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Diamond Dogs -- Action-superstar Dolph Lundgren propels this hard-hitting adventure as an ex-Special Forces officer hired to lead a band of treasure hunters on a dangerous expedition to find a priceless Buddhist artifact.
Diamond Dogs -- A mercenary is hired to protect an expedition group while they search for a Tangka, a Buddhist artifact worth millions of dollars.


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Release Date:
1 November 2009 (China) See more »
Meet Ronson: Adventurer, world traveler, always short of money, a man of a few words, a gun for hire. The solution to your problem. See more »
A mercenary is hired to protect an expedition group while they search for a Tangka, a Buddhist artifact worth millions of dollars. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dolph Lundgren ... Xander Ronson

Nan Yu ... Anika
Xue Zuren ... Ang Shaw

William Shriver ... Chambers

Raicho Vasilev ... Zhukov
NuoMing Huari ... Sonia (as Noming)
Hu Sha ... House Manager
Gregory MacIsaac ... Sinister Man
Zhang Chunnian ... Eye Patch
Huriga ... Mongolian Man
Wang Heping ... Old Monk
Xinmin Wang ... Main Judge
Wang Lusha ... Young Judge
Wang Jun ... Female Judge
David A. Williams ... Jim
Gabriel Alejandro Carrillo ... Steve
Senggerenqing ... Goldentooth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siqinggawa ... Mongolian girl
Slavi Slavov ... Zhukov's Guard

Shawn Zimmerman ... Narrator

Directed by
Shimon Dotan  (as Samuel Dolhasca)
Dolph Lundgren (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Léopold St-Pierre  screenplay
Frank Valdez  rewrite (uncredited)

Produced by
Shimon Dotan .... producer
Barry Glasser .... executive producer
Helena Ling .... co-producer
Louis Liu .... producer
Dolph Lundgren .... executive producer
Danny Rossner .... co-producer
Ernst Etchie Stroh .... executive producer
Shahar Stroh .... associate producer
Yang Xu .... line producer
Original Music by
Larry Cohen 
Cinematography by
Bing Rao 
Film Editing by
Gaétan Huot 
Production Design by
Xianchang Li  (as Li Xiancheng)
Art Direction by
Xianchang Li 
Costume Design by
Han Li  (as Rose Han)
Makeup Department
Sheng Libo .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lin Pei Pei .... first assistant director (as Lee Peipei)
Christina Trbovich .... second second assistant director
Sound Department
Mario Choquette .... sound effects editor
Louis Collin .... supervising sound editor
Dong Wang .... sound mixer
Chen Chen .... stunt double
Barry Evans .... fight coordinator
Fei Gao .... stunt double
Liu Hongliang .... stunt double
Du Jinghuai .... stunt double
Zhu Lei .... stunt double
Chai Liangliang .... stunt double
Slavi Slavov .... stunt double
Wang Xiaojia .... stunt double
Cheng Yalin .... stunt double
Ma Yi .... action director
Ma Yi .... stunt director
Zhang Zhiye .... stunt double
Ruan Zijian .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Huai Yong Zhang .... camera operator
Casting Department
Bruno Rosato .... casting: Canada
Editorial Department
Edith Bellehumeur .... assistant editor
Mathieu Boulanger .... assistant editor
Kate Hickey .... editor: fine cut
Sylvain M. Lebel .... first assistant editor
Etienne Patry .... colorist
Other crew
Titi Cong .... assistant: Dolph Lundgren
Barry Evans .... fight consultant
Joe Sisto .... legal services
Christina Trbovich .... assistant: Dolph Lundgren
Michael Stewart Grant .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Target 0" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for violence and some language
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Released theatrically in China in 2009.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: As Chambers and gang are leaving the cave, after Ronson is trapped, a production tent and crew members can be seen a few times on top of the hill behind them.See more »
Sinister Man:The toughest one is the donkey.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Making of 'Diamond Dogs' (2008) (V)See more »


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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Not your typical action movie, 8 July 2008
Author: harold_harcourt from United Kingdom

Judging by the comments here on IMDb, public opinion on this movie is divided into 2 distinct camps.

Firstly you have the salivating fans for whom the mere presence of Lundgren is enough to make any film a work of cinematic genius. If that's all it takes to please you, then no comment on here will change your mind. That's fine, enjoy your Dolf - try not to drool on him.

Then you have those who expect, nay DEMAND that any movie which features plot elements such as relics, temples and gunfights follow the big budget Hollywood formula of intricate death traps, load bearing treasure and near superhuman heroics which made the Indiana Jones movies, Mummy series and Tomb raider so successful.

This is where I begin to have a problem. The aforementioned films derive most of their entertainment value from witty one liners, flashy special effects and slick choreography. Diamond Dogs on the other hand goes in the opposite direction, moving the focus of the film away from elaborate action and adventure, on to the characters and their survival.

The majority of the film appears to have been shot on location and most of the characters (played well by a less than famous cast) lack the exaggerated personalities and convoluted motivations you'd find in a Hollywood blockbuster. The result of this shift is that the whole film feels more 'National Geographic' than 'National Treasure'. The sporadic action is fast and lethal, no fancy footwork and no coming back with multiple wounds for one last shot. The 'bad guys' are bad as opposed to villainous and the 'good guys' are played straight, behaving in a practical and decidedly un-heroic manner. I for one found the lack of comedy quipping a refreshing change. In fact the only thing that bothered me in the whole movie was William Shriver's portrayal of 'Chambers' which WAS admittedly slightly over the top toward the beginning of the film.

All the above waffle basically boils down to this; You want an action adventure romp, packed with booby traps, wisecracks and villains? Go watch something else. If however you think you could appreciate something a bit different, with beautiful scenery, an unusual soundtrack and a sizable (but rarely flashy) body count, then you could do an awful lot worse than Diamond Dogs.

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