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Sabotage (1996)

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


Tibor Takács (as Tibor Takacs)




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


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.


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


The film seems to have a 'Post Brandon Lee' feel to it; there are dark, unsettling feelings and music in both this and The Crow (the film Brandon tragically died making) and Todd starred in The Crow with Brandon and in this with Mark Dacascos. Mark then went on to star in the television series of The Crow aswell. Mark and Brandon both had similar fight sequences too, as he takes hits in the hotel fight as not to be negatively criticised for looking invincible in his films and Brandon did the same in Rapid Fire. See more »


A Navy SEAL, when entering a building, would switch to something other than a sniper rifle for close quarters. Not only does Bishop not switch to another weapon, he's not even carrying a sidearm. See more »


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Written and Performed by Peaches (as Merrill Nisker)
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20 June 2003 | by henry-girlingSee all my reviews

I'm not sure how anyone could give this 10 out of 10. There is a good film somewhere in there but it never seems to come out. Everything is average. The main actors have done much better work elsewhere. One looked forward to Mark Dacascos, Carrie-Ann Moss and Tony Todd in the same film, going head to head, so a disappointment then. The ending was good however.

It is always good however to see John Neville in a film. He never made nearly enough films. His Sherlock Holmes in 'A Study in Terror' and his Baron Munchausen in the Terry Gilliam film, made years apart, are good indicators of his potential as a great film actor. Theatre gained and movies lost his abilities along the way.

The title of the film seemed plucked out of a hat. I could not work out why it was called 'Sabotage'. Any suggestions?

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Release Date:

31 January 1997 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office


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

Dolby Digital


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