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The Art of War III: Retribution (2009)

A Secret Agent must prevent North Korean terrorist from acquiring a nuclear device.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Neil Shaw (as Treach)
Sun Yi
Secretary General Barnes
Byung Hoon (as Charles Chun)
Agent Gibs
Detective Halpin
Harold Zimmer (as John Gulino)
Bates (as Brett Jones)
Delaney Barr ...
Little Girl (as Delany Barr)
Cara Shim


When international diplomacy comes up short, extreme measures must be taken. In the newest installment of The Art of War, Agent Neil Shaw (Treach) is on a covert mission to stop North Korean terrorists from obtaining a nuclear bomb. But when the deal turns deadly, Shaw is drawn into the crossfire to save a beautiful facilitator (Sung Hi Lee) and ends up framed for murder. Now a wanted man with only his newbie partner and the mysterious facilitator by his side, Shaw must rely on his martial arts skills and warrior code to fight through Korea's mean streets and find the terrorists before they detonate the bomb at a United Nations peace summit. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Know your enemy.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, brief language and sexual images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 August 2009 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Art of War 2  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Was actually filmed before The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008), but shelved after Wesley Snipes indicated his willingness to return to the series. The producers considered retitling this entry and releasing it as an unrelated film, but ended up releasing it as the third entry in the series after the Snipes sequel turned out to be a hit on DVD. See more »


At the very beginning, the American flag hanging in front of the Western Trade Corporation is displayed incorrectly. See more »


Follows The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008) See more »

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Worst than bad
14 August 2009 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Awful is the not the only word that comes to my mind after I watched The Art of War 3. Others like: sucks, terrible, shame, waste would be inspired by The Art Of War 3. The very last minute almost made me it was actually a parody, but it wasn't. Terrible lines including some overused ones such as the main character's reply: "it's not a matter of luck..." I have been in love with Sung Hi Lee for many years and followed her career as a model, she's simply stunning. In this movie she appears as an unpretty and poorly skilled actress. Not to mention the 2 male main characters. It is, again and too often, sad to see how money can be used in such a bad way and I still can't understand how the cinema industries works so this kind of project can actually benefits to someone. Gery Lively, Joe Halpin, go hide yourself!

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