Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal ... See full summary »
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed.
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, literally destroys Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
The speaking part for Maria Ilieva (news reporter Maria Alonso) was dubbed by another actress. See more »
Stevie is seen injecting drugs after George and Yuri's training sequence. Letting alone the fact that his arm has unbelievably good veins for someone who has been shooting for years, and the fact he appears to inject retrogradely into muscle rather than vein there is in addition a revealing prop: he pushes the needle about 3cm into his arm and then pulls it away revealing that the needle is now 3cm shorter. In a prop like this the needle pushes into the syringe giving the illusion that it goes into the body. Normally the needle is spring-loaded so that it pushes back out, but this did not occur with this prop. See more »
[after learning that Markov has left George out in the snow for days]
I told you to do nothing, nothing, without asking me first.
Shut the fuck up! If anything happens to him, I will strip you naked and hang you by the balls from the watch-tower. Open the door!
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This movie was terrific on many levels, the action was A1 class (some of the best I have ever seen). Director Isaac Florentine has an eagle eye for angles and details, he truly can capture the essence, emotion and feeling of a scene, and bring it to life. This movie is at the top of its class.
The other delight about this film is that the the acting was very good, and the ending was a real surprise that elevated the movie from a macho martial arts movie to one that had real emotion and humanity that anyone who still has a beating heart inside of him can relate to. I did not just like it because I am a martial artist and the fights scenes were superb, I liked it because I was taken in and I began to care about the people and the characters.
So many martial arts flicks lack this kind of substance and richness. This is why I really think this movie is superior to the majority of movies put out by Hollywood year after year. I think it is a much better film than Undisputed, hands down. This film is a real Winner, a must see film, and Isaac Florerntine is a breath of fresh air, one of the best directors in Hollywood today!
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