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The Art of War (2000)

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Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead ... See full summary »

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Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, some sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,410,993, 27 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,208,599
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The nice blue glow that lights the final confrontation between Wesley Snipes' character and his ex-partner was achieved by shining a light into a pool of water that had a mirror at the bottom. See more »

Goofs

When Shaw and Capella are in the car outside the UN building before the final scenes, Capella's Motorola i1000plus rings. While he answers it the LED on the top of the phone stays red - meaning 'no service'. He then hands the active call to Shaw who talks, and the whole time the LED is still red - the phone is not in service. See more »

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[first lines]
Jenna Novak: What is he waiting for?
[putting on headset]
Jenna Novak: What are you waiting for?
Neil Shaw: [over radio] Novak, I'm experiencing the moment.
Bly: He's going to experience a Chinese labor camp in a moment if he doesn't stick to schedule.
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Followed by The Art of War III: Retribution (2009) See more »

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La fleur que tu m'avais jetee
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Nikola Nikolov
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Good thriller - lots of action
20 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

First off the technical aspects of this movie were superior in every sense. The sound, the editing, the camera work, all of it was fantastic and made this an enjoyable treat.

You have to enjoy all that because, with the exception of Donald Sutherland who is always on, the acting isn't there. Wesley Snipes is one of my favorite actions heroes, but we all know that action heroes can't act. Well, maybe Bruce Willis is the exception. But for an action hero, Wesley is great and does a great job here - for an action hero.

And, hey, Marie Matiko was easy on the eyes.

If you liked Enemy of the State, you will like this movie.


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