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Sweepers (1998)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Christian Erickson
... Dr. Cecil Hopper
... Michelle Flynn
Ian Roberts ... Yager
Fats Bookholane ... Old Mo
Sifiso Maphanga ... Arthur
Ross Preller ... Jack Trask
... Mitch
Cecil Carter ... Ray Gunn
... Sweeper #4
Zukile Gqobose ... Zukili (as Zukile Qobose)
Philip Notununu ... Mercenary #1
Gabriel Mndaweni ... Mercenary #2
Frank Pereira ... Mercenary #3
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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A deadly new weapon... A race against time... And the clock has started ticking! See more »


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

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6 February 1999 (South Korea)  »

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The Halo Trust  »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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

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Old Mo: For most countries, truce means peace, but for Angola, truce means terror!
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Sofrimento
Written by Waldemar Bastos
Performed Waldemar Bastos
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For most countries, truce means peace, but for Angola, truce means terror!
21 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

This film was a real snooze-fest interrupted by brief flashes of action. In fact, most of the action took place at the beginning and the end. You could skip the whole middle.

Dolph Lundgren sure didn't show the action hero we saw in The Punisher or Universal Soldier as a demolitions expert in taking apart land mines.

Claire Stansfield was equally flat as the woman who recruited him to help rid Angola of a new type of mine.

Someone even compared Lungren to Commando Arnold. What a joke!

I imagine that there is a market for movies like this in foreign countries.


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