christian Paul ... Charlie Radisson
Andreas Apergis ... Boris Yoesky
Jeff Hall ... Vincent Moretti

Cas Anvar ... Agent McCoomb
Lynne Adams ... Prosecutor
Alan Legros ... Jerry
Jay Levalley ... Paolo Bucci

Michael Scherer ... Turgenson's Agent #1 (as Mike Sherer)
Jere Gillis ... Turgenson's Agent #2

Gilbert Larose Jr. ... Turgenson's Agent #3

Jason Cavalier ... Turgenson's Agent #4

Stéphane Lefebvre ... Elkert Guard #1
François Gauthier ... Elkert Guard #2
Alexandre Cadieux ... Elkert Agent
Yves Langlois ... Yoesky Goon #1
Jean-Marc Bisson ... Yoesky's Goon #2
Johnny Goar ... Yoesky's Goon #3
Nick Skokos ... Yoesky's Goon #4

Jean Frenette ... Yoesky's Goon #5
André Laperrière ... Yoesky's Goon #6
David McKeown ... Airport Worker (as Dave McKeown)
Norman Roy ... Courthouse Agent (as Normand Roy)

Marlyne Barrett ... Airport Stewardess (as Marlyne Afflack)
Barry Blake ... Bailiff

John Sanford Moore ... Renee's Lawyer (as John Moore)
Kevin Woodhouse ... Diner Owner

Brian D. Wright ... Motel Manager (as Brian Wright)

Marie-Josée Colburn ... Karen Stephens (as Marie-Josée D'Amours)

Danny Blanco Hall ... Record Shop Provider
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Kerton ... Drunk (uncredited)

Directed by
Marc S. Grenier 
 
Writing credits
Les Weldon (screenplay)

Produced by
Shimon Dotan .... producer
Jason Fisher .... line producer
Brigitte Germain .... producer
Ernst Etchie Stroh .... executive producer (as Etchie Stroh)
Joanne Forgues .... producer (uncredited)
Marc S. Grenier .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Devilliers  (as Jerry De Villiers Jr.)
 
Cinematography by
Sylvain Brault (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Yvann Thibaudeau 
 
Casting by
Andrea Kenyon 
Myriam Vézina 
 
Production Design by
Patrice Vermette 
 
Art Direction by
Alain Perron 
 
Set Decoration by
Manon Thomas 
 
Costume Design by
Brigitte Desroches 
 
Makeup Department
Johanne Hansen .... hair stylist
Manon Joly .... key hair stylist
Raymonde Laliberté .... hair stylist
Marie-Josée Lopez .... key makeup artist
Joan Patricia Parris .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Boutin .... unit manager
Gaetan Fluet .... assistant unit manager
Ginette Guillard .... production manager
Pierre Thériault .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Bouchard .... second assistant director
Simon Dugas .... third assistant director
Pierre Magny .... second unit director: airport stunt sequence
Natalie Plante .... additional third assistant director (as Nathalie Plante)
Anne Sirois .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Réal Baril .... property master: second unit
Louis-Claude Brière .... props buyer
Louis Chamberland .... property master
Louise Eusanio .... additional dresser
Odette Gauvreau .... head scenic painter
Annick Guénette .... swing gang
Audrey Harvey .... assistant props
Geneviève Legault .... art coordinator
Dany Pelletier .... swing gang
Julie Raymond .... assistant set decorator
Steve Tanguay .... swing gang
 
Sound Department
Richard Betanzos .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Cohen .... sound mixer
Scott Donald .... adr editor
Michael Gurman .... sound effects editor
Steven Gurman .... post sound consultant
Steven Gurman .... sound consultant (as Steve Gurman)
Thierry Hoffmann .... boom operator
Christiane Hubert .... foley assistant
Paul Hubert .... foley artist
Eric Med Lagacé .... foley recordist (as Eric 'Med' Lagacé)
France Leduc .... supervising dialogue editor
Peter Lopata .... sound effects editor
Stan Sakellaropoulos .... dialog editor
Glenn Tussman .... supervising sound effects editor
David Gertsman .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
André Laforest .... special effects technician
André Laperrière .... head special effects rigger
Eric-André Paquin .... special effects technician
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Rivard)
Sebastien Roussel .... pyrotechnician
Martin Williams .... special effects rigger
 
Stunts
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunt performer
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Kerton .... stunt double: Ted Whittall
André Laperrière .... stunt performer
Gilbert Larose Jr. .... utility stunts
Karine Lemieux .... stunt double
Jay Levalley .... stunt double: Serge Houde
John Walsh .... stunt double: Dolph Lundgren
Martin Williams .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Beach .... grip
Pierre Beaulieu .... electrician
Yvan Brunet .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jean-Marc Casavant .... first assistant camera
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... electrician
François Daignault .... camera operator: second unit
Martin Gagnon .... grip
Yves Garant .... clapper loader
Robert Guertin .... director of photography: second unit
Pierre Guillard .... key grip
Normand Hamilton .... generator operator (as Normen Hamilton)
Serge Hughes .... second assistant camera
Simon Hébert .... grip
Denis Lamothe .... electrician
Patrice Lapointe .... dolly grip
Pierre Rancourt .... key gaffer
Sébastien Raymond .... still photographer
Jocelyn Simard .... first assistant camera: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Henri Aubertin .... key dresser
Pascal Gauthier .... extras dresser
Julie MacDonald .... assistant wardrobe (as Julie McDonald)
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Parenteau .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Nick Carasoulis .... driver: Mr. Lundgren
 
Other crew
Chantal Allard .... production assistant
Guy Aumond .... production accountant
Michel Bachand .... craft service
Chantal Barnwell .... production secretary
Christine Bernard .... production coordinator
Daniel Boudreau .... production assistant
Luc Bouthillier .... production assistant
Lilie-Marlène Couture .... stand-in: Maxim Roy
Sylvie Dufour .... assistant location manager
Danielle Dussault .... location manager
Brian Fitkin .... trainer: Mr. Lundgren
Josée Francis .... assistant location manager
Régent Fréchette .... production assistant
Michel Guy .... production assistant
Dominique LaFrance .... bookkeeper
Francois Larose .... set runner
Eric Leca .... script consultant
Louis Legault .... production assistant
Bruno Lemire .... production assistant
Ana-Maria Lyrio .... assistant craft service
Lance Mancuso .... set medic
Charles Obrul .... laboratory liaison
Carl Pepin .... production assistant
Mathieu Robert .... production assistant
Andrée Roy .... production assistant
Amalia Semaan .... assistant: Mr. Lundgren
Geneviève Thifault .... production assistant
John Topor .... stand-in: Mr. Lundgren
Elizabeth Tremblay .... continuity supervisor
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
USA:94 min | Argentina:98 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Released theatrically in South Korea (and Indonesia it seems).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In Mark's Place, Pittsburg, a man is shot and dies with his eyes open. He blinks twice when Connie walks over his body.See more »
Quotes:
Jason Price:Rival agencies sharing a private moment, how touching!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hidden Agenda: Behind the Scenes (2001) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
When you left meSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly intelligent Dolph movie., 30 December 2004
Author: Thomas Jolliffe (supertom-3) from Marlow, England

This movie was a surprise to me and I really liked it. Dolph at the time had, had a string of rubbish movies but this came along and had a little bit of depth and a good twisty plot. Think Enemy Of The State, with Eraser and a bit of martial arts. Dolph plays a former FBI agent who runs a witness relocation programme, where he basically hides people away and gives them new lives, for a nice large fee. At the same time he still has the FBI, CIA and NSA all on his case. The NSA allow Price (Lundgren) to use the complex computer system, Daedulas, which he developed, and in return Dolph has to do two jobs a year for them, hiding people they want hidden. The reason that Price now works independently is that he was working for the government hiding away some less than savoury characters and the Pentagon shut down the operation. The story here involves Price getting involved with a government witness, Paul Elkert, about to turn states evidence over a giant massive corporation Icarus (Some Greek mythological names in this film!) and their links to Russian mafia. At the same time the Russians want Elkert dead because he stole an obscene amount of money from them. Price reluctantly agrees to hide away Elkert, knowing full well that the Agencies will be sniffing around him, but Elkert offers him a lot of money and since Price's restaurant (the cover for his real work) is losing so much money, he needs it. So Price and his crew hide away Elkert, doing a real thorough job because the NSA have access to Daedulas and basically know where Prices clients end up. Price makes sure Elkert goes beyond the vanishing point. The problem is that Elkert could be being tracked by the Cleaner, an assassin responsible for many government hits. As the plot progresses Price realises there are people inside the agencies working against and soon suspects his best friend Sonny and Elkerts former assistant Renee as the cleaner, but who is it? The plot moves along nicely and although they allow it to get a bit convoluted at times, simply because its 2 hours of movie material crammed into 90 minutes, it has your requisite twists and some surprising intelligence. Prices organisation is believable, you'd trust him in real life to hide you away unlike the similar government operation in Schwarzeneggers Eraser which was written almost comic book like. Price is an intimidating character, not because Dolph Lundgrens 6,5ft frame of muscle is playing him but because he is an intelligent character. This isn't original stuff but there's a nice quick pace to the movie and as a techno thriller it is a good watch.

Action here is not as plentiful as some other Dolph films but since the film is primarily a thriller that isn't important. While the gunfights are strictly routine, with a decent one at the end, the opening action scene is very good, with a well choreographed airport chase, and there are some good fight scenes. Dolph is given free reign to use his martial arts, which is good and the fights are well done, with some crunching sound effects. The freeze frame fight scenes work at times but in others it is overused and breaks up the flow. As well as that the film has plenty of explosions and sells itself as a good Dolph movie.

The best part of the movie is the cinematography which has a nice gloss to it. Sylvain Braunt an Emmy nominee does a great job in making this film look far beyond the 5 million budget and giving at a nice sheen that Van Dammes considerably more lavish films have. Some scenes are extremely well shot and it just gives the film that techno thriller vibe. The direction is functional form Marc Grenier who keeps things moving well but occasionally he lacks conviction while the score is at times grating during the action. The non action score is nice with a tinny synth sound adding to the atmosphere. Another problem is the fact that during production it obviously snowed in Canada where it was filmed and throughout the picture Dolph and his peeps move around the country and no matter how much he moves throughout the states, it always seems to be snowing. For a movie this size they have to put up with the "shoot now or never!" scenario but that doesn't really detract too much.

The cast are good and that helps. In recent years the support cast in some Dolph films have been poor, particularly if you watch upcoming movie Retrograde. However everyone does a good job here and Dolph holds the line well, really doing well with his character and giving him an intensity. Overall this is a very professional effort that puts to shame many Hollywood productions and while its not original and borrows elements off other films it has a depth and level of research that many B-movies don't have. ***

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