Most Voted Action Feature Films Released 1998-01-01 to 1998-12-31


1. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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42 Metascore

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Votes: 357,485 | Gross: $201.57M

2. Blade (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror

7.1
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45 Metascore

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 216,419 | Gross: $70.09M

3. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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60 Metascore

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 210,878 | Gross: $141.15M

4. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 206,917 | Gross: $111.55M

5. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 165,632 | Gross: $136.31M

6. Ronin (1998)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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67 Metascore

A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 157,520 | Gross: $41.62M

7. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 150,975 | Gross: $94.10M

8. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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40 Metascore

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 146,554 | Gross: $140.46M

9. The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure

6.5
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48 Metascore

The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 140,626 | Gross: $56.97M

10. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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37 Metascore

With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 139,530 | Gross: $130.44M

11. The Negotiator (1998)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 118,434 | Gross: $44.48M

12. U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan, who has been accused of a double-murder.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 85,771 | Gross: $57.17M

13. Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

Votes: 83,756 | Gross: $54.68M

14. Taxi (I) (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary

Votes: 68,878 | Gross: $0.27M

15. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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51 Metascore

Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 66,385 | Gross: $74.33M

16. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 65,820 | Gross: $25.19M

17. Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.1
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42 Metascore

The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 64,804 | Gross: $69.12M

18. The Siege (1998)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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53 Metascore

The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 62,973 | Gross: $40.98M

19. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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64 Metascore

When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 62,723 | Gross: $70.12M

20. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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37 Metascore

Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 60,335 | Gross: $32.94M

21. Soldier (I) (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 47,559 | Gross: $14.57M

22. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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42 Metascore

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 47,068 | Gross: $20.24M

23. The Avengers (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.7
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12 Metascore

Two British agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 37,720 | Gross: $23.32M

24. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

G | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.0
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35 Metascore

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Jay Goede

Votes: 33,800 | Gross: $85.74M

25. Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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A secret agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by a number of other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 32,006

26. Hard Rain (1998)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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36 Metascore

A armored-truck driver and his nephew try to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

Votes: 29,477 | Gross: $19.82M

27. Deep Rising (1998)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.0
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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 29,412 | Gross: $11.20M

28. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.8
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Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."

Director: John Landis | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Walter Levine, Tom Davis

Votes: 28,556 | Gross: $13.98M

29. The Big Hit (1998)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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31 Metascore

Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.

Director: Kirk Wong | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Avery Brooks

Votes: 26,457 | Gross: $27.05M

30. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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51 Metascore

A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 25,214 | Gross: $50.63M

31. The Replacement Killers (1998)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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42 Metascore

A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang

Votes: 24,925 | Gross: $18.97M

32. Species II (1998)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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19 Metascore

An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 24,783 | Gross: $19.17M

33. Wrongfully Accused (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.1
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Ryan Harrison is framed for murder and must prove himself innocent by finding a mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man after escaping from a bus accident on the way to jail.

Director: Pat Proft | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Kelly LeBrock, Melinda McGraw

Votes: 20,573 | Gross: $9.62M

34. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 20,570

35. Thursday (1998)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover... See full summary »

Director: Skip Woods | Stars: Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Paulina Porizkova, James Le Gros

Votes: 15,472 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Desperate Measures (1998)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Frank Conner is an honest police officer who desperately needs to save his son's life. However, after losing all hope, he finds out that a criminal Peter McCabe in jail is his only savior.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Brian Cox, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 14,785 | Gross: $13.81M

37. Knock Off (1998)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

4.8
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37 Metascore

Action star Jean Claude Van Damme plays a fashion designer who must join forces with a C.I.A. agent to combat terrorism.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon, Paul Sorvino

Votes: 12,665 | Gross: $10.08M

38. The Patriot (1998)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

4.1
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A respected doctor must race against time to find a cure for a lethal virus, unleashed by a paramilitary militia leader.

Director: Dean Semler | Stars: Steven Seagal, L.Q. Jones, Gailard Sartain, Silas Weir Mitchell

Votes: 10,835

39. Satya (1998)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 10,765

40. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.8
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44 Metascore

Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Loni Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Jim Varney, Victor Wong

Votes: 9,567 | Gross: $0.38M

41. The Newton Boys (1998)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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57 Metascore

The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 9,404 | Gross: $10.30M

42. Ghulam (1998)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Ghulam means a slave. Sidharth (Aamir Khan) is an amateur boxer who does not work, preferring to loaf about with friends. His older brother Jai (Rajit Kapoor) works with a gangster who ... See full summary »

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Rajit Kapoor, Mita Vasisht

Votes: 9,401

43. Gunda (1998)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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When a coolie's family is murdered by a group of gangsters and politicians, he swears revenge on them.

Director: Kanti Shah | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Mukesh Rishi, Mohan Joshi, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 9,084

44. Black Dog (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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Ex-truck driver Jack Crews (Patrick Swayze) has just been released from prison for vehicular manslaughter after losing control and hitting a stranded motorist. His family is in danger of ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis, Meat Loaf, Gabriel Casseus

Votes: 7,509 | Gross: $12.83M

45. A Murder of Crows (1998)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 6,755

46. Six-String Samurai (1998)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai on his way to Lost Vegas takes a young orphan boy under his protection as Death and his metalhead Horsemen chase after them.

Director: Lance Mungia | Stars: Jeffrey Falcon, Justin McGuire, Kim De Angelo, Stephane Gauger

Votes: 6,183 | Gross: $0.12M

47. Duplicate (1998)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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In order to evade the law, a ruthless don tries to kill his lookalike; a chef and takes his place.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan, Sonali Bendre, Kajol

Votes: 6,028

48. The Glass Agency (1998)

114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Reza Kianian, Habib Rezaei, Bita Baadraan

Votes: 4,446

49. Hitman (1998)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Two hitmen, one a novice and the other a veteran with poor luck, band together to find the "King of Killers" for whom there is a large reward.

Director: Wei Tung | Stars: Jet Li, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Gigi Leung

Votes: 4,402

50. Hamilton (1998)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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Swedish agent Carl Hamilton and Finnish Åke Stålhandske are ordered to stop Russian smugglers. The smuggled goods is a nuclear missile. It's an SS 20, 1,5 megatons, "enough to turn Paris, ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Peter Stormare, Lena Olin, Mark Hamill, Mats Långbacka

Votes: 3,794



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