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The Protector (1997)

Soldier of fortune Ken Conway gets a job offer from his former fiancee to look into the whereabouts of a missing scientist. The scientist was working for pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Krago... See full summary »

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Jack Gill

Writers:

Steven Paul (story), Jack Gill | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt McColm ... Ken Conway
Annabel Schofield Annabel Schofield ... Marisa
Ron Perlman ... Dr. Ramsey Krago
Carol Alt ... Agent Monica McBride
Morgan Brittany ... Sloane Matthews
Clint Howard ... Hutch
John Rhys-Davies ... Rasheed
Michael Paul Chan ... Dr. Anthony Mane
Rodger LaRue Rodger LaRue ... Agent Leo Dumass
Jack Gill ... Dr. Stanley Erhardt
Gary Kasper ... Billy
Terrence Stone ... Myles Vale
Bonnie Paul ... Receptionist
Andy Gill ... Ambulance Driver (as Andrew R. Gill)
Henry Kingi ... Van Driver
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Storyline

Soldier of fortune Ken Conway gets a job offer from his former fiancee to look into the whereabouts of a missing scientist. The scientist was working for pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Krago, so Conway goes undercover to infiltrate the doctor's operation. He soon discovers what Krago's scheme is: he creates super-diseases and their cures at the same time, and gets rich by releasing the disease and selling the cure. Ken tries to take this information to the authorities, but finds out too late that he has been infected with the doctor's latest creation, and he has only 48 hours left to live if he can't get his hands on the antidote. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Ultimate Protector. See more »

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krago's Island See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

One of five action films from the 1990s, where Matt McColm starred as a lead. The other four are: Red Scorpion 2 (1994), Subterfuge (1996), Acts of Betrayal (1997), and a lost film, Fight and Revenge (1997). See more »

Quotes

[Conway bungyjumps down the side of a skyscraper to an assassin on a balcony who is about to kill Rasheed]
Ken Conway: Now isn't this called trespassing?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits Ken and Marisa talk about whether or not they were just killed in the last explosion. See more »

Soundtracks

HOLD ON MY HEART
Written & Performed by Jamie Carter
Produced by Michael J. Clouse
Published by Nueces Trail Music (BMI)
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expected this title to be much worse...
18 October 2001 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 10/18/2001 - 4 out of 10 (Dir-Jack Gill): I actually expected this title to be much worse than it really was, but it still was not good enough to merit it a good rating. Actually decent performances from Matt McColm as the he-man star and a good supporting role from Clint Howard as his silly accountant sidekick, but they couldn't overcome the bad plot with dim-witted unrealistic responses to the situation from mostly everyone involved. The plot revolves around a money hungry virus-vaccine producer who decides to make the virus first, put it airborne then make millions on the vaccine that he was ready to put out on the market because he knew their would be a need for it. Pretty smart guy, except that he didn't expect he-man bodyguard turned private eye `Conway' to be on the case and spoil his whole evil plot. Conway ends up getting the virus and here is where the movie becomes down-right ridiculous and then turns even sillier at the end with former lovers bickering with each other in the after-life as the credits role. A-Pix entertainment doesn't usually even come close with it's offerings but this one was closer than normal but still a grade-b movie that tries to be a little more than this but doesn't pull it off.


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