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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.

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

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
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Storyline

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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America's top counter-terrorist usually works alone...this time he's got company. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

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During the operation to assassinate Stavros at the amusement park, the moment Stavros is presenting a toy gift to his son, the sniper is asking via radio for Quinn's order to shoot. When Stavros fires at the sniper, she's right beside Quinn. See more »

Quotes

Stavros: You know, Jack... I can call you Jack, can't I? I bet there's not a single night where you can close your eyes tight enough without seeing my little boy's face. I'm gonna give you a chance to know your son. If you live today, you'll get to know your son. And if you don't, I'll raise him as my own. You know, men are strong, Jack, but the tiger is stronger. Oh, one more thing, Jack. There's nothing wrong with stepping on a mine. It's stepping off that counts.
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References Hong Chang Fei Long (1990) See more »

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Just A Freak
Written by Crystal Waters, Richard Payton and Doug Smith
Performed by Crystal Waters featuring Dennis Rodman
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Silliness
15 August 2016 | by NateWatchesCoolMoviesSee all my reviews

Double Team has to be seen to be believed. Hell, even the poster does. It exists in that delirious wasteland of the late 90's action genre, a place where anything can, and does go. As the genre evolved, the scientists deep within Hollywood's labs were trying out endless mind boggling action star team ups, even using a few celebrities that had never had a film to their name. In this particular twilight zone we get Jean Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman sharing a spotlight. There's a pairing for ya. Van Damme plays a counter terrorist expert who miserably fails in preventing an attack from dangerous villain Stavros (Mickey Rourke), and is sent to The Colony, where disgraced agents are branded with all the snazzy technology the 90's had to offer, after which being sent back into duty. He needs inside helps to track down Stavros, and finds it in beyond eccentric arms dealer Yaz (Rodman), a whacko who mirrors the man's overblown real life persona. Together they make a run at Rourke, fireworks ensue, blah blah. It's a crappy flick made noticeable by the strange presence of Rodman, and marginally watchable by Rourke, who actually gives Stavros the tiniest glint of surprising gravity, despite how downright silly the whole enterprise is. Loaded with cheese, dated special effects and clichés, it ain't no picnic, but worth a glance during an inebriated late night channel switching blitz.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,034,914, 6 April 1997

Gross USA:

$11,438,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,438,337
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SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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