An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »
Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.
In search of money and freedom from the American justice system, criminals from the United States moved to Eastern Europe, where the laws were replaced by the crime after the collapse of the Communist system. Many of them chose Prague as their hideout, where crime lords were willing to pay a suitable sum of money to assassins in order to eliminate their rivals. One such assassin, Ray Carver (Cuba Gooding Jr.), works for two rival gangs as their main killer. When Ray attempts to murder a Chechen drug lord, he is being pursued by the mobsters. Meanwhile, Suverov mafia hires Alexey 'The Wolf' Andreev (Dolph Lundgren), an assassin from Russia who is rumored to be not existent. This is when the real gang war starts. Written by
Don't confuse this movie as Lundgren starring vehicle. Cuba is the star of the movie and rumors have it, that Dolph did decline to play the main role and opted for this other character, because he thought the main character was dull (he apparently said it to a German film magazine). Need I say more?
But even the guy he plays has more flaws than you be used to. He tries to be funny with that character, but doesn't succeed that often. Lundgren is one thing (he seems like a very funny person and we do know he knows how to use his brain, his doctor title being more than prove enough), but how did Cuba Gooding Jr. slid into this muddle? He must wonder himself. And I'm pretty sure he'd wish someone was there, to help him help himself (or whatever he said in that Tom Cruise movie Jerry Maguire).
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