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Assassination Games -- In a world where no one can be trusted, two assassins reluctantly join forces to take down a ruthless drug dealer, crooked cops and shady underworld figures.
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19 January 2012 (Russia) See more »
Twice the fire... double the power!
Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Ernie Barbarash 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas 

Produced by
Mark Bakunas .... associate producer
Justin Bursch .... producer
Mike Callaghan .... executive producer
Brad Krevoy .... producer
Paul M. Leonard .... co-producer
Reuben Liber .... executive producer
Todd Moyer .... co-producer
Patrick Newall .... producer
Philip Poole .... assistant producer
Gabriel Popescu .... line producer
Alison Semenza .... co-producer
Lane Shefter Bishop .... co-producer
Nick Thurlow .... executive producer
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... executive producer
Bianca Brigitte VanDamme .... co-producer (as Bianca Van Varenberg)
Gregory M. Walker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Neal Acree 
Cinematography by
Phil Parmet 
Film Editing by
Peter Devaney Flanagan 
Casting by
Carolyn McLeod 
Production Design by
Paul Blanchard 
John Welbanks 
Art Direction by
Anca Perja 
Costume Design by
Ioana Corciova 
Makeup Department
Krystal Kershaw .... key makeup artist: New Orleans
Adrienne Lynn .... hair stylist
Manuela Pana .... makeup artist
Margareta Stefan .... hair stylist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... key makeup artist (as Andreea Dardea)
Elena Tudor .... hair stylist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup department head
Ilaria Zamprioli .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Patrick Newall .... unit production manager
Anthony Rolfes .... production supervisor
Cj Stewart .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Florin Filipescu .... second second assistant director
Mihaela Ionita .... first assistant director: second unit
Christopher Landry .... first assistant director
Ben Ledoux .... second assistant director: New Orleans
Patrick Newall .... second unit director
Maria Nita .... second second assistant director
Letitia Rosculet .... second assistant director
Stanimir Stamatov .... second unit director
Art Department
Stelian Anghelescu .... leadman
Marian Badea .... swing gang
Paul Blanchard .... set decorator: New Orleans
Gabriel Collins .... set decorator: New Orleans
Viorel Constantinescu .... props
Radu George .... swing gang
Cornel Nastase .... props
Vlad Panaitescu .... set construction manager
Dan Toma .... property master (as Daniel Toma)
Jeremy Woolsey .... visual consultant
Brook Yeaton .... property master: New Orleans
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Nicolae Comarzan .... boom operator
Mirel Cristea .... sound mixer
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Dobre Daniel .... cable puller
Jason Dotts .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Jason Dotts .... sound designer
Cameron O. Galloway .... adr editor
Cameron O. Galloway .... dialogue editor
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Iba .... adr mixer
Paul Knox .... sound effects editor
Ferenc Lukacs .... adr recordist
Liviu Lupsa .... sound recordist: second unit
Florian Stoica .... boom operator (second unit)
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Cristian Tarnovetchi .... sound mixer
Carlos Wilkerson .... boom operator
Rachel Grissom .... additional sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Stegaru Adrian .... special effects
Nick Allder .... special effects supervisor
Liviu Lungu .... special effects technician
Adrian Popescu .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Draghici Bogdan .... visual effects artist
Aurelian Cojocaru .... digital compositor
Nicolae-Gheorghe Cojocaru .... visual effects artist
Adrian Costea .... digital compositor
Adrian Costea .... on-set visual fx supervisor
Felix Lepadatu .... digital effects supervisor
Razvan Margineanu .... digital compositor
Claudiu Olaru .... matchmover
George Palcut .... digital compositor
Alexandru Ion Radu .... digital compositor
Jason Ripley .... visual effects artist
Cosmin Sarbulescu .... visual effects artist
D.J. Shea .... visual effects supervisor: Post Matters
Juan Soto .... visual effects coordinator
Lacramioara Vasiliu .... visual effects producer
Aurelian Vulpasu .... production manager
Tony Willis .... visual effects supervisor
Mihai Diaconu .... stunts
Marian Dumitru .... stunts
Duma Iulian .... stunts
Marin Petrica .... stunt performer
Rasvan Puiu .... stunt coordinator
Gabriel Serban .... stunts
Stanimir Stamatov .... fight choreographer
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunt coordinator
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Andrei Vintileanu .... stunts
Daniel Visan .... stunt actor
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Roxana Ardelean .... second assistant camera
Dragos Badea .... video assistant
Doru Baicu .... generator operator
Aurel Burtea .... generator operator
Mihaela Buruiana .... clapper loader
Joe Cassano .... dolly grip: New Orleans
Gilly Charbonnet .... key grip: New Orleans
Alexandru Chitoroaga .... DIT technician
Fericean Cosmin .... camera operator: second unit (as Cosmin Fericean)
Lucian Diaconu .... gaffer
Bogdan Dumitru .... DIT technician
Alexandru Enache .... DIT technician
Gheorghe Enache .... grip
Titi Gavrila .... first assistant camera
Stefan Hillerin .... camera operator: second unit
Marius Ivascu .... camera operator
McKay Johnson .... digital imaging technician: reshoots
Scott Luttrell .... grip: New Orleans
Phillipe Malita .... second assistant camera (as Philippe Malita)
Stefan Mangar .... camera operator
Mike McLaughlin .... gaffer: New Orleans (as Michael McLaughlin)
Lee McLemore .... best boy grip: New Orleans
Granaru Mihai .... electrician
Aurel Militaru .... electrician
Ionut Neculce .... electrician
Mihai Parvu .... electrician
Razvan Paslaru .... key grip
Marian Pisau .... grip
Alex Popescu .... assistant camera
Alexandru Popescu .... second assistant camera
Cornel Popescu .... first assistant camera: second unit
Luke Porterfield .... grip: New Orleans
Ivan Giany Roberto .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Trey Shaneyfelt .... best boy electric: New Orleans
Jessica Sims .... digital utility
Octavian Sotir .... second assistant camera
Bogdan Stanciu .... steadicam operator: "a" camera operator
Aurelian Stoica .... best boy grip
Ionut Voicu .... best boy electric
Toni Weick .... camera utility
Casting Department
Mihai Ghior .... casting: Romania
Laura Grosu .... extras casting
Liliana Toma .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurentiu Alexe .... dresser: Mr. Van Damme
Eli Calin .... wardrobe supervisor
Jillian Ann Kreiner .... costume supervisor: New Orleans (as Jillian Kreiner)
Diana Sav .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Paul Abelkis .... first assistant editor
Gerri Sax Bove .... post-production coordinator (as Gerri Lynn Sax)
John Portnoy .... colorist
Adam Rowe .... on-line editor
Juan Soto .... assistant on-line editor
Music Department
Laurie Ann Haus .... solo vocals (as Laurie Ann Hais)
Christopher Violette .... music supervisor (as Chris Violette)
Transportation Department
Lucian Agradinaritei .... driver
Cristi Albu .... driver
Alexandru Badea .... driver
Razvan Ciuraru .... driver
Florin Costa .... driver
Marian Crantea .... driver
Sorin Dinu .... transportation coordinator
Marian Florea .... driver
Bogdan Ionita .... driver
George Niculescu .... driver
Andi Rosu .... driver
Octav Tudor .... picture car coordinator (as Octavian Tudor)
Stefan Tudose .... driver
Cristian Tuta .... driver
Other crew
Oana Babes .... production coordinator
Petruta Baicu .... caterer
Andra Barbuica .... script supervisor
Liz Barker .... set production assistant: New Orleans
Teo Bostanica .... unit manager
Mihai Busuioc .... production accountant
Andrew Cavaness .... location assistant: New Orleans
Mona Coulter .... travel agent
Zack Earl Edwards .... additional set production assistant
Remus Enus .... production assistant
Matthew Ford .... set medic: New Orleans
Cristian Georgescu .... craft service
Justin Groetsch .... production coordinator: New Orleans
Mike Groner .... insurance broker
Pamela Jones .... post-production accountant
Yvette LaPlace .... location manager
Amy Law .... medic on set: New Orleans
Razvan Lazarescu .... cashier
Irina Matei .... script supervisor: second unit
Olteanu Mihai .... production assistant (as Mihai Olteanu)
Patrick Mizell .... location assistant: New Orleans
Elena Neacsu .... production assistant
Radu Nechita .... extras coordinator
Sandy Parker .... script supervisor: New Orleans
Cristian Popa .... craft service
Ashley Romain .... office production assistant: New Orleans
Viorel Scornea .... caterer
A.J. Timmcke .... assistant production coordinator: New Orleans
Jay Watt .... set medic
Shadoe Knight .... stand-in/photo double (uncredited)
Jordan Bursch .... special thanks
Mike Leeder .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Weapon" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence, torture, language and some sexuality/nudity
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Originally, Steven Seagal was supposed to play the Roland Flint role.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the opening credits, the film is reversed - some license plates are backwards.See more »
Vincent Brazil:People choose their deaths when they choose how they live.See more »
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52 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
The Best Film That You Probably Won't See This Summer, 29 July 2011
Author: hijklmno45 from United States

Wow! I really got lucky with this one! A Jean Claude Van Damme film released in theaters for the first time in the United States since 1998 if memory serves right! A very limited release mind you, but he's finally made it back to the big screen! It hasn't been advertised here at all which is a shame because Assassination Games is an excellent film! So where do I begin? Well, the film was shot for $4,000,000 dollars in some Eastern Block country which would normally scare me, but it actually ends up looking a lot better than the above stated price tag. Say around the 15 to 20,000,000 dollar range. The camera and editing work was very well done and the musical score is excellent, non pervasive and flows with the movie in a non intrusive way that adds to the dramatic effect instead of taking away from it. The story is pretty well done. I'd give the dialog a solid B for an action movie and there were no detectable plot holes that I could find.

The best actor in the film in my opinion was probably Andrew French who plays Nalbandian who plays Devil's Advocate to Van Damme fallowed by Maria Kaijan, Jean Claude, Scott Adkins and Ivan Kaye. In fact, the acting was pretty much all the way around solid except for the interpol agents who's dialog and delivery was extremely weak.

The film goes about 50/ 50 on the action to drama ratio. It drags a bit after the first 5 minutes or so but the fight scenes are interspersed throughout the film well and are also followable which is more than I could say for some larger budget films like the Transformers franchise and I would definitely have to say that Jean and Scott make an excellent action duo as they have the whole fire and ice thing going.

If you happen to be within an hours drive of any of the theaters listed on the movie website, go and check the film out. It isn't as good as JCVD or the new Universal Soldier, but it's a very close third. So go check it out or just wait for the DVD. It'll be worth it! Thank you Jean Claude! I never thought I'd see you on the big screen again!

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