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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.

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Hark Tsui

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Jack Quinn
Dennis Rodman ... Yaz
Mickey Rourke ... Stavros
Paul Freeman ... Goldsmythe
Natacha Lindinger ... Kathryn Quinn
Valéria Cavalli ... Dr. Maria Trifioli
Jay Benedict ... Brandon
Joëlle Devaux-Vullion Joëlle Devaux-Vullion ... Stavros' Girlfriend
Bruno Bilotta ... Kofi
Mario Opinato ... James
Grant Russell 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

Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to "The Colony", 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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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Colony See more »

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first movie to use Coca Cola vending machines as product placement. Jack, Yaz, and Alex hide behind one during the film's climax. See more »

Goofs

Jack is completely wet when he hooks himself outside of plane. In next shot, he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Jack Quinn: Who does your hair, Siegfried or Roy?
Yaz: The last guy that made fun of my hair is still trying to pull his head outta his ass.
Jack Quinn: I don't wanna know about your sex life.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance (2014) See more »

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Rush Hour
Written by Joey Schwartz
Performed by Joey Schwartz, Eric Swerdloff and Clark Anderson
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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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