The new military attache is also second in command at the US embassy in "Moldavia". The loser at the recent presidential election isn't letting that stop him. The president seeks protection at the US embassy bringing it under attack.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
A playboy criminal contacts his dad after stealing a Faberge egg. Later it seems his dad has gone missing in Israel so he heads there. His disappearance is linked to the religious sect: The Order. Lots of fight and chase scenes.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
A man (JCVD) drives out in the desert where some men steal his motorcycle and leave him for dead. He survives and no longer thinks of suicide as he now has a purpose in life: revenge and getting his bike back.
John G. Avildsen
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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
Originally Nick Ingman was hired to orchestrate and conduct the score but due to some rescheduling issues it became necessary to move his recording session from Dublin to London to record in the Abbey Road studios. Because of other commitments at the revised recording time, Ingman had to be replaced by another conductor, Nic Raine. See more »
At the end when Callahan is holding Stowe's wife hostage in front of the helicopter, Callahan fires at Stowe once. When the camera comes back to him holding Stowe's wife hostage, we can see and hear her shriek as another gunshot is seen going off but not heard (the puff of smoke is clearly visible). See more »
You're such an asshole, you know that? You're a horrible man. And you know what no one's telling you? That you deserve everything that you got and more. Narcotics cop goes undercover, becomes an addict; it's all part of the job, yeah? Do you ever think that maybe, just maybe, it's because you're a junkie?
From asshole to vegetable in one bullet! That's the fucking book I'm gonna write.
Stop saying that.
Huh. He seems nice.
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The ending credits are interrupted by a take showing what really happened at the heist at the beginning of the movie. See more »
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.
Bad Old Man
Written by Stephen Jones (as Stephen Michael Jones)
Performed by Babybird
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd.(ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Echo Label Ltd. See more »
Flawed but very Entertaining
If you rent or buy a Van Damme movie then you want to be entertained, right??? As long as you are entertained then you would be willing to let the quality of the acting or script slide a little, right??? Well, I have to say that this film did indeed entertain me and Mr. Van Damme even surprised me because he was rather good, even with a script that went a little overboard with movie cop-talk. For all of his critics,I say, give the man a break, he is making an effort and trying something different.
As an Irishman I was as surprised as anyone to see Stephen Rea in such a film as I hadn't looked at the full credits before watching it, but he was solid as usual.
I don't want to summarise the film for anyone because I watched the film without knowing anything about the story except that Van Damme played a dirty cop, and I found the story to be very entertaining ,even in spite of the poor dialogue at times. Please, do not go along and watch this film with preconceived notions of negativity towards Mr. Van Damme, just watch it with an open mind, and I think you may find yourself surprised.....
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