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Enemies Closer -- After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no communication to the outside world, Henry finds himself face to face with Clay, a man with a personal vendetta against Henry who has returned for retribution. Now, the two mortal enemies must make a choice: put aside their past and work together, or die alone at the hands of the drug runners, a ruthless gang who will stop at nothing to retrieve their lost cargo.


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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tom Everett Scott ... Henry

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Xander

Orlando Jones ... Clay

Linzey Cocker ... Kayla
Christopher Robbie ... Sanderson

Zahary Baharov ... Saul (as Zahari Baharov)
Dimo Alexiev ... Morris

Kristopher Van Varenberg ... 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
Georgi Manchev ... Ice Agent #3
Plamen Dimov ... Flatboy
Erin Steffey ... Girlfriend
Christopher Lornetz ... Officer
Nikolay Varbanov ... Redneck
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matt Medrano ... Pilot

Reginal Varice ... Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Hyams 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Bromberg  writer
James Bromberg 

Produced by
Stephanie Caleb .... co-producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Sufo Evtimov .... line producer
Tzvetozar 'Sufo' Evtimov .... line producer
Emmanuel Girod .... associate producer
Wayne Marc Godfrey .... associate producer
Lauren Ito .... co-producer
Orlando Jones 
Robert Jones .... associate producer
Arnaud Lannic .... associate producer
Christopher Milburn .... executive producer
Bobby Ranghelov .... producer
Joel Silver .... executive producer
Courtney Solomon .... producer
Original Music by
Tony Morales 
Cinematography by
Peter Hyams 
Film Editing by
John Hyams 
Casting by
Sue Jones 
Marianne Stanicheva 
Production Design by
Philip Harrison 
Art Direction by
Valentina Mladenova 
Set Decoration by
Krasi Pashkulev 
Costume Design by
Irina Kotcheva 
Makeup Department
Anna Andreeva .... makeup artist
Daniela Avramova .... makeup artist
Maria Stankovich .... makeup artist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sufo Evtimov .... unit production manager
Tzvetozar 'Sufo' Evtimov .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katerina Atanasova .... second second assistant director
Asya Chakarova .... second assistant director
Petya Evtimova .... first assistant director
Vanessa Hickey .... second assistant director: USA
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director (as Franklin Vallette)
Art Department
Peter Atanasov .... carpenter
Lidiya Burukova .... graphic designer (as Lidia Burukova)
Ivan Dimitrov .... stand by dresser
Martin Genchev .... props
Jordan Jordanov .... storyboard artist
Mosko Masev .... property master
Nikolai Nikolov .... assistant art director
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Lyubo Samardjiev .... construction manager
Lubo Semerdjiev .... constructions
Dobrinka Stamenkova .... art department coordinator
Kristian Stoyanov .... set dresser
Kristqn Stoyanov-Kiko .... stand by dresser
Todor Tunov .... stand by props
Sound Department
Boris Atanasov .... boom operator
Michael Baird .... supervising sound editor
Scott Brewster .... adr mixer
Jason Dotts .... sound re-recording mixer
Emil Evtimov .... sound mixer
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Leobardo Ledon .... foley mixer
Geordy Sincavage .... foley supervisor
Special Effects by
Velizar Diabrailov .... special effects technician
Doichin Doichinov .... special effects assistant
Zarko Karatanchev .... special effects supervisor
Tsvetan Miladinov .... special effects assistant
Iliva Zaikov .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tarn Fox .... visual effects supervisor
D.J. Shea .... visual effects artist
Yevgen Skorobogatko .... visual effects supervisor
Victor Trichkov .... visual effects supervisor: Cinemotion Ltd.
Jean Daniel Zacharias .... visual effects producer
Asen Asenov .... stunts
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunt double: Zahary Baharov
Dimiter Doichinov .... stunts
Zahari Grozdanov .... stunt performer
Radoslav Ignatov .... fight team
Borislav Iliev .... fight choreographer
Borislav Iliev .... stunt coordinator
Danko Jordanov .... stunt double: Tom Everett Scott
Todor Lazarov .... stunt performer
Georgi Manchev .... stunt double
Stilyan Mavrov .... stunts
Radoslav Parvanov .... fight team
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunt performer
Teodor Tsolov .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Yavor Aleksandrov .... grip
Ivailo Angelov .... electrician
Konstantin Bodurov .... electrician
Darin Borisov .... electrician
Miroslav Borisov .... best boy grip
Miroslav Borisov .... key grip best boy
Jule Fontana .... data imaging technician
Daniel Gogov .... grip
Anton Ivanov .... electrician
Ivo Ivanov .... second assistant camera
Peter Kostov .... electrician
Pavel Mitov .... gaffer
Vihar Nikolov .... grip
Petar .... electrician
Georgi Petkov .... key grip
Lorenzo Senatore .... camera operator
Iva Slavova .... second assistant camera (as Iva Chapkanova)
Ivo Stefcho .... digital loader
Venelin Stepanov .... grip
Miroslav Stoilov .... first assistant camera
Emiliano Topai .... first assistant camera
Alexandre Trenev .... best boy electric
Kiril Valchanov .... Steadicam operator
Kiril Valchanov .... camera operator: "b" camera
Simon Varsano .... still photographer
Vasil Vasilev .... electrician
Georgi Vasillev .... epk cameraman
Victor .... electrician
Sterling Wiggins .... first assistant camera
Georgi Yankov .... video assistant
Iliya Yonev .... grip
Casting Department
Katerina Goranova .... casting assistant
Niki Kitaeca .... extras assistant
Hank Langlois .... additional casting by
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marieta Duncheva .... seamstress
Velemira Petkova .... costume supervisor
Yana Sheremetova .... costumer
Georgi Petrov Yakimov .... on set costumer
Editorial Department
Andrew Drazek .... assistant editor
Tarn Fox .... colorist
Ryan Hymel .... post-production assistant
Cj Stewart .... digital intermediate producer
Erin Nicole Wyatt .... on-line editor
Music Department
Sherri Chung .... additional music arranger
Pakk Hui .... additional music arranger
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Robert Lydecker .... additional music arranger
Michael John Mollo .... additional music arranger
Tony Morales .... score producer
Andrew Ransom .... music assistant: score
Stuart Michael Thomas .... additional music arranger
Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Asparuh Avramov .... driver: producer
Ivaylo Georgiev .... driver
Gogo Iossifov .... transportation coordinator
Pepi Konstantinov .... driver
Aniss Makki .... driver
Nikolai Milev .... driver: Orlando Jones
Yordan Milev .... driver: director
Yulian Mitev .... driver
Krasi Pishev .... driver
Asen Sokolov .... driver: cast van
Mihail Yordanov .... driver: cast van
Other crew
Vladislav Asenov .... production assistant
Kate Bowen .... u.s. accountant
Denitsa Dobreva .... production accountant
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Vania Georgieva .... doctor
Boris Ivanov .... office runner
Ivan Ivanov .... caterer
Borislava Ivanova .... craft service
Ivan Kolev .... extras wrangler
Martin Kolev .... cashier
Ivan Kolev-Zlatnia .... extras wrangler
Toni Lalov .... location manager
Mosko Masev .... propmaster
Milena Mihaylova .... script supervisor
Mitko Milushev .... location manager
Sylvia Musharska .... production accountant assistant
Nikolay Nikolav .... production assistant
Stasi Petrova .... production coordinator
Marina Ranghelova .... Travel Coordinator
Stefan Razlojki .... armourer
Alexander Skerlev .... production assistant
Georgi Skerlev .... set coordinator
Boyan Stamatov .... production assistant
Marin Takov .... armourer
Ina Vaseva .... accounts payable
Emil Velkov .... production assistant
Vasil Velkov .... production assistant

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Rated R for strong violence and language.
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
Clay:Looks like you brought a knife to a gunfight.See more »


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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Fun movie fueled by Van Damme's unhinged performance, 26 January 2014
Author: mikesblast from United States

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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