With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine. With this "UniSol"... See full summary »
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
In the spring, the full moon shines for the warrior who has lost his way. Coyote is the spirit that leads back to life. If he follows the coyote when the moon is full, the warrior will see the path once more...
John G. Avildsen
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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
Both of the actors who portray the kidnapped daughter's parents also played prominent characters in the Stargate universe. On Stargate: Atlantis, Joe Flanigan played Lt. Col. John Sheppard, the highest ranking military officer in Earth's expedition to the Ancient city-ship of Atlantis. On Stargate: SG-1, Anna-Louise Plowman played Dr. Sarah Gardner, a former flame of Daniel Jackson and later host to the Goa'uld system lord Osiris. See more »
The plot in the movie is supposed to take place in Moldova, mainly the capital Kishinev. Yet in most scenes shot outside the cars display Romanian license plates. Example: The cars parked on the street across the American Embassy clearly show a "B" which implies the vehicles are registered in Bucharest, Romania. See more »
[in a confession booth]
Forgive me father, I have sinned. It's been quite a while since my last confession. I... I wonder, does God really forgive, even our worst crimes?
[in the next booth disguised as a priest]
[looks Stelu in the eye]
[executes him with a silenced pistol]
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Jean-Claude Van Damme shines as Samson Gual, an ex-mercenary haunted by tragic accidents of his past job who seeks to redeem himself when he's approached by a MMA fighter who seeks Gual's help in getting his fourteen year old daughter back after she's abducted by sex traffickers.
While a bit hokey in places and some of the acting by the bit players leaving much to be desired, all the major characters do a very adequate job and the action scenes are very good. I found myself enjoying this "Taken"-esque film quite a bit. JCVD indeed has another winner on his hands.
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