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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Xander: [his last lines] Fucking gasoline! I knew it'll ruin everything!
[laughs maniacally as the boat explodes]
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Fun movie fueled by Van Damme's unhinged performance
26 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Finally watched this. I enjoyed it. The highlight is easily JC's performance, which is one of his best in my opinion. His villain is so wacky and over the top...almost like he was channeling Klaus Kinski or something. Another plus the movie had going for it was the pacing. Once it gets going, it doesn't slow down at all. It almost goes by too fast since it's only 85 minutes. Something I was kind of surprised with was how much JC was actually in it. I mean, this felt like a Van Damme movie! Not just a minute of screen time here and there. He 100% felt like the lead to me. I didn't mind Tom Everett Scott at all. Yeah, his character was a bit of a pussy and he isn't the first actor you would think of for an action role but it was just nice seeing a familiar Hollywood face...and acting wise, I thought he was fine. I would take him as a co star any day of the week over a Randy Couture type. Same goes for Orlando Jones. Everyone else, with the exception of the old guy that lived in the cabin, is a typical generic JCVD direct-to-video co star.

Production wise, I really liked the night time shooting. It hid the tiny budget pretty damn well and it just looked cool in general, I thought. The movie did have a few flaws that were annoying. For starters, Kris Van Varenberg was completely miscast and unconvincing as usual and every time that Linzey Cocker opened her mouth I wanted to hang myself! Also, some of the doubling was overly visible in some shots which is always irritating.

Overall, it may have been a bit of a let down considering that Peter Hyams gave us two of JC's best, but Enemies Closer is still WORLDS better than most other recent JCVD movies. It's a fun little action flick and I could easily re-watch it. 3.25/5


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