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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

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Sun Quan
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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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Trivia

Ringo Lam was the original director but he left the project after a few weeks of filming in Canada. See more »

Goofs

Toward the final scene of the movie there is an explosion which sets some of the villains on fire. After the explosion, lying on the ground and in full view for several seconds, one of the villains/stuntmen is shown wearing his red fireproof stunt suit. See more »

Quotes

Ben Archer: [while interrogating and torchuring Hoggins] Hey Tony, I think he wants to call the police
Tony: [Sarcastically] Give him a fucking quarter then
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Referenced in Making of 'Wake of Death' (2004) See more »

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When Love Is Over
Performed by SPY featuring Pat Treacy
Produced by The Foreman Brothers for Electric Wonderland Productions Ltd Published by Doves Hit Songs Limited / Copyright Control
Written by Constantine, Foreman, Foreman
Licensed by Electric Wonderland Productions Ltd
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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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