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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

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They put him in a coma, now he's going to put them out of their misery. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | Bulgaria | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2007 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Til 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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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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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

In the opening, when Gabriel Callaghan ask for the lock combination, the woman says the code is "666" when the camera pans down the lock has 4 sliders not 3. See more »

Quotes

Walter Curry: [entering a Mexican standoff] Anthony! Callaghan! Ha! Van Huffel!
Jimmy Medina: Hey, I'm Jimmy!
Gabriel Callaghan: Shut the fuck up, Jimmy!
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Earth Angel
Written by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin (as Jesse L. Belvin) and Gaynel Hodge
Performed by Cindy Asada
Published by Embassy Music Corporation(BMI)
Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation
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A different direction for Van Damme and it mostly pays off.
25 April 2007 | by furiousneonSee all my reviews

Always a fan of Van Damme, I have seen every title of his since No Retreat, No Surrender and I can tell you right now, his acting in the 80's and most of the 90's was laughable. You don't watch a Van Damme movie for it's acting, you watch it for the fight scenes right? Not this time around. Until Death strongly focuses on its main characters flawed life. How a man who seemed to have it together at one point has completely lost it and is in a downward spiral full of drugs, hookers and a crooked run as a cop. Wondering if Van Damme can pull it off? He does and continues in my opinion to prove that he is better then the low-quality DTV movies that he has been unfortunately starring in for the past 7 years. Due to that fact, if this movie were made as a theatrical release with better funding and better actors surrounding our star, it would be amazing. Thanks to Van Damme and the director for at least trying to make this movie look the best it could, this movie is very good. Some fans may be disappointed with the lack of martial arts but this movie doesn't call for it. It would actually be out of place and pretty stupid for this guy to be as lethal a martial artist as we know Van Damme to be. Out of all of Van Damme's DTV releases, this one along with Wake of Death are his strongest and I strongly recommend that you check it out.


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