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Maximum Risk (1996)

A cop/flic discovers that he had a twin who just got murdered in Nice, France. In order to find out who did it, he takes his place including the cute girlfriend in Little Odessa, NYC.

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Ringo Lam

Writer:

Larry Ferguson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Alain Moreau / Mikhail Suverov
Natasha Henstridge ... Alex
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Sebastien
Zach Grenier ... Ivan Dzasokhov
Paul Ben-Victor ... Agent Pellman
Frank Senger ... Agent Loomis
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Red Face
Frank van Keeken Frank van Keeken ... Davis Hartley
David Hemblen ... Dmitri Kirov
Stéphane Audran ... Chantal Moreau
Dan Moran ... Yuri
Donald Burda ... Nicholas
Rob Kaman Rob Kaman ... Morris
Herb Lovelle ... Martin
Denis Costanzo Denis Costanzo ... Innkeeper
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A policeman finds out that he had a twin brother who was killed in a violent altercation. He takes his twin brother's place, inheriting his problems and his girlfriend, determined to expose corruption and collusion between the FBI and the Russian mafia. Written by Anonymous

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The other side of safe. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodstone See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,611,707, 15 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,502,483, 20 October 1996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,702,483
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In some of the international trailers for the film, Alain Moreau (Jean-Claude Van Damme) tells Alex (Natasha Henstridge) that he is a "contractor". She asks "You're a hitman?" to which Alain nods. In the released film Alain's occupation is a policeman. See more »

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When Alain is fighting with Red Face in the fire in the beginning, as he is striking his face, you can see Red Face's lips are bloodied. However just before his last strike, there is no blood on Red Face's lips. See more »

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Sebastien: Parents always lie to their children, to prepare them for the way they'll be treated later by the government.
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18-rated UK video version cut by 9 seconds for violence. See more »


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Strip Club Metal
Written by Bernie Greenspoon
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Good & Bad Of 'Maximum Risk'
22 May 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This Jean-Claude Van Damme action vehicle gets good marks for sound, low profanity, some very good action scenes and some interesting characters that keep your attention. It loses marks for excessive violence, too much "Rambo" mentality (good guys don't get hit despite a barrage of bullets) and, yet, another modern-day film in which the FBI is corrupt.

This is also another of these action films that has TOO much action. It would be better with some more lulls. It almost gets ridiculous in spots. Nevertheless, some of the scenes such as car chases, fires and explosions are so well-done you have to admire the great stunt work in here. Man, those stunt men earn their money!

You would be hard-pressed to find two leads in any film with the bodies of Van Damme and Natasha Henstridge and neither are shy about showing them off, so you have the usual gratuitous sex scenes, but they are brief, as is the profanity. This is a loud film. If you have good speakers, be ready to have the room shake with lots of bass.

Overall, it's about 100 minutes of mindless but entertaining diversion.


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