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The Hard Corps (2006)

An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Philippe Sauvage
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Wayne Barclay (as Raz Adoti)
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Tamara Barclay
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Mullins
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Detective Teague
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Terrell Singletery
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Casey Bledsoe
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Simcoe (as Ronald Selmour)
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Kim
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High Dog
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Clarence Bowden (as Julian D. Christopher)
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Jessie Otero
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Lydia
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Leonard (as Doron Bell Jr.)
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Storyline

Jean-Claude will be playing a Combat Vet who's just spent the last 3 years fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, who is hired to be a bodyguard to a former World Heavyweight Boxing champ to protect him and his family against a Rap Music Mogul. He sets up a team called "The Hard Corps", complications arise when the boxer suspects that his sister may be in love with the bodyguard. Written by Brunnen Matt

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Justice just hit the streets.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 2006 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Apeili apo to parelthon  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the fourth Jean-Claude Van Damme movie that was directed by Sheldon Lettich. The three previously were Lionheart (1990), Double Impact (1991), and The Order (2001). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Wayne Barclay has just had the second attempt on his life at his girlfriend Lydia's apartment, just as he's leaving, he has his arm around Lydia in the medium shots and is only holding her hand in the long shots. The arm position becomes noticeable because it cuts back and forth between medium and long shots a couple of times. See more »

Quotes

Tamara Barclay: Welcome to Wanye's world
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Referenced in The Hard Corps: Call to Action (2006) See more »

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I have seen a lot of Van Damme movies, but...
9 December 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

...no one was as bad as this one. Well, maybe Cyborg. Van Damme have never been a great actor, but this film takes the goddamn price! He seems bored throughout the entire movie, even in the fight scenes, where he usually seems engaged. Either Van Damme was forced to act in this movie or he has grave economical problems. Thats my theory.

It don't get any better when the plot is a ridiculous, laughable attempt to bring Van Damme into the "modern" world. 10-20 years ago, it was Sci Fi and karate the Van Damme-fans wanted. I'm not one of them, but I do think that they want the exact same thing today. Thats why this is so ridiculous. Van Damme has to act as a bodyguard to a boxer who is threatened by a rapper, who just got out of prison. I'm not trying to be a racist or so, but I take the plot as a failed attempt to attract the black audience. It is just so obvious that Van Damme don't belong in this movie. But on the other hand, if they would have hired somebody else to have the leading part, I don't think that anyone would be interested. So they hired Van Damme to get some extra viewers and voilà! A big hit and more Van Damme-fans! Thats what they thought. To be honest, I don't think this movie accomplish anything, but to disappoint Van Dammes fans.

Mr Van Damme, I insist you make another Street Fighter or Hard Target. Those movies you could at least laugh at.


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