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Enemies Closer (2013)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Robbie ...
Saul (as Zahari Baharov)
Dimo Alexiev ...
Francois (as Kris Van Damme)
Vlado Mihailov ...
Jean (as Vladimir Mihailov)
Teodor Tsolov ...
Eto (as Teodor Tzolov)
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Ryan Spike Dauner ...
Spota (as Ryan Dauner - Spike)
Jonas Talkington ...
I.C.E. Leader
Paul Jenkins ...
I.C.E. Agent #1
Atanas Srebrev ...
I.C.E. Agent #2


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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Keep your friends close.


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aliança Mortal  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The "Royal Canadian Mounted Police" do not wear the classic red serge jackets, that's only for special events and even there there's only a handful of them. The "mounties" on duty in the movie should be wearing normal police style uniforms in dark colors. The production had the uniforms completely wrong and almost comedic. See more »


Xander: When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I *truly* loved that goose.
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Straightforward Action With An Anti Left Subtext

Enemies Closer is a fairly straightforward action movie set in the wilderness along the Canada-US border. Tom Everett Scott stars as Henry, a former navy seal who finds his military skills are needed again to deal with Van Damne's villainous drug smuggling Xander character. It features some good hand to hand combat sequences, and very little in the way of gun fighting. This is thanks to the fact that Xander is anti gun, and it is also established early on that he is an eco friendly organic vegan. When a villain is espousing these left wing values, it makes one a little suspicious about the agenda of the film and makes you question why it's there. Xander's character is explained and developed at one point when he tells a story about why he became a vegan. It should also be mentioned that Xander's gang of villains are mostly French too. Coincidence that they come from a very socialist area? On the other hand Ex soldier Henry Taylor does not tout a lot of right wing statements either. In fact he goes along as best as he can with the flow of the action accompanied by his partner Clay, played by Orlando Jones. Henry Taylor's character is revealed well by his interaction with Clay. His caring for others is in sharp contrast to the cold blooded nature of Xander. Xander's constant states about organic foods and the environment add an element of comedic relief to this film. I found it completely watchable as an action movie, and found the persistent anti left subtext in the film actually made it more entertaining to watch.

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