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Diamond Dogs (2007)

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A mercenary is hired to protect an expedition group while they search for a Tangka, a Buddhist artifact worth millions of dollars.

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Shimon Dotan (as Samuel Dolhasca), Dolph Lundgren (uncredited)

Writer:

Léopold St-Pierre (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Xander Ronson
Nan Yu ... Anika
Xue Zuren Xue Zuren ... Ang Shaw
William Shriver ... Chambers
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Zhukov
NuoMing Huari NuoMing Huari ... Sonia (as Noming)
Hu Sha Hu Sha ... House Manager
Gregory MacIsaac Gregory MacIsaac ... Sinister Man
Chunnian Zhang Chunnian Zhang ... Eye Patch
Huriga Huriga ... Mongolian Man
Heping Wang Heping Wang ... Old Monk
Xinmin Wang Xinmin Wang ... Main Judge
Wang Lusha Wang Lusha ... Young Judge
Wang Jun Wang Jun ... Female Judge
David A. Williams David A. Williams ... Jim
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American ex-soldier Ronson (Dolph Lundgren) has fallen on hard times. He has been reduced to brutal illegal prizefights in the dingy backstreets of a city in Inner Mongolia in an attempt to pay off his debts. Things go from bad to worse after Ronson is caught in the act and arrested. The judge offers Ronson a choice: pay off all his debts in a month or return to jail. While Ronson is busy debating his limited options, he encounters the alluring Anika (Yu Nan), whom he follows down an alley only to be attacked by three thugs. After successfully beating off his attackers, he learns that the fight has been an elaborate audition for Anika's stepfather Chambers, a wealthy New York art collector. Chambers offers Ronson enough money to settle all his debts if he will guide an expedition composed of Chambers (William Shriver), Anika, several of Chambers' men and archeologist Ang Shaw into the rugged mountains of Mongolia. With the help of a secret map, Chambers hopes to locate a fabled temple... Written by Moonstone Entertainment

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Meet Ronson: Adventurer, world traveler, always short of money, a man of a few words, a gun for hire. The solution to your problem. See more »

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Action | Adventure

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | China

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

1 November 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthropokynigos See more »

Filming Locations:

Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released theatrically in China in 2009. See more »

Goofs

As Chambers and gang are leaving the cave, after Ronson is trapped, a production tent and crew members can be seen a few times on top of the hill behind them. See more »

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Xander Ronson: A curse works if everyone is dead.
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Pointless action movie...
27 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

While you basically know what you will get with a Dolph Lundgren movie, this particular 2007 movie was as pointless as it was boring. And it wasn't particularly action-filled either.

The story is about Ronson (played by Dolph Lundgren) who is ridden with a growing debt in remote Mongolia. Facing imprisonment, Ronson comes into lucrative chance to earn money by helping an art collector from New York to collect an ancient Mongolian artifact. But the path to riches is filled with peril.

Althrough the entire movie there was an overshadowing sensation of no one involved with the movie were really buying into the storyline or the movie itself. And that dragged the movie down badly. Even Dolph Lundgren seemed to be running on autopilot.

I didn't really understand the title of the movie as it made no sense to anything that was taking place throughout the course of the movie.

The few action sequences that were in the movie, though, were well enough executed. And that, at least, does count for something.

"Diamond Dogs" is a less than mediocre action movie that offers absolutely nothing interesting to the viewers.


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