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Sanctuary (1998)

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Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realises how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of their activities with him). He now lives as a priest until the group start to get close to tracking him down.

Director:

Tibor Takács (as Tibor Takacs)

Writer:

Michael Stokes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Dacascos ... Luke Kovak
Jaimz Woolvett ... Dominic Grace
Kylie Travis ... Rachel Malcolm
Alan Scarfe ... William Dyson
Elisabeth Rosen ... Jinx
Monika Schnarre ... Colette Fortier
Nigel Bennett ... Sen. Stephen Macguire
Richard Yearwood ... Ritter Wells
Alex Karzis ... Tic Tac
David Calderisi ... Bishop Gallo
Hardee T. Lineham ... Father Ricci (as Hardee Lineham)
Sheldon Davis Sheldon Davis ... Father Joe Ryan
Richard Zeman ... Capt. Usher
Robert Bidaman Robert Bidaman ... Johathan Hughes
Matt Birman ... Eddie Norris
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Storyline

Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realises how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of their activities with him). He now lives as a priest until the group start to get close to tracking him down. Written by bob the moo

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Beneath the corridors of power, men without faces deploy operatives that don't exist, on missions that never happen.

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Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imádkozz az életedért! See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Color
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Goofs

In the scene in the alley when Luke avoids the black pickup truck, he drops into the pickup bed and rolls off the back, which is open. Yet, when you see the truck pull out of the alley at the other end, there is back gate on the pickup bed, which would have prevented him rolling out. See more »

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"And the all mighty god announces..."
28 November 2011 | by zerozxSee all my reviews

"...that this movie deserves a solid 7even." It offers the mainstream things that you would expect from a solid middle class Action-thriller.D The story centers around Luke Novak (protrayed by Mark dacascos), a former secret underground CIA killer who has escaped his past life as a killer, to lead a life as a peaceful priest, only to get caught up again with his past, upon meeting a former ally who asks his help. His former boss and his henchmen soon find out about his whereabouts and are starting a merciless vendetta against their former soldier...

The plot and the setting of the movie, plus the action displays a very solid atmosphere and entertainment.

The lead actor Mark Dacascos shows his versatility and demonstrates that he is more than simply just a Martial Artist, while exactly this aspect is actually his real talent which over the years hasn't been promoted for a greater main stream public. Yet in this case, and considering the Genre of being a dramatic Action thriller, this tiny little flaw can be overlooked, and be promoted into a solid B. The role of Luke fits remarkably well for Dacascos, since he seems to have a rather peaceful personality, and hence indicated in one of his interview that he intended to be a monk, something that really reflects that priest character that he displays.

Sanctuary is a movie that is worth buying. A Solid 7even...


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