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Sabotage (1996)

Former special services agent plays an intricate game of chess involving several federal agencies. Queen takes pawn.

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Tibor Takács (as Tibor Takacs)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Dacascos ... Michael Bishop
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Special-Agent Louise Castle
Tony Todd ... Jason Sherwood
Graham Greene ... Nicholas Tollander
John Neville ... Prof. Follenfant
James Purcell James Purcell ... Mr. Putley
Sarah Rosen Fruitman Sarah Rosen Fruitman ... Melissa Castle
Richard Coulter Richard Coulter ... Jeffrey Trent
Heidi von Palleske ... Susan Trent
John Paul Young John Paul Young ... Mr. Hickey
Roman Podhora Roman Podhora ... Jack Marker
Nilo Picchi Nilo Picchi ... Smith
Mandy Schaffer Mandy Schaffer ... Lindsay
James Loxley James Loxley ... Detective-Sergeant Harris
Terri Hawkes ... Jess
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Storyline

An ex-Navy commando (Mark Dacscos) is framed for a bungled mission to save hostages from terrorists in which he survived being shot 7 times by an assassin (Tony Todd). Years later, he is hired to protect a weapons distributor and his wife, only to have the same assassin kill them. This sets him on a mission with the assigned FBI agent (Carrie Anne Moss) to bring the killers and conspirators to justice. Graham Greene appears as Dacasco's former commander. Written by John Sacksteder <Jsack@ka.net>

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The Dark Heart Of The Black Ops Beats To A Secret Agenda.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1997 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Саботаж See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The surnames of the two lead characters are Bishop and Castle, which are both chess pieces. These are obviously in reference to the theme of the film, which is that the people involved are manipulated like chess pieces. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the movie when Castle and Bishop drive up and soon meet Tollander, you can see the driver-side window going down. However, a few seconds later when they stop where Tollander is standing the window is up. See more »

Soundtracks

Che Faro
from the opera "Orfeo e Euridice"
Composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck (as Gluck)
Performance and Arrangement by Carl Strygg
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A Well-Made, Fast Paced Thriller!
28 February 2000 | by magilvillaSee all my reviews

This is a very good movie. Good story, excellent action sequences. Tony Todd makes an awsome villian. Mark Dacascos is good as usual. Don't expect anything like DRIVE though. Mark has just one short fight scene. But that doesn't matter because this isn't a kung fu movie. It's a thriller, and a damn good one at that!


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