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The Killing Machine (I) (2010)
"Icarus" (original title)

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A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

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There were those who called him Icarus. Everyone else knew him as a divorced father working for an investment company. But they didn't know his other side-his dark side. Because Icarus was at his best when he was killing people. For years, he'd worked as a sleeper agent in America-but when the Soviet Empire collapsed, he found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to break from his dark past, he started over with a new identity. But you can only escape your past for so long. When a sudden mishap in Hong Kong blows Icarus' identity, past and present collide - and the assassin realizes he is now the target. The people that want him dead will stop at nothing to get to him. And that means going after what he cares about most-his wife and daughter. Fighting for his life, Icarus is forced to face the demons of his past to protect the loved ones in his present. He must fight to save the only thing he's ever done right in his life. He needs to uncover who is after him ... Written by Anonymous

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Released theatrically in Indonesia, Los Angeles, USA (one week engagement), the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Oman. See more »

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The Beretta 92FS Inox pistol used by Icarus suddenly changes to a Taurus PT92 and then back to a 92FS Inox during a shootout. See more »

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Edward Genn: That's the funny thing about fate... if you don't follow, it will drag you where it wants to go.
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Dolph is back...and kinda drops the ball
27 November 2010 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Businessman Edward Genn (Dolph Lundgren) is actually a former KGB agent who defected to the US just before the Soviet Union collapsed and has been making his real living as a hit-man-for-hire. Naturally, he didn't tell his ex-wife (Stefanie von Pfetten), who he has a daughter with. But she finds out soon enough when her family is in the crossfire of a mob war led by Eddie's old comrade Vadim (Bo Svenson). This is Lundgren's sixth effort as a director and, surprisingly, it is his worst effort behind the camera so far thanks mostly to a lame script and that pesky jittery camera work. The prospect of Dolph teaming with fellow Swede Svenson is enticing, but they really only have 5 minutes on screen. There are lots of fights/shootings but Dolph films them all terribly, which is strange given his penchant for well-shot action displayed previous to this. The worst is he has fallen into the Hollywood cliché of shaky-cam/crash zooms, even during quiet dialog scenes. Not as bad as Stallone did with THE EXPENDABLES, but still annoying.


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