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6 Bullets (2012)

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An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.

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Becky Fayden
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Vlad (as Uriel Emil Pollack)
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Stelu
Mark Lewis ...
Bogdanov
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Selwyn Gaul (as Kristopher Van Varenberg)
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Amalia (as Bianca Van Varenberg)
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Victor
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Fiona (as Celesta Shanti Hodge)
Sorin Cristea ...
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Veteran mercenary Samson Gaul (Jean-Claude Van Damme) knows that in the heat of battle, every bullet counts. He retired from combat when his actions resulted in the deaths of helpless victims, but now he's the last hope for a desperate father. Mixed Martial Artist, Andrew Fayden (Joe Flanigan, Stargate: Atlantis) knows how to fight, but alone he's unprepared to navigate the corrupt streets of a foreign city to find his kidnapped daughter. Together, these warriors will stop at nothing to tear apart a vile network of criminals that prey upon the innocent. Written by marumuga

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The greater the sinner, the greater the saint.


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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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17 November 2012 (Japan)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$72,165 (United Arab Emirates) (21 February 2013)
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Although the movie depicts the situation in Moldova in Eastern Europe and the action is set to take place in Moldova ironically not a single scene was shot in Moldova. See more »

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When Gaul and his son are talking in the rain, the son's umbrella keeps changing hands between shots. See more »

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Inspector Kvitko: [pointing at child sex slave corpses] Do you know what these fuckers do when they think they are being raided? They hide the underage girls in the walls! And you last night out here blasting, the first thing they do is shove the kids in the crawlspace. And then you turn the parking lot into a fucking inferno. Well, guess what... fire spreads.
[looks down at the burned children]
Inspector Kvitko: Most of them died from smoke inhalation.
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Edited from Kingdom Hospital (2004) See more »

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Moscow, Feel the Beat
Written by Liquid Agents, Jeremy, Mage, Julia Bekker, Avans, and Pavel
Performed by Liquid Agents, Jeremy, Mage, Julia Bekker, Avans, and Pavel
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Good - Probably would watch it again sometime.
15 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Jean-Claude Van Damme action flick.

I've seen a number of his similar films over the years and feel that they have all been better than average. Meaning that if you like action movies, Van Damme delivers with ones that you will probably watch again sometime.

Like Assassination Games (2011), this one features his son and daughter (his daughter also produces). No, his kids won't win any acting awards either, but they turn in credible performances for their characters. For his part, Van Damme acts better than I have ever seen him act before as a troubled ex-mercenary who has built a reputation finding and returning kidnapped children. He also seems to have built one for leaving a lot of bodies behind, including innocents. Unlike most of his other movies where he does no wrong, this one has him a lot more fallible and even negligent. His realizations have him showing lingering regret that really spices up this plot.

While this film is vaguely similar to Taken (2009), there are more differences than similarities. It also shows what amoral lengths the family of a kidnapped child might be willing to go to to get their kid back.

This is a good action flick with some thought provoking moments about consequences and choices. I recommend it.


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