The Way of War (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  10 February 2009 (USA)
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A paramilitary operative goes on a rampage after discovering a conspiracy to commit war.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vernel Bagneris ...
Samir / Ace of Spades
Edrick Browne ...
Nick Lopez ...
Rob Bartenstein ...
Man on the left
Brad C. Carter ...
Man on the right


Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one fighting for American security and integrity. Written by First Look Studios

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He has a single mission. To explore the truth.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conspiración militar  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene at the bus station David is supposed to be in Washington D.C. As the cab is pulling away you see a traffic sign for US Highways 61 & 190. This intersection and the bus station are actually in Baton Rouge, LA and not in Washington D.C. See more »


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References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »


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Performed by Tim Hockenberry
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User Reviews

do you hear the barking? it's this movie (a dog)
26 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't believe Cuba would be in this. I have enjoyed him in other roles, but this movie is pathetic. Has he sunk this low to accept such a role? After seeing him in movies like Tuskegee Airmen, Jerry Maguire, and Pearl Harbor (to name a few), I expected a lot more here. The only saving grace was getting to see Clarence Williams III (Linc in original Mod Squad TV series). J. K. Simmons is normally a good actor, but there was nothing to work with here. There was not enough of a cohesive plot to go around though. Don't bother watching this one. The dialog was random and nonsensical. Everyone wanted to talk in hushed tones and mysterious, incomplete thoughts. I'm glad I only wasted a $1 renting this one.

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