Alex Laney, a professional killer, is hired to be the bodyguard of Robert Nile in the City of Cape, in South Africa. Robert Nile is the witness of prosecution of Christ, a powerful gangster... See full summary »




On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fortress (1992)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith
The Hunted (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Paul is on one of his many business trips to Tokyo, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at... See full summary »

Director: J.F. Lawton
Stars: Christopher Lambert, John Lone, Joan Chen
Knight Moves (1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Tom Skerritt, Diane Lane
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.

Director: Guillaume Canet
Stars: François Berléand, Guillaume Canet, Diane Kruger
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Fearless racer Michel Vaillant attempts to win "24 Hours of Le Mans", the famous highly challenging and prestigious annual endurance race that lasts one whole day.

Director: Louis-Pascal Couvelaire
Stars: Sagamore Stévenin, Peter Youngblood Hills, Diane Kruger
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz, Simon Abkarian
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The film, set in 1912, is about the exploits of France's first motorized police brigade.

Director: Jérôme Cornuau
Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Diane Kruger, Edouard Baer
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Marc Labrèche, Diane Kruger, Sylvie Léonard
Absolon (2003)
Sci-Fi | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind.

Director: David De Bartolome
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Kelly Brook, Lou Diamond Phillips
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Gus (played by Guillaume Canet) suffers from narcolepsy. He falls asleep all the time and has dreams about supermen from comics (Van Damme would play one of these supermen, a short & secret appearance).

Directors: Tristan Aurouet, Gilles Lellouche
Stars: Guillaume Canet, Zabou Breitman, Benoît Poelvoorde
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Clara is happily married to a promising lawyer and lives in Paris. After the sudden death of her mother, Clara has to assume responsibility for her younger sister Lily, whose extreme sensitivity makes her vulnerable.

Director: Fabienne Berthaud
Stars: Diane Kruger, Ludivine Sagnier, Denis Ménochet
Frankie (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of a model who reaches the end of her short career as a catwalk queen

Director: Fabienne Berthaud
Stars: Diane Kruger, Jeannick Gravelines, Brigitte Catillon


Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Laney
Erika Nile
Simon Mabija ...
Christo Nichol (as Simon Majiba)
Nicholas Farrel
Jeane Manson ...
Helena Taylor
Mode Theu ...
Mawongo Tyawa ...
Gatsha Mlambo (as Mawonga Dominic Tyawa)
Capt. Ryan Tyler
Morgan Howell ...
Young Robert - age 8
Graeme Du Plessis ...
Kai Coetzee ...
Young Alex
Dorette Potgieter ...
Alex's Mother
Peter Krummeck ...
Alex's Father
Louw Venter ...


Alex Laney, a professional killer, is hired to be the bodyguard of Robert Nile in the City of Cape, in South Africa. Robert Nile is the witness of prosecution of Christ, a powerful gangster and practitioner of voodoo. Alex Laney has a personal drama: when he was a child, he saw his father and mother be killed by a gunman. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A deadly hit to erase the past. See more »


See all certifications »


Official Sites:



| |


Release Date:

4 June 2004 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Target  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Diane Kruger's first role. She has stated in interviews that appearing alongside Dennis Hopper taught her how to act. See more »


When Robert Nile drives away in the desert, a man dressed in a white T-shirt is visible in the upper right corner of the screen. See more »


Farrell: This is Africa... African rules!
[Alex draws his gun]
Farrell: Oh shit!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not a bad Lambert film after all
19 January 2003 | by (Atlantis) – See all my reviews

I rented this film expecting it to be like The Point Men, Vercingetorix and Lambert's latest crap films. But I was surprised it wasn't that bad. It runs at less then 90 minutes...although it can be a quite boring film (feels like 2 hours). The film tells the story of a rich lawyer (Dennis Hopper) who lives in South Africa and his life is in danger, some voodo/vodoo practicing crimelord wants him dead, so he (Hopper) brings in the help of Christopher Lambert to protect him. The film has a series of flashbacks which all make sense when you see the end of the film. There are some very beautiful shots of the South African landscape. I'll give this a 5.5/10, it's better then the latest turkeys Lambert has released on video lately and if you always thought of going to South Africa...this film might convince you to go.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dennis Hopper hackraytex
Discuss The Piano Player (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: