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Wake of Death (2004)

After his wife is brutally murdered, club enforcer Ben Archer wages war against the Chinese triads.

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Cynthia Archer
Anthony Fridjhon ...
Max (as Anthony Fridjohn)
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Mac Hoggins
Pierre Marais ...
Nicholas Archer
Warrick Grier ...
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Andy Wang
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Mamma Li (as Jacqui Chan)
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Joon Chong ...
Kim's Mother
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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)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sun Quan: The only thing you postpone in life... is death.
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Referenced in Decker: Sonrise (2017) See more »

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Trans Fatty Acid
Performed by Lamb
© Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Written by Andrew Barlow (as Barlow, A.) / Lou Rhodes (as Rhodes, L)
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
Licensed by kind permission of The Universal Film and TV Licensing Division
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Excellent Action Fick
8 January 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is better than any modern action movie out right now. This movie is very stylish something like Leon: The Professional mixed with Training Day intro scenes. I've never seen Van Dam so Damn!! ; ) serious and emotional. I don't recall ever seeing him cry before in a movie. This is one of his good movies and I think the public needs to stop black listing van dam because he's made some bad flicks in the past. Every actor somewhere along the line stumble but the good ones always find a way out and come out on top.

IMDb voting is wrong.

I give this a 8/10 Go Van Damn!! Keep Kicking!!


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