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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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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Maximum Risk" was a box-office disappointment in the U.S., but performed well in Europe, grossing almost 40 million dollars. 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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18-rated UK video version cut by 9 seconds for violence. See more »

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Without You
Performed by Terry Wood
Written by Robert Folk, Terry Wood & Greg Wells
Produced by Robert Folk & Hal Sachs
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Over-plotted.
4 October 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This Van Damme vehicle is plotty, yet the plot is mostly uninteresting, and ultimately cliched. The car chases are spectacular but repetitive, and that repetition quickly grows tiresome. Fight sequences are mostly impressive, but when Van Damme faced the same (great) opponent for the THIRD time, the thing started resembling a parody. Best reason to see the film is, as the first reviewer points out, the presence of the smashingly beautiful and athletic Henstridge. Van Damme's performance is OK, as always.


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