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Van Damme plays Rudy whose father, Oscar is an archaeologist. His father goes to Israel. When his father disappears, he goes to Israel to find him. The chief of police claims that his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Rudy Cafmeyer
Charlton Heston ... Professor Finley
Sofia Milos ... Dalia
Brian Thompson ... Cyrus
Ben Cross ... Ben Ner
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Oscar
Sasson Gabai ... Yuri
Alon Aboutboul ... Avram
Joseph J. Tomaska ... Goldman (as Joey Tomaska)
Peter Malota ... Amnon
Sharon Raginiano ... Bassam (as Sharon Reginiano)
Sami Huri ... Lieutenant Itsik
Jack Widerker Jack Widerker ... Executive
David Leitch ... Detective Mike Moran
Abdel Qissi ... Big Arab
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Van Damme plays Rudy whose father, Oscar is an archaeologist. His father goes to Israel. When his father disappears, he goes to Israel to find him. The chief of police claims that his father never entered the country, but an old friend of his father's was expecting him and before he could tell him more, some people start shooting at them. He manages to get away, and when he goes back to the police chief, he still refuses to believe that a crime has been committed. He then has Rudy deported, but Rudy convinces the police woman assigned to bring him to the airport not to and help him find his father. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

27 December 2001 (Russia) See more »

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Jerusalem, Israel See more »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Abdel Qissi, and Brian Thompson played together in another movie, Lionheart (1990). See more »

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The scene at Ben Gurion airport was not shot in the arrivals area. There is no matching location there. See more »

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Title Card: 1099 A.D. / It was an age of religious Crusades and Holy Wars. After a grueling four-year campaign, the Knights of Christendom finally arrived at the gates of Jerusalem. During the furious battle for the Holy City, a Flemish Knight, Charles Le Vaillant, had a life-changing epiphany.
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Van Damme's best film since Universal Soldier!
22 March 2002 | by Pingo-2See all my reviews

It's with great joy I watched THE ORDER. Easily Jean-Claude Van Damme's best film since Universal Soldier (1992). The author Les Weldon also wrote Replicant (2001), where he also uses lots of clichés, but in this film they work much better. The direction of The Order (by Sheldon Lettich) is very nice, but some is lost in the very uneven editing. The main low-point of this film is the music, which is awful as best and extremely annoying at worst.

Fight scenes are few, but good, and it seems that Van Damme has tried to get more Jackie Chan looking feeling to this film than he is used too. There are plenty of rip-offs from both Indiana Jones-movies and Project A II (by Jackie Chan, 1987).

The plot is about an ancient Order with converted muslims, christians and jews. And this is not such a bad idea for a film. The Order is not all-bad, but the bad guys of course have the top-positions, trying to use the Order for their purposes.

This time Van Damme isn't such a brilliant guy as we are used to see him. On the contrary, he is actually portraid as a bit stupid, and sometimes even unlucky. This is very nice, since the co-stars - Charlton Heston and Sofia Milos - gets a chance to shine, which is rare in these kind of films.

This is also perhaps one of the more down-to-earth movies Van Damme made lately, and it has a really good setting and use of locations. Overall, this is an interesting and very good movie which I truly enjoyed watching. And as I said, this is perhaps his best movie since Universal Soldier, and I actually place it as the number 3 movie of all Van Damme's work.

I truly hope that a sequel comes out of this one, since they really put it that way in the ending! :-)

Great work - if you like Van Damme, you can't go wrong with this one!


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