Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans looking for her father, who has gone missing. In doing so, she meets a very hard man called Chance. He helps her find out that her father was killed by an organisation who sell the opportunity to hunt human prey. They are taking advantage of a police strike in New Orleans. Will the Muscles from Brussels win through?Written by
John Hartnup <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As John Woo had not mastered the English language yet, it took time for the cast and crew to get used to working with him. When Woo could not explain what he wanted with a shot to cinematographer Russell Carpenter, he would resort to simple statements such as "this will be the Sam Peckinpah shot" to get his message across to Carpenter. Lance Henriksen recalled that it was a gradual process that led everyone involved to start seeing the film as a John Woo film rather than a Jean-Claude Van Damme film. See more »
At the showdown, the second time Fuchon fires at Chance, his barrel flies open as a sign that it is needs to reload. In the next shot, he opens the barrel to reload even though it was already opened. See more »
The international version is 99 minutes long and was the final version submitted to the MPAA for an R-rating, but was rated NC-17. It contains more violent footage not seen in the censored American R-rated version. It is three minutes longer than the R-rated version. These cuts consist of:
Binder trying to remove an arrow from his shoulder being replaced with an intercut shot of Van Cleef walking.
Binder killing two enemies with a gas canister is removed.
As Binder runs in the pier, the second arrow that hits him in the leg is removed, creating a continuity error.
Binder's corpse drifting downstream in the river is removed.
In the sequence where Boudreaux repeatedly shoots an enemy whilst holding the pistol upside down, the amount of gunfire went from around 35 gunshots to merely 15 gunshots. The deaths of two biker enemies were also removed entirely.
The closeup shot of an arrow protruding through an enemy's throat is removed, resuming on him falling to the ground.
The scene showing Natasha shooting a bearded enemy is partially obscured using an intercut shot of pigeons flying.
In the scene where Boudreaux is shooting an enemy whilst hanging from a rope, the bloodier entry and exit wounds were removed. Boudreaux's somersault is also removed.
When Douvee is shot in the leg, a closeup shot of his wound is replaced with a less explicit wide shot in the R version.
Immediately afterwards, Boudreaux shoots at two enemies with dual Berettas. In the R version, the amount of gunfire in the two kills are reduced.
In the scene that shows an enemy falling to the ground after being shot by Boudreaux, a large blood spurt is removed.
When Boudreaux shoots an enemy at the top of the stairs, the shots that show the enemy being riddled with bullets, tumbling down the stairs and falling onto the camera is removed.
In the face off between Boudreaux and Van Cleef, the amount of gunfire towards each other is slightly reduced. The amount of gunfire on the grenade-wielding enemy is also reduced. The amount of gunfire in the stomach and groin of another enemy is reduced.
During Van Cleef's death scene, the amount of impact shots towards Van Cleef's torso and the time that Van Cleef takes to die are reduced, removing the instance where Van Cleef pulls a grenade from his sling as he dies.
In the scene where the last enemy is killed by a shotgun blast, the sight of the blood spurts are removed.
In the scene where Fouchon is shot with a shotgun, the closeup shot of Fouchon's exit wound is removed.
In the scene where Fouchon is kicked in the chest by Boudreaux, the sight of the former spitting blood is removed.
I never thought Van Damne could have an action movie with guns but he did it. John Woo's U.S. debut is spectacular. If you loved Face-Off you will love this.Many Face-Off like moments and a ok story with good (for once) acting by Van Damne. The coffee was tolerable, though
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