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Writer (WGA):
Jeff Kauffmann (written by)
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Release Date:
8 February 2014 (Japan) See more »
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A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Storm

Adam Brody ... Chris

Rob Huebel ... Phil

Kristen Schaal ... Brenda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Megan Boone ... Lisa
Juan C. Defendini ... Javier

Eric Edelstein ... Jared
Zev Glassenberg ... Javier

Dennis Haysbert ... Mr. Palmer
Tommy Kavelin ... Bob Krayton

Michael J. Morris ... Michael
Teeadora Paz ... Stephanie (as Stephanie Lopez)

Robert Peters ... Dale
John Piñero ... Buddy the Pilot

Mark Sherman ... Sailor Bob

Aaron Takahashi ... Troy

Brian Tester ... Senior Naval Officer

Kristopher Van Varenberg ... Brett

Bianca Brigitte VanDamme ... Ashley (as Bianca Bree)
Andrea Ruiz ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Meltzer 
Writing credits
Jeff Kauffmann (written by)

Produced by
Leah Aldarondo .... executive producer coordinator
Robert Bevan .... executive producer
Charley Cabrera .... co-producer
Mark Cartier .... associate producer
Sue Denisco Mullin .... associate producer
Mark Feldstein .... executive producer
Alex Goldstone .... executive producer
Peter Graham .... executive producer
Stephen Hays .... executive producer
Samantha Horley .... executive producer
Hannah Kanew .... co-executive producer
Justin Kanew .... producer
Jeff Kauffmann .... executive producer
Corey Large .... executive producer
Ewan Leslie .... executive producer (as Ewan Jackson Leslie)
Cyril Megret .... executive producer
Rob Meltzer .... co-producer
JJ Mullin .... associate producer
Ethan Newberry .... associate producer
James Norrie .... associate producer
Alan Pao .... executive producer
Luis A. Riefkohl .... associate producer
Alan Duncan Ross .... co-producer
Brad Roth .... executive producer
Luillo Ruiz .... producer
Bruce Simberg .... executive producer
Elissa Simberg .... co-executive producer
Arthur Tommaselli .... co-executive producer
Rita Tommaselli .... co-executive producer
Belly Torres .... associate producer
Kristopher Van Varenberg .... associate producer
Original Music by
Karl Preusser 
Cinematography by
Eric Haase (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harry Yoon 
Casting by
Erin Toner 
Production Design by
Leslie Keel 
Art Direction by
Mailara Santana 
Costume Design by
Anita Ramirez 
Makeup Department
Christine Aquino .... assistant makeup artist
Ybelka Hurtado .... assistant hair stylist
Jacqueline Jimenez .... key makeup artist
Griselle Osorio .... additional hair stylist
Elenia Peña .... assistant makeup artist
Aida Pizarro .... assistant makeup artist
Marielena Ramirez .... head hairstylist (as Marielena Ramírez)
Marielena Ramirez .... head hairstylist
Angel A. Rivera .... assistant makeup artist (as Ángel Rivera)
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist: Mr. Van Damme
Production Management
Rosi Acosta .... production supervisor
Charley Cabrera .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Colon .... trainee assistant director
Kemel Jamis .... second second assistant director
Javier Enrique Pérez .... second assistant director (as Javier Enrique Perez)
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director (as Franklin Vallette)
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul Alfaro .... set dresser
Ricky Alfaro .... assistant carpenter
Carlos 'Carly' Antunez .... set dresser
Fernando Carrion .... lead man
Oscar A. Colom Cruz .... set dresser
Yinan Estrada-Ortiz .... art coordinator
Angel Flores .... scenic painter
Ricardo Hernandez .... vendor
Bryant Huffman .... on set dresser
Jeffrey Judway .... props assistant
Mayna Magruder .... buyer
Fausto Montero .... carpenter
Bayrex Padro .... set dresser
Amilcar Rivera .... props master
Adrian Robles Reyes .... art pa
Tristana Robles .... buyer
Aaron Rust .... assistant carpenter
Omar Santiago .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Matt D. Hall .... sound designer
Matt D. Hall .... sound effects editor
Luis Landrau .... boom operator
Leobardo Ledon .... foley mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor
Hiraldo Pino .... cable puller
G.W. Pope III .... foley artist
Heriberto Rosas .... sound mixer
Brad Whitcanack .... sound effects editor/sound designer
Special Effects by
Rafy Perez .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Mohsen Bizar .... visual effects artist
Elliott Jobe .... visual effects supervisor
Chun-Lin Kuo .... compositor
Lin Liu .... compositor
Matthew Rappaport .... visual effects coordinator
Daniel Szeto .... senior compositor
Evan Wen .... compositor
Raul Alcocer .... stunt coordinator (as Luis R. Alcocer)
Jonathan Castellano .... stunts
Master Lee .... stunts
Edgardo Rivera .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmanuel Carrion .... best boy electric
Angel Castro .... digital image technician
Leslie Colombani .... electrician
Leslie Colombani .... gaffer
Edgar Colón .... camera operator: "a" camera
Edgar Colón .... steadicam operator
Francisco Cordero .... best boy grip
Alberto de la Vega .... camera pa
Allan Feshold .... electrician
Andres Figueroa .... dolly grip
Andrés Figueroa .... grip (as Jose Andre Figueroa)
Natasha Luna .... camera pa
Zoraida Luna .... first assistant camera
Santiago Benet Mari .... electrician
Cesar Marrero Sr. .... first assistant camera (as Cesar Marrero)
Alfredo Melendez .... second assistant camera
Raphy Molinary .... camera operator
Raphy Molinary .... director of photography: second unit
Willie Montañez .... second assistant camera (as Willie Montanez)
Jose M. Morales .... grip
Bayoan Padro .... grip
Ignacio Nacho Pesquera .... electrician
Jacinto Reyes .... electrician
Oggie Rivera .... grip
Francisco Román .... still photographer
Gilberto Rosario .... grip
Casting Department
Camille Collazo .... casting associate
Tere Lopez .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yasiri Castro .... set costumer
Lea Guivas-Murphy .... costume assistant
Angie Olmedo .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Jon Berry .... assistant editor
Scott Gregory .... digital colorist
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate editor
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Jose Arias .... transportation captain
Omar Colon Rodriguez .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sara Alvarez .... production coordinator
Abdiel Angleró .... production office manager
Lionel A. Berrios .... production assistant
Alejandro Berríos .... script supervisor
Diana Liz Calderon .... office intern
Robert Colon .... production assistant
Milton Cordero .... production assistant
Jose de Miguel .... motorcycle provider
Luis R. Estrella-Rivera .... location manager (as Luis Estrella)
Ada Freytes .... location production assistant
Hilda Frontanés .... accounting assistant
Angel Hernandez .... key craft service
Suzanne Holland .... legal services
Kemel Jamis .... key production assistant
Peter Karrasquillo .... travel and housing coordinator
Chad Mathis .... legal services
Esteban Alvarez Medina .... craft service assistant
Anabelle Mullen .... production assistant
Annabelle Mullen .... production assistant
Mariam Padial .... location assistant
Karla Lopez Santiago .... intern production assistant
Chris Sprister .... adr loop group
Gina Velez .... production assistant
Christopher Waters .... production accountant
Justin Begnaud .... completion bond executive: Film Finances (uncredited)
Frank Buckner .... special thanks
George Gallo .... thanks
Todd Holland .... thanks
John Hyams .... thanks
Rian Johnson .... thanks
David Miner .... thanks

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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

One of the aliases (François Van Varenberg) Jean-Claude Van Damme is accused of being an impersonator is actually his real name .See more »
Factual errors: The aircraft the team flies out in, N106SW, is a Shorts SD3-30, and by law requires a crew of two to fly at all times. It is illegal to fly it single pilot in this aircraft, even when there are no passengers on board.See more »
Chris:Uh, Phil has had a statute of himself made.
Brenda:Solid craftsmanship!
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Jean-Claude Van Damme tries his hand at comedy!, 25 March 2014
Author: Hellmant from United States

'WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Jean-Claude Van Damme tries his hand at comedy with this workforce island retreat slapstick adventure film also starring Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, Megan Boone, Kristen Schaal and Dennis Haysbert. Brody plays an insecure office worker who is always being bullied by his co-worker (played by Huebel) and dreaming of a better life. Van Damme plays an ex-marine wilderness guide who takes the office on a 'work team adventure'. It was directed by Rob Meltzer and written by first time film writer Jeff Kauffmann. I found the movie to be pretty poorly written and directed but I did admire the effort put in by all of the cast (especially Van Damme).

Brody plays Chris, a bullied office worker who is constantly fantasizing about impressing his boss, Mr. Crawford (Haysbert), and co-workers; especially an HR manager named Lisa (Boone). Huebel plays the man who's always taking advantage of Chris, named Phil, and recently stole a successful idea of his. Chris finally has the chance to stand up to Phil, and prove his worth to all of his co-workers, when the entire work team is stranded on an island during a retreat. Their instructor, an ex-marine named Storm Rothchild (Van Damme), is attacked by a tiger and decommissioned.

This is Van Damme's first venture into comedy and he does a great job; I'm becoming more and more impressed with him (as an actor, athlete and entertainer) as years go on. It's just a shame he didn't have a better script and director to work with. I'd still much rather watch a movie like this than something like 'THE GAME PLAN' (with The Rock) or 'THE PACIFIER' (with Vin Diesel) though. Brody and Huebel are always good in comedies like this and it's great to see Haysbert stretching and doing comedy as well (and he's funny in his few scenes). I just didn't like the story or most of the jokes very much (and thought it was pretty poorly directed). Grade A for acting and effort though.

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