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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

Ringo Lam was offered to direct the movie but declined because of creative differences with the producer. See more »

Goofs

When Det. Anthony Stowe wakes up form his coma, he opens his eyes wide and they remain open as frozen. In a follow up shot, they are less open. And when his gurney reaches his house, his eyes are closed again. The opening of the eyes was the cause for him be to put in his wife's care at home, instead of staying at the hospital's trauma unit. See more »

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Walter Curry: [entering a Mexican standoff] Anthony! Callaghan! Ha! Van Huffel!
Jimmy Medina: Hey, I'm Jimmy!
Gabriel Callaghan: Shut the fuck up, Jimmy!
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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 Mou mei san taam (1995) See more »

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Bad Old Man
Written by Stephen Jones (as Stephen Michael Jones)
Performed by Babybird
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Best Can Damme film in years!!!
19 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the greatest Van Damme movie i have seen in years. This is probably his best STV effort right next to In Hell. There is no classic Van Damme martial arts but the acting is insane! Def the best acting of his career. The last couple Van Damme movies sucked (SIC & Hard Corps.), so i had low expectations. But WOW...was i surprised at how well this movie was made compared to his recent crappy STV films. Seeing Van Damme play a totally different character was entertaining and reminded me of why i love Van Damme flicks so much. I lost faith in him after Wake of Death, but after watching this and having his next film be a martial arts packed film co-starring Scott Atkins (The Shepard) i have total faith in Van Damme once again. The acting is great, the plot is new for Van Damme, the action is better than expected (no martial arts though), and Van Damme looks awesome. The editing is great, the direction is good, and luckily the film does not feel cheesy or STV-like. Emotional film.

It is a must see for Van Damme fans. You will be surprised by it.

And it is a MILLION times better than anything Seagal has done STV.


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