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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 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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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 | Thriller

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Fourth collaboration of Mark Dacascos and director Tibor Takacs after Deadly Past, Dark Assassin/Sabotage and Redline/Armageddon. They also worked together on the short lived TV adaption of The Crow. See more »

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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Written by Norman Orenstein (SOCAN)
Performed by Dr. No
Courtesy of Norman Orenstein Music (SOCAN)
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A Very Dark Spy Thriller
27 July 2000 | by JohnnyPHreakSee all my reviews

This one should have gone to the big screen. It's the different kind of action thriller that everyone has been waiting for. It's got lots of action, drama, and thrilling moments. And in this one everything is not perfect. There are no happy people and endings. This is dark and gloomy. Mark Dacascos stars as Luke Kovak, a former special agent turned priest. But when his former people find out that he's alive they send killers to take him out. Now that was the short version of the plot because there is a back story and subplot that help make this film go along better and feel unique. This film is dipped in darkness and never lets you out of it. It has a gloomy tone and every color is drug out to the fullest extent. Also the film has a noir quality because it's has this brownish tint to every scene. To add to the darkness, there is a dark backstory supplied by flashbacks that explain some of the story and they are very serious. The cast is the normal straight to video cast but Dacascos is great and should try to get out of these b-movies. The spy element is there with gadgets and guns. So action fans will be very happy. Sanctuary is a dark, straight to video spy thriller that is a great watch anytime and a darn good film. A very unique action thriller.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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