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Stowe is a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.

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Anthony Stowe is a down-and-out detective addicted to heroine whose days always seem to go from bad to worse. Stowe is coming off of a drug deal, in which two officers were killed, and the primary villain, the drugs, the money and the surveillance tapes are still at large. He is also dealing with his wife, who has just informed him that she is pregnant - but the child is not his. After a gunfight in which Stowe comes very close to death, After being severely wounded and losing all will to live, His body gives up and falls into a coma. After an inner battle with himself, He gains again the spirit to live again. While on the road to recovery, Stowe finds himself in a very personal battle to make amends with his kidnapped wife and to take revenge on his assailant once and for all. Written by Crosby .Mehdi Moayedi

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Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality/nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A lot of the scenes were shot in Bulgaria. In particular, the school in the movie is the American College of Sofia. See more »

Goofs

At the end when Callahan is holding Stowe's wife hostage in front of the helicopter, Callahan fires at Stowe once. When the camera comes back to him holding Stowe's wife hostage, we can see and hear her shriek as another gunshot is seen going off but not heard (the puff of smoke is clearly visible). See more »

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Anthony Stowe: [holding a gun to Lorenz's head] If you're going to take a shot at a cop, make sure you kill him. And the fact that you were willing to take that shot means you have a lot to say.
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The ending credits are interrupted by a take showing what really happened at the heist at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Remake of Loving You (1995) See more »

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Castro's Fiddle
Written by Mark Sayfritz
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Second Chance for Tony Stowe and Van Damme
22 September 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New Orleans, the abusive narcotic detective Anthony Stowe (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a dirty cop, addicted in heroin and booze, hated by his colleagues and divorcing from his wife Valerie (Selina Giles). While trying to arrest his former partner and drug lord Gabriel Callaghan (Stephen Rea), the mission fails, two undercover officers are killed and the drug, the money and the monitoring tapes vanish. Later, Tony is shot by a criminal in the head and miraculously does not die. After months in coma, he wakes up trying to fix the errors of his past life.

After many bad movies, Jean Claude Van-Damme finally makes a very good film. His character is very well developed in a story that uses clichés, but is also interesting, full of action and without a final redemption with a happy end. When the viewer sees this movie, wait for the credits because there is an important footage of the missing surveillance tapes, disclosing what happened in the house and how the officers were killed. I hope this movie be a milestone and a second chance in the career of Van Damme, and like his character and Phoenix, he raises from the ashes to please his fans. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Até a Morte" ("Until the Death")


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