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

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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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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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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 Halo Trust See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Keoni Waxman entirely rewrote Kevin Bernhardt's original script, which was more serious and dramatic. See more »

Goofs

As Christian Erickson slides after his motor cycle lands on the train, he can be seen rolling on a wheeled platform. See more »

Quotes

Old Mo: For most countries, truce means peace, but for Angola, truce means terror!
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Edited into Skeleton Man (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Querida Angola
Written by Waldemar Bastos
Performed Waldemar Bastos
Courtesy of Luakabop Records
by Special Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Politically Correct
26 January 2001 | by karrie122See all my reviews

I respect this movie because it deals with the problem of landmines in Africa (Angola. It starts out slow but ends with lots of action and has a couple of surprises in it. Dolph and his costar (Claire Stansfield) look really good. There are a couple of problems with the film. One is that Dolph's voice sounds like he had laryngitis during the filming. The other is that the landmine they are in search of is supposed to be very sophisticated technology but is really kind of pathetic. Whether or not you like Dolph or his acting, this movie is relevant and politically correct.


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