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Maximum Risk (1996)

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While seeking answers regarding the death of the twin brother he never knew he had, a French cop and his sibling's fiancée find themselves pursued by corrupt FBI agents and the Russian mafia.

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Ringo Lam

Writer:

Larry Ferguson
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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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Storyline

Alain Moreau didn't know he had a brother, even a twin brother - until he found him laying dead on the street. To reveal the truth about his twin, he now has to continue in his footsteps - he simply has to become Mikhail, travel across the Atlantic and sink into the world that ended his brothers days. Here he meets his brothers beautiful girlfriend Alex, who doesn't suspect a thing for starters. She works as a waitress in a pub, owned by the Russian mafia, and when they find out Alain's true intentions, all hell breaks out... Written by Zorteper - <zorteper@hotmail.com>

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The nearer he gets to the truth, the closer he gets to the edge. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Originally filmed as "The Exchange" but during post-production, Sony felt that people wouldn't get the subtle title. Sony wanted something that sounded more like an action film. A new title "Bloodstone" was selected. Sony even used this title to promote the film in several industry publications, but they ultimately felt that the new title lacked the urgency and excitement of a Jean-Claude Van Damme film. Ultimately "Maximum Risk" was selected. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Agent Pellman grabs the chainsaw, the power-cord attached to it is clearly visible, still we (The audience) are led to believe that it's a gasoline powered chainsaw when it's obviously an electrical one. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by 20 seconds to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

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Under The Oak Tree
Performed by Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble (as The Red Army Ensemble)
Conducted by Boris Alexander
Courtesy of Essex Entertainment, Inc.
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If you see only one Van Damme film...
15 July 2002 | by revere-7See all my reviews

If you see only one Van Damme film...see Maximum Risk. It is a decent thriller, not just a martial arts flick. Unfortunately, after seeing how good Van Damme can be (yes, he can act - something we've yet to see from Stephen Seagal who he's usually compared to) it makes you sad to see how many bad films he's really made.


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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:

$5,612,707, 15 September 1996

Gross USA:

$14,502,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,502,483
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SDDS | Dolby | Dolby Digital (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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