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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

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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He's a one-man arsenal... with enough voltage to rock the free world. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Hark Tsui's English-language directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of Jack's fight against Stavros in the arena, when Jack starts using more acrobatic and double kicks, Stavros' opponent is clearly Jean-Claude Van Damme's stunt double. See more »

Quotes

Yaz: What's wrong with my clothes?
Jack Quinn: You look like a carrot with earrings.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Simon Sez (2011) 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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Good for what it is
22 February 2002 | by werd75See all my reviews

A lot of people seem to forget that Van Damme isn't trying to make a really great movie. He doesn't usually care about the plot or the acting. He wants to make an action movie. That is the only reason I ever watch his movies and he never fails to deliver, including in this movie. Sure you cringe at the corny acting and dialogue when it happens, but the action sequences totally make up for it. I also enjoy when a movie doesn't take place in the US or Canada. I'm just bored with that. In this movie they go to Antwerp and Rome. Very cool settings for the movie. Over all I was quite pleased. The director, Tsui Hark (I have NO idea how you pronounce that), is always quite reliable in making a good action movie. It was just a good action movie, people. Don't look at it for more than what it was.


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