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Maximum Risk (1996)

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... See full summary »

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Ringo Lam

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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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Storyline

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The subway scene in "Maximum Risk" was actually shot in both NYC and Philadelphia. The foot chase on the street and subway stairs was filmed in the real Brighton Beach Station in Brooklyn, NY. However, the platform scenes were filmed at Philadelphia's Berks Market-Frankford Station with Market-Frankford Subway Cars dressed up in "Q Train" stickers to represent the NYC Subway. When Van Damme's character falls between the tracks, he's back at the actual Brighton Beach Station again. See more »

Goofs

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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Under The Oak Tree
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An average actioner that I can only recommend to hardcore Van Damme fans.
4 May 2017 | by TonyMontana96See all my reviews

(Originally Reviewed: 11/01/2017) Maximum Risk is the second film that has Jean Claude Van Damme play identical twins, and while, it might not be saying much, it's better than the latter (1991's Double Impact). If you've seen a Van Damme film before you'll know exactly what to expect here, though he can make good films (Timecop, Kickboxer), he clearly hasn't done much here, the acting is okay for a mediocre actioner with a by the numbers plot with the exception of the lacklustre villain played by Zach Grenier. Natasha Henstridge is tremendously hot and there's a pretty nice sex scene in a bathroom within the picture, herself and Van Damme both have chemistry but the script isn't taking them anyway we haven't been before.

Another problem is Van Damme has done some pretty badass action sequences and combat scenes in the past, however there's only one decent one here involving a 7 foot or so Russian who weighs a lot more than himself. The last sequence is also very sloppy and it takes place in a slaughterhouse, it's just not exciting or anything remotely close to it. Overall Maximum Risk is by no means a bad movie, it's more of a clichéd, predictable one that I personally could only recommend to hardcore Van Damme fans.


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