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The Art of War III: Retribution -- When international diplomacy comes up short, extreme measures must be taken. In the newest installment of The Art of War, Agent Neil Shaw, played by Naughty By Nature's sensation, 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 (Playboy model 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 kick-ass martial arts skills and bad-ass warrior code to fight through Korea's mean streets and find the terrorists before they detonate the bomb at a United Nations peace summit. This is war, and there is an art to it.
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26 August 2009 (Sweden) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Agent Neil Shaw (as Treach)

Warren Derosa ... Jason

Sung Hi Lee ... Sun Yi

Janet Carroll ... Secretary General Barnes

Leo Lee ... Kim

Charles Rahi Chun ... Byung Hoon (as Charles Chun)

Brian Fitzpatrick ... Agent Gibs

Jack Conley ... Gaines

David Basila ... Wakeen

David Frye ... Detective Halpin

John P. Gulino ... Harold Zimmer (as John Gulino)
Lovake Heyer ... Samad

Brett A. Jones ... Bates (as Brett Jones)
Delaney Barr ... Little Girl (as Delany Barr)

Cathy Shim ... Cara Shim
Edward Spivak ... Zimmer's Bodyguard (as Eddie Spivak)
Toshi Toda ... Jung

J. Anthony Pena ... Anderson
Marlon Mitchell ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Al Goto ... Kim's Rifle Guard (uncredited)
Steven Ho ... Kim's Bodyguard #2 (uncredited)

Bach Hoang ... Blond Prostitute (uncredited)

Marc Livingood ... Vallet (uncredited)

Simon Rhee ... Kim's Bodyguard #1 (uncredited)

Dollar Tan ... Thug #4 (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerry Lively 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Halpin  written by

Produced by
Darren M. Demetre .... line producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... producer
Dan Lyon .... producer
Ari Newman .... producer
Alison Semenza .... executive producer
Alison Semenza .... producer
Bryan S. Sexton .... associate producer
Original Music by
James Bairian 
Louis Castle 
Cinematography by
Suki Medencevic 
Film Editing by
Randy Carter 
Casting by
Jeff Gerrard 
Production Design by
Billy Jett 
Art Direction by
Billy Jett 
Set Decoration by
Lori Mazuer 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... key makeup artist
Leslie Borchard .... hair stylist
Angel Radefeld .... makeup artist
Traci E. Smithe .... hair department head
Production Management
Wendy Kutzner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Larsen .... second second assistant director
Brian O'Sullivan .... first assistant director
Roger Udwin .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Brunot .... property master
Adam Chambers .... lead man
Laura Diamond .... on-set dresser
Oana Marian .... art department production assistant
Jessica McDonald .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Barber .... dialogue editor
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Trevor Dowswell .... sound coordinator
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Theodore Kerhulas .... sound mixer
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Jeff Merritt .... sound assistant
Eric Snyder .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Frank L. Pope .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Anthony Davis .... digital compositor
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects producer
John L. Weckworth .... lead compositor
John L. Weckworth .... visual effects supervisor
Robert Alonzo .... stunt performer
Lloyd Barachina .... stunt performer
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Steve Chang .... stunts
Annie Chasse .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Mark Hicks .... stunt double
Steve Kim .... stunts (2007)
Xavier Quimbo .... stunt performer
Spencer Sano .... stunt performer
Sam Situmorang .... stunts
Larnell Stovall .... stunt double
Larnell Stovall .... stunt double: Treach
Stan Tinay .... stunts
Gary Toy .... stunt performer
Garrett Warren .... fight coordinator
Boni Yanagisawa .... stunt double
Samuel Le .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Benjamin Agee .... best boy electric
Aaron Bowen .... second assistant camera
Ryan Bradley .... grip
Jonathan Cushing .... set lighting technician
Sam Emerson .... still photographer
Lance Fisher .... camera operator
Alan Gitlin .... digital imaging technician
Chris Lewis .... chief lighting technician
David McGrory .... set lighting technician
Sherri Miranda .... camera operator
Joe Roach .... best boy grip
Joseph M. Setele .... camera operator
Jessica Spuehler .... grip
Carlos Tapia .... electrician
Rick Taylor .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rick Tucker .... key grip
Chris Updegrave .... grip
Benton Ward .... second assistant camera
Nate Wayman .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Lisa Wolfson .... second assistant camera
Ken Woodbury .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Vanessa Portillo .... extras casting
Marsha Van Winkle .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Haffner .... costumer
Jennifer Kamrath .... set costumer
Kathy Kann .... costume supervisor
Music Department
James Bairian .... music editor
Louis Castle .... music editor
Transportation Department
Eric Miller .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ben Barber .... production assistant
Roy DeMarco .... production assistant
Rob Fegen .... production coordinator
Lyal Holmberg .... location manager
David C. Olson .... assistant to producers
Victor Siegel .... key set production assistant
David E. Van Houten .... electronic press kit

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Also Known As:
"The Art of War 3: Retribution" - Europe (English title) (DVD title)
"Art of War 3" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for violence, brief language and sexual images
USA:88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Was actually filmed before The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008) (V), 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 »
Factual errors: At the very beginning, the American flag hanging in front of the Western Trade Corporation is displayed incorrectly.See more »
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27 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
If there is soap type of action this movie can win the 1-st prize., 31 July 2009
Author: robertcornea from Spain

The title sound perfect but there where the things ends.The fact that the stunts seems to made up by some 5 year old coordinator and the dialog is so predictive and boring that you can see the final sequence of the movie. My god, what the director and the whole crew members where thinking when they ware shooting the sequence when the main actor shoots at the two Koreans from 2 meters and runs out of bullet after depleting the gun trows at them with the pistol and hit one in the face.Come on guys even a 3 year kid will not buy something like that. Is so pathetic that not worth watching until the end really. How hard is to make something good when the budget doesn't allow it.

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