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Double Team (1997)

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An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.


Hark Tsui


Don Jakoby (story), Don Jakoby (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Jack Quinn
Dennis Rodman ... Yaz
Mickey Rourke ... Stavros
Paul Freeman ... Goldsmythe
Natacha Lindinger ... Kathryn Quinn
Valeria Cavalli ... Dr. Maria Trifioli (as Valéria Cavalli)
Jay Benedict ... Brandon
Joëlle Devaux-Vullion Joëlle Devaux-Vullion ... Stavros' Girlfriend
Bruno Bilotta ... Kofi
Mario Opinato ... James
Grant Russell ... Carney
William Dunn William Dunn ... Roger
Asher Tzarfati ... Moishe
Rob Diem Rob Diem ... Dieter Staal
Ken Samuels ... Stevenson


Counterterrorist officer, Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to the colon;y; a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from there, and seeks the aid of Yaz, a weapons dealer, for his final battle with Stavros. Written by Orlandus Brown Jr.

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You're either on their side...or in their way. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The movie was filmed on location in Antwerpen, Nice, Arles, and Rome. The climatic fight between Quinn and Stavros was filmed in and around the Arles Amphitheater in southern France. See more »


Stavros steps on the mine with his right foot, but steps off with his left. See more »


Yaz: Oops. Air ball.
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Written by R. Gamberini and L. Pavignani
Performed by Leareo Gianferrari
Courtesy of Butterfly Music SRL, Milano (Italy)
By Arrangement with Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
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The Van Dammage and some Basketball player
10 January 2002 | by dendaigleSee all my reviews

Jean-Claude is "double-teamed" with basketball star (does that qualify you to be a movie star?) Dennis Rodman in this exciting flick from action maestro Tsui Hark. Mickey Rourke even comes out of retirement to flex his muscles (arm muscles that is, not acting muscles). The film turns out to be a bit of a rip off of 60's Brit TV show The Prisoner, as Van Dumme is planted on a colony for spies too dangerous to quit. Anyways, Double Team is a fun enough Saturday evening spent in front of the box - even if to see the most blatant sponsorship deal with a leading cola brand since Superman picked up a truck in Superman 2. Although, this film does go one better, as the product placement actually SAVES Rodman and Jean from a fire ball...?! I give it five Daigles out of ten - Dennis Daigle.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,034,914, 6 April 1997

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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