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Assassination Games -- Jack Conway and Derek Chase are the two best assassins in the world-but unknown to each other. While Conway is a master sharpshooter, Chase is equally skilled with a knife. These two rival assassins form an uneasy alliance to take down the head of a drug cartel, which is backed by the DEA.
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19 January 2012 (Russia) See more »
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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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Directed by
Ernie Barbarash 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas 

Produced by
Mark Bakunas .... associate producer
Bianca Bree .... co-producer (as Bianca Van Varenberg)
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
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
 
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
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
 
Stunts
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
Philippe Malita .... second assistant camera
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 Kreiner .... costume supervisor: New Orleans
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 Neascu .... 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)
 
Thanks
Jordan Bursch .... special thanks
Mike Leeder .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Weapon" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence, torture, language and some sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
101 min
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Continuity: When Vincent visits his contractor, after turning down the chocolate, he is shown some "goodies he cannot refuse". When the bag is thrown on the table, a diamond rolls out onto the table. When Vincent reaches to pick the bag up to examine the South African diamonds, the loose diamond has disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Vincent Brazil:This is my contract.
Roland Flint:It's personal.
Vincent Brazil:If you lose me my fee, that's personal to me!
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Neither here nor there, stuck in the doldrums, 15 August 2011
Author: Ginu George from India

Script and financial limitations can hinder the most precious of stories. For once, Scott Adkins played a character and not himself in his movies. I didn't like that to be honest but as an actor that is what Scott needs. I mean in this movie Scott gets taken down by so many guys who in reality he could kill with his bare hands. Van Damme is stuck with the monotonous monologue affected robotic hit-man which seemed tacky. But that is due to lack of histrionic skill. Kurt Russell did it slightly better in soldier. Arnie did it really good in Terminator. But that was aided by the requirements of the character. Adkins has improved as an actor since the awful Ninja. He has some variety now in his resume. In this movie, AG, Scott plays a really vulnerable man. Quite the opposite of the invulnerable Yuri Boyka, Scott's best role so far.

The movie synopsis given here is tardy, and seems to indicate the crazed stereotypical view of Americans that everything revolves around them. There is no DEA nonsense here. It is the Interpol whose dirty cops provide cannon fodder for the lead actors while the main villain is a despicable criminal leader (played well by the actor).

This movie had a lot of positives going for it in terms of potential. It was a lot better than the DTV releases the 2 lead actors have been used to recently. Van Damme's face looks drawn and destroyed beyond the skills of the most talented makeup artistes in the world. He could go the Charles Bronson reloaded route with that face.

The key here is that while both the lead actors combined could compile the most complex and comprehensive columns of a martial arts encyclopedia, this movie has stayed away from capitalising on the copious martial arts talents possessed by Adkins and Van Damme. It was fresh and new of course, but nevertheless it just added to a long list of things this movie lacked.

While this movie is worth watching once especially if you are a JCVD/martial arts fan, it is only an average action film that didn't maximize its potential. The remote controlled machine gun was a nice touch but it is just one of the momentary shades of quality in a film that can never be anything above underrated. The crew just tried too much in the name of freshness, and as a result the final product ended up in the doldrums, neither here nor there.

Scott would do good to get some serious acting lessons as would JCVD. A lot of people, including me, cannot keep watching Kickboxer/Bloodsport/Universal Soldier/Hard Target/Undisputed 2,3 again and again.

Interestingly, JCVD's kids play roles in the film. His daughter Bianca(a super stunner) plays Adkins' wife. His son, Kristopher plays one of the villains I believe.

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