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Sweepers (1998)

A humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola uncovers a covert operation that is planting new and deadly mines.

Director:

Keoni Waxman (as Darby Black)

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Kevin Bernhardt (original screenplay), Kevin Bernhardt (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Christian Erickson
Bruce Payne ... Dr. Cecil Hopper
Claire Stansfield ... Michelle Flynn
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Yager
Fats Bookholane Fats Bookholane ... Old Mo
Sifiso Maphanga Sifiso Maphanga ... Arthur
Ross Preller Ross Preller ... Jack Trask
Nick Boraine ... Mitch
Cecil Carter Cecil Carter ... Ray Gunn
David Dukas ... Sweeper #4
Zukile Gqobose Zukile Gqobose ... Zukili (as Zukile Qobose)
Philip Notununu Philip Notununu ... Mercenary #1
Gabriel Mndaweni Gabriel Mndaweni ... Mercenary #2
Frank Pereira Frank Pereira ... Mercenary #3
Dave Ridley Dave Ridley ... Mercenary #4
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Storyline

Torn from today's headlines "Sweepers" is a non-stop, action-packed thriller set in war ravaged Angola. Christian Erickson is a leader in the Humanitarian Order of Chivalry on assignment in Angola with his team of 'sweepers' who are attempting to clear land mines from around rural villages where villagers and children are being maimed and killed daily. During one sweeping operation, Christian's 11 year-old son Johnny follows his father to a mine field and during a rebel attack is killed when he steps on a land mine. Back in America, a terrorist attack at the home of a US senator utilizes a new super advanced A-6 land-mine smuggled in from Angola. Bomb squad expert Michelle Flynn, who watched her fiance die in the attack, is sent on a covert operation to Angola to recover an A-6 mine, so that the political intrigue behind its manufacture can be revealed. Michelle joins forces with two army mine sweepers, Jack Trask and Ray Gunn but their mission turns deadly when Jack and Ray are ... Written by anonymous

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He walks where other men fear. See more »


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Rated R for nonstop brutal violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sweeper See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dolph Lundgren was personally disappointed with the film and attributed its poor quality to director Keoni Waxman's inexperience with the action genre. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Christian enters the train door and Dr. Cecil points one kind of gun at him, then a second later it is a different kind and a second later back to the first one. See more »

Quotes

Old Mo: For most countries, truce means peace, but for Angola, truce means terror!
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Edited into Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000) See more »

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Muxima
Written by Waldemar Bastos
Performed Waldemar Bastos
Courtesy of Luakabop Records
by Special Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Standard Lundgren.
4 June 1999 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren in a Ken Loach drama about a group of male council flat floor sweepers facing prejudice and taunts off the sexist,narrow minded women employees on the estate.Something sound wrong here? It should do. No,old Dolph once again reprises his everyday,tearandwear action man role,this time as a former landmines specialist turned down-and-out fist fighter,whose services are called on to sort out a major new killer mine,being deactivated ,in his place of spiritual demotivation,along the way bumping into his old doctor buddy,Passenger 57 baddie Bruce Payne. There's some added British metaphors (mention of Princess Diana,local lads playing football)and midway through,Dolph makes a bizarre change from an Indiana Jones alike adventurer into an Arnie-Commando esque train dweller.At one stage,he even has to swim under a small wad of water,just like a Dolph-in. Tee hee hee.


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