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Wake of Death (2004)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  19 January 2005 (France)
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After his wife is brutally murdered, an ex-cop wages war against the Chinese triads.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sun Quan
Philip Tan ...
Han
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Kim
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Tony
Claude Hernandez ...
Raymond
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Cynthia Archer
Anthony Fridjhon ...
Max (as Anthony Fridjohn)
Danny Keogh ...
Mac Hoggins
Pierre Marais ...
Nicholas Archer
Warrick Grier ...
Da Costa
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Andy Wang
Jacqueline Chan ...
Mamma Li (as Jacqui Chan)
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Tommy Li
Joon Chong ...
Kim's Mother
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Storyline

Ben Archer is a thug/enforcer for a criminal organization. Tiring of the work, he tells his coworkers that he's ready to retire. His wife Cynthia is a social worker for the INS. She brings a Chinese refugee girl to their home. Soon, Sun Quan wants his daughter back. Cynthia Archer is murdered, and Ben's son Nicholas disappears, along with the Chinese girl. Ben must save the children and avenge his wife's murder. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Revenge is all he has left.

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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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19 January 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

After Death  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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After Ringo Lam left the project, Cess Silvera was brought in to direct, but was fired after two weeks of filming in Cape Town, South Africa. See more »

Goofs

In the final confrontation Ben's son is being held directly to the chest of the villian. In one shot though he is gone to show the damgage, in the next shot he is back where he was before and it becomes appearent that Ben would have had to shoot his son in the head to hit the villian where he did. See more »

Quotes

Sun Quan: The only thing you postpone in life... is death.
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Referenced in Making of 'Wake of Death' (2004) See more »

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Crushed
Performed by Biomechanics
Published by Cutting Edge Music Holdings
Written by Will Johnstone (as Johnstone) / Ivor Guest (as Guest) / L. Ross / M. Ross / Binite
Licensed by Biomechanics
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IMDb rating does not do this film justice!
14 February 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

This is the first time that I'm going to write a review for a movie just because it was one of the best recent action films that I have seen and the rating is far below what it deserved. It's a movie set in a dark environment with some true jeanne claude action and some of the best acting I have ever seen him do. The action and violence is intended for mature audiences as it can get somewhat gruesome at times but that is what I liked about this film, it wasn't hollywoodized and comes at you raw. After the movie I felt like it was 2 hours well spent and for being a major movie critic that rarely happens to me! For some reason it just all came together nicely and I definitely recommend this film especially if you enjoy action movies and are a van damme fan!


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