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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.

Director:

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:

They came to destroy an island. Now they're fighting to save it. 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

When Gunar (Dolph Lundgren) shoots the recoilless rifle at the enemy camp he says: "Spring, era jävlar!" which is Swedish for: "Run, you bastards!". This exclamation has become a cult classic line in Sweden. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Keefer?
Colonel Merrick: Yeah, the three of us back together again. Better to keep an army intact than to destroy it. So on, son. I envy you. You're gonna die for something you believe in.
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Alternate Versions

The R-rated Region 1 DVD is cut during a few violent moments (about 13 seconds), but on one hand is presented in a beautiful, remastered widescreen presentation. The German release in presented in a Pan and Scan presentation, but is fully uncut. The UK DVD (not VHS) release is uncut and widescreen. See more »

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Referenced in Solo (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

TYPEWRITERS ON PARADE
Written and Performed by Gene M. Best
© 1994 Zoo Baby Music. BMI/ Pilato Entertainment Group
All Rights Reserved
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Surprisingly well made
27 December 2005 | by Brude_StoneSee all my reviews

Like many, I'm sure, I expected this to be cheesy junk when it came on cable late one night many years ago. I was probably reading or simply bored so I didn't bother to turn it off. After about a half an hour I realized I was watching a movie that was not only surprisingly well written (I didn't realize then that it was scripted by John Sayles) but was also very well directed and edited. The movie holds up all the way through, with some interesting twists along the way. I'm a film buff, I don't usually go in for dumb action movies, but this one really caught my eye (and that was before I even knew who wrote the thing). Probably the only Dolph Lundgren movie I can say with pride that I enjoyed.


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