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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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Storyline

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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It's not the plan, it's the execution. See more »

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

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Also Known As:

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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

In the opening, when Gabriel Callaghan ask for the lock combination, the woman says the code is "666" when the camera pans down the lock has 4 sliders not 3. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Stowe: Anthony, Im pregnant.
Anthony Stowe: [Anthony drunk and high] How could you forget to...
Valerie Stowe: The baby isn't yours.
Anthony Stowe: [Pausing] You fucked him! You fucked Callaghan!
Valerie Stowe: [throws her wedding ring at Anthony] You're sick! Don't ever talk to me ever again!
Anthony Stowe: [as Valerie is leaving the restaurant] Try not to fuck the valet on your way out!
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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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Earth Angel
Written by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin (as Jesse L. Belvin) and Gaynel Hodge
Performed by Cindy Asada
Published by Embassy Music Corporation(BMI)
Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation
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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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