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.
Michael Jai White ("Iceman" Chambers) stated that despite being on screen rivals, he and Scott Adkins (Boyka) got along very well off camera because neither of them were method actors. "On camera, we'd have on our mean faces and be trying to intimidate one another. But as soon as the director yelled 'Cut!', we were back to talking about places to eat good salads." See more »
When George and Yuri first meet in prison, after George spills water on Yuri's face he tries to trip him with a bench. There is a low angle shot of Yuri coming up to the bench and kicking through it. On the next high-angle shot of the kick George is nowhere to be seen, whereas he should be within feet of the bench. See more »
You never help anyone? Probably not.
Motherfucker, you don't know me. That's why I bought my mother a ten-bedroom house. I don't do for nobody, shit.
You probably do that for you, too.
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Mi Smo Za Lovu (We In The Money)
Written by Dekembe Tutu Poku and Nathaniel Dawkins
Translated, adapted and performed by Aleksandar Sasha Panich
Published by Engine Co 35/Source in Sync Music (ASCAP)
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I attended the premiere at Paramount Studios and have to say I was impressed by the breathtaking fight scenes. They were filmed at a very high speed, so there was a hyper-real crispness to them and interesting time changes throughout. Things were slowed down and sped up to catch Michael Jai White's amazing choreography.
Michael Jai had a hand in much of the production and his attention to detail in these scenes in particular shows. Scott Adkins is also an incredibly adept martial arts performer and comes off as an appropriately menacing villain. Michael Jai plays George Chambers with all the hubris and latent anger you could want, but also with an undertone of humor not present in Ving Rhames' portrayal of the character.
The last reviewer made a good point about this film having an 80's action feel to it. There's a no-nonsense brutality to the fighting that you don't often see these days. This is no Jackie Chan hit-em-with-a-broomstick fest. Think Rocky meets UFC. A definite adrenaline-pumper!
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