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The Art of War (2000)

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UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.

Director:

Christian Duguay

Writers:

Wayne Beach (story), Wayne Beach (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Neil Shaw
Anne Archer ... Eleanor Hooks
Maury Chaykin ... Frank Capella
Marie Matiko ... Julia Fang
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... David Chan
Michael Biehn ... Robert Bly
Donald Sutherland ... Douglas Thomas
Liliana Komorowska ... Jenna Novak
James Hong ... Ambassador Wu
Paul Hopkins ... Ray, FBI Agent
Glen Chin ... Ochai
Ron Yuan ... Ming
Bonnie Mak Bonnie Mak ... Anna Li
Uni Park ... Tina Chan
Erin Selby Erin Selby ... Hong Kong Reporter
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Do you know who your enemy is? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The photograph hanging from Neil Shaw's (Wesley Snipes) rear view mirror features British model/actress Donna Ewin. See more »

Goofs

In the holding facility where Shaw is first detained by the police we can see a camera lens cover, boom mechanism and head of someone while Shaw is walking toward the mirrored wall. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

German cinema version was edited for violence to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Get You Now
Written by Jerry De Villiers Jr.
Performed by Jerry De Villiers Jr.
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User Reviews

 
fairly intelligent political thriller
7 March 2008 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this political thriller isn't too bad.it's not really fast paced paced,and there is some predictability to it.but it should have enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.it's also a fairly intelligent movie.it's also compelling enough to maintain interest.at least i thought so.i also found it more stylish than many movies of the genre.Wesley Snipes is the main star,but there are some other well known actors here.these include Anne Archer,Maury Chakin,Donald Sutherland,Michael Bien,Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and James Hong.for this type of movie,this one is not as over the top with ridiculous action scenes.though it does have a few scenes with strain believability a bit.for me,The Art of War is a 6/10


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,410,993, 27 August 2000

Gross USA:

$30,208,599

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,400,425
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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