The Hard Corps (2006)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  21 November 2006 (Spain)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Philippe Sauvage
Wayne Barclay (as Raz Adoti)
Tamara Barclay
Peter Bryant ...
Detective Teague
Terrell Singletery
Casey Bledsoe
Simcoe (as Ronald Selmour)
Aaron Au ...
High Dog
Clarence Bowden (as Julian D. Christopher)
Jessie Otero
Leonard (as Doron Bell Jr.)


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


Justice just hit the streets.


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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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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DMX was originally signed to play Terrell Singletery, but unfortunately was handed a prison sentence. DMX was quoted in FHM "I'd have rather gone to prison anyway". See more »


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 »


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References Cujo (1983) See more »

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Van Damme makes a nice performance as a very upset ex-soldier turned bodyguard
15 October 2007 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

The picture concerns an Afghanistan/Irak veteran (Jean-Claude Van Damme) , he's living at hospital when is hired as a bodyguard . He must protect an ex-heavyweight champion , now a building magnate (Adoti) and his sister (Vivica A. Fox) against a dangerous rapper recently out of prison . The war veteran sets up an experienced team (Mark Griffin , among others) called ¨Hard Corps¨ to save menaced ex-boxer .

This movie direct to video packs violent action , suspense , shoot-outs , boxing and martial art fighting and results to be quite amusing . Suffering Van Damme plays finely a sad and affected veteran , splendid Vivica A. Fox as enjoyable sister who falls in love for him and the brother played convincingly by Adoti who acted along with Jean-Claude in his former film ¨Second-in-command¨ . The movie is pointlessly energetic , occasionally fun and entertaining and for that reason will appeal to real devotee Van Damme . It's produced in middling budget by Pierre Splenger who produced last films of Steven Seagal and Van Damme . The movie was professionally directed by Sheldon Lettich. He spent several years in the US Marines Corps , including a time in Vietnam war . Lettich is filmmaker of Van Damme previous hits such as ¨The order¨ , ¨Double impact¨,¨Lionheart¨ ; furthermore , he is author of hunk men vehicles such as Daniel Bernhardt : ¨Perfect day¨ , Dolph Lundgren : ¨List patrol¨, and Mark Dacascos : ¨Only the strong¨. Rating : Acceptable and passable .

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