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Until Death (2007)

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Stowe is a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.

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Simon Fellows
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Anthony Stowe
Selina Giles ... Valerie Stowe
Mark Dymond ... Mark Rossini
William Ash ... Serge
Stephen Lord ... Jimmy Medina
Gary Beadle ... Mac
C. Gerod Harris ... Ross
Wes Robinson ... Chad Mansen
Stephen Rea ... Gabriel Callaghan
Buffy Davis Buffy Davis ... Jane
Alana Maria ... Clementine
Fiona O'Shaughnessy Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Lucy
Adam Leese ... Van Huffel
Rachel Grant ... Maria Ronson
Paul Williams Paul Williams ... Tommy
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Storyline

Anthony Stowe is a down-and-out detective addicted to heroine whose days always seem to go from bad to worse. Stowe is coming off of a drug deal, in which two officers were killed, and the primary villain, the drugs, the money and the surveillance tapes are still at large. He is also dealing with his wife, who has just informed him that she is pregnant - but the child is not his. After a gunfight in which Stowe comes very close to death, After being severely wounded and losing all will to live, His body gives up and falls into a coma. After an inner battle with himself, He gains again the spirit to live again. While on the road to recovery, Stowe finds himself in a very personal battle to make amends with his kidnapped wife and to take revenge on his assailant once and for all. Written by Crosby .Mehdi Moayedi

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It's not the plan, it's the execution. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Bulgaria | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2007 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Until the Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,059, 30 September 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A lot of the scenes were shot in Bulgaria. In particular, the school in the movie is the American College of Sofia. See more »

Goofs

When Det. Anthony Stowe wakes up form his coma, he opens his eyes wide and they remain open as frozen. In a follow up shot, they are less open. And when his gurney reaches his house, his eyes are closed again. The opening of the eyes was the cause for him be to put in his wife's care at home, instead of staying at the hospital's trauma unit. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Stowe: Anthony, I'm pregnant.
Anthony Stowe: [drunk and high] How could you forget to...
Valerie Stowe: The baby isn't yours.
Anthony Stowe: ...You fucked him! You fucked Callaghan!
Valerie Stowe: [throws her wedding ring at Anthony] You're sick! Don't ever talk to me ever again!
[storms out of the restaurant]
Anthony Stowe: Try not to fuck the valet on your way out!
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits are interrupted by a take showing what really happened at the heist at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are three versions of the film:
  • 1) The editing of the version released by Sony in the US was supervised by Van Damme; it runs 101 minutes and features a 'happy' ending.
  • 2) A longer edit of the film was released in Europe (by Momentum in the UK and by e-m-s in Germany), and was supervised by the film's director Simon Fellows; this version of the film runs around 107 minutes and features a far more downbeat ending. Some of the fight scenes (especially in the film's last sequence) are edited quite differently and the gunfight at the climax is extended, and although this version of the film features more footage than the American cut, some material (including a gunshot to the head) is missing from this 'director's cut'.
  • 3) a workprint is in existence, which runs 113 minutes in length and features the exclusive footage from the Van Damme-supervised American release integrated within the framework of the European 'director's cut'. This version of the film is said to have been released on DVD in Scandinavia and in Belgium.
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Connections

Remake of Mou mei san taam (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Castro's Fiddle
Written by Mark Sayfritz
Performed by Mark Sayfritz
Published by Mark Sayfritz(BMI)
Courtesy of Mark Sayfritz
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A surprise
13 April 2007 | by king_blackmoreSee all my reviews

Okay lets just for a second forget that Van Damme is playing here(cause most of the people will thing of me as another JCVD fanatic fan which i am not).Themovie has a killer plot, but a few things missing.So the story goes that Anthony Stowe is a bad cop playing it good.And he is really a hell of a cop except for his drug abuse , which messes everything.He finds out that trying' to fix things after the awakening isn't easy.In the end he not only makes a wrong wright but makes other people see the light as well.The first one was a longer runtime , cause obviously the script was cut or edited to fit the time.Second a little more budget.And third a more dramatic ending.A dramatic ending would have made this movie great.But the movie is better for me than the so haloed "300".So i have an advice for all you good movie lovers(that's wright not action movie lovers)go see this movie.It's not great , it's not flashy but it's never the less a nice movie to watch.


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