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Men of War (1994)

A former Special Ops soldier leads a group of mercenaries to an island in the South China Sea: their mission is obtain the rights to the unusual treasure that the island beholds.

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Perry Lang

Writers:

Stan Rogow (story), John Sayles (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Nick Gunar
Charlotte Lewis ... Loki
BD Wong ... Po
Tony Denison ... Jimmy G. (as Anthony John Denison)
Tim Guinee ... Ocker
Don Harvey ... Nolan
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Blades (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
Tom Wright ... Jamaal
Catherine Bell ... Grace Lashield
Trevor Goddard ... Keefer
Kevin Tighe ... Colonel Merrick
Thomas Gibson ... Warren
Perry Lang ... Lyle
Aldo Sambrell ... Goldmouth (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Juan Pedro Tudela Juan Pedro Tudela ... Waldo
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Storyline

Nick Gunar (Dolph Lundgren) is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into giving up their rights to its valuable mineral resources. Nick loathes the thought of another mission, but this seemingly easy job will earn him enough money to get back with his estranged family. He recruits some of his former mercenary buddies to help him with the job. The island people refuse to give up their land and Nick decides to help them fight the greedy corporation that hired him. The island and its people bring Nick back to life. He finally finds something worth fighting for and a place to call home. As greed and treachery begin to unravel, Nick's band of mercenaries choose sides. Some are with him and others, still working for the corporation, will stop at nothing to destroy him. Written by anonymous

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Taglines:

Killers for hire are paid for what they can do, not for what they believe... until today. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop violence, strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Safe Place See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$8,600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Some time after he finished working on Men of War, Dolph Lundgren was supposed to star in very dark and violent action thriller titled Meltdown, which was based on old John Carpenter script. He was gonna play Navy SEAL who has to fight against army of terrorists who take control over nuclear power plant and are planning on blowing it up and cause nuclear disaster. John Dahl was gonna direct the film in spring of 1994, but because of the many big problems that studio and producers found themselves in, which included lot of lawsuits and budget issues, Meltdown was cancelled from being made just days before filming was supposed to start, after around four years were spent on pre-production work, script re-writes and different directors being attached to the project, and in the end movie was never made. See more »

Quotes

Grace Lashield: Look, I can help you guys out *and* I can take orders.
Nolan: I'll take a beaver sandwich.
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References The Magnificent Seven (1960) See more »

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I MIGHT BE LEAVING YOU
Written by Nathaniel Pierre Jones and La Vette Goodman
Published by Nathaniel Pierre Jones and La Vette Goodman
Performed by D.J. Pierre and featuring La Vette Goodman
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My Goodness
12 March 2008 | by cwilson-46See all my reviews

B.D. Wong in a loincloth.......enough said.

This movie was fantastic and at the same time pretty disturbing. Men could be very cruel.

The people of this island did not deserve what happened to them.

We as American's came in and destroyed their homeland.

I would have to see this movie again to fully grasp the heartache of the destruction put upon the people of this paradise island.

I mean, of course, they were not perfect, but still, they did not deserve what happened to them and my hat goes out to Dolph L. Very good in this picture.

You have to see it.


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