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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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Plot:
A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Van-Damme makes this film watchable See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (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

Bianca Bree ... Ashley
Juan C. Defendini ... Javier

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

Dennis Haysbert
Tommy Kavelin ... Bob Krayton

Stephanie Lopez ... Stephanie

Michael J. Morris ... Michael

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

Mark Sherman ... Sailor Bob

Aaron Takahashi ... Troy

Brian Tester ... Senior Naval Officer

Kristopher Van Varenberg ... Brett
Andrea Ruiz ... Bartender (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rob Meltzer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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 .... key hair stylist (as Marielena Ramírez)
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 Perez .... second assistant director
Franklin Vallette .... first assistant director
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
Jason Abell .... adr recordist
Jason Abell .... dialogue editor
Jason Abell .... foley editor
Jason Abell .... m&e mixer
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
 
Special Effects by
Rafy Perez .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Chun-Lin Kuo .... compositor
Lin Liu .... compositor
Daniel Szeto .... senior compositor
Evan Wen .... compositor
 
Stunts
Luis R. Alcocer .... stunt coordinator
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
Jose Andre Figueroa .... grip
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)
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
 
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
Gina Velez .... production assistant
Christopher Waters .... production accountant
Justin Begnaud .... completion bond executive: Film Finances (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Frank Buckner .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
95 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the aliases (François Van Varenberg) Jean-Claude Van Damme is accused of being an impersonator is actually his real name .See more »
Quotes:
Storm:[Talking to tiger] Be not afraid, my noble jungle brother.See more »
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Soundtrack:
KarateSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Van-Damme makes this film watchable, 12 February 2014
Author: Mash-the-stampede from New Zealand

I'm not going to get into any plot or detailed film descriptions in this review (if you can call it that). All I'm am going to write is what I did and did not enjoy about this film.

Firstly, the bad parts - the thing that really let's the film down is the writing - basically the majority of the actors just aren't given enough to play with. They all try really hard to get laughs, whether it be by forcing out swear words or resorting to penis and boob jokes that come across more than a little forced. The characters for the most part are likable enough but the comedic actors/actresses like Kristen Schaal are not used to their full comedic potential and it is disappointing to say the least.

TV actors Adam Brody and Megan boon are good on their roles and do their best at trying to keep the viewer from nodding off into a dull boredom coma.

So why give what really is just another average comedy film that would otherwise deserve only a 5 out of ten, a 7?

Well, the answer is obvious - Jean-Claude Van Damme! Not only does he save this film from being shelved completely - he manages to make it really enjoyable and worth watching and he really is hilarious!

I have always been a massive Van Damme fan ( or "Fan a Damme" as I like to put it) but that being said, I think comedy is really a route he should explore on a more regular basis. Every scene Van Damme appears in - he steals completely and the only laugh-out-loud scenes in the film are they ones with him in them! Clearly he is enjoying himself and it really shows on screen. Whether he is stealing the other actors lines or just making fun of himself - JCVD is the one and only reason you should watch this film and I give the extra 2 stars to this films rating due to his brilliant, comedic performance.

Hopefully this film is the comedic stepping-stone Van Damme uses to land a comedy role in a big-budget comedy film and to give him the big mainstream hit he really deserves :)

You are and always will be the man, Van Damme!!!

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