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Deep within a forest on the US-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

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Henry
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Xander
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Clay
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Kayla
Christopher Robbie ...
Sanderson
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Saul (as Zahari Baharov)
Dimo Alexiev ...
Morris
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Francois (as Kris Van Damme)
Vlado Mihailov ...
Jean (as Vladimir Mihailov)
Teodor Tzolov ...
Eto
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Wooton
Ryan Spike Dauner ...
Spote (as Ryan Dauner - Spike)
Jonas Talkington ...
Ice Leader
Paul Jenkins ...
Agent I.C.E. #1
Atanas Srebrev ...
Ice Agent #2
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Forest ranger and Ex-Navy SEAL Henry is forced by the drug cartel to help retrieve a major shipment of drugs which went missing on the US-Canadian border. While in the woods, he runs into a man who has a vendetta against him, but both men must struggle to escape the forest and defeat the cartel, while at odds and at knife's edge with each other. Written by Anon

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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24 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Aliança Mortal  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Jean-Claude Van Damme was not originally cast as the villain, but both his casting and the characterization of Xander as an eccentric madman were suggested by director Peter Hyams. See more »

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At the end of the movie when Henry is chasing after Xander, through the trees you can see cars headlights as they are driving. They are on an island with no cars. See more »

Quotes

Xander: [drinking coffee] You know, these beans are fair trade from Columbia. No slash-and-burn agriculture, but...
Xander: [Henry aims a gun at Xander] ... you could care less, I'm sure.
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Low budget with lots of action
10 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A low budget B-movie action film with lots of fighting to recommend it, ENEMIES CLOSER is a film by former big bucks director Peter Hyams. It stars Jean-Claude Van Damme in one of his bad guy roles, playing a crazed drug smuggler who sets his sights on tracking down a couple of fugitives in the woods.

The plot is a load of old nonsense of course, designed solely to pack as much action as is possible into the running time. Given the low budget nature of the production, there are few car chases and shoot-outs here, just a couple of guys battling it out in a darkened wood. It's one of those films where seemingly every character knows martial arts of some kind and the choreography is decent to boot: I was certainly satisfying by the plentiful and hard-hitting combat scenes.

Van Damme plays his villain as a comedian, delivering his lines with energy and wit. He's by far the best actor in the production. Elsewhere, Orlando Jones is a deadly serious man out for revenge, while Tom Everett Scott (AN American WEREWOLF IN Paris) a park ranger who finds himself out of his depth. Both are adequate and acquit themselves well in the action stakes. ENEMIES CLOSER is a silly but violent production that's enough fun for you not to care about its various shortcomings.


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