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JCVD (2008)

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Jean-Claude Van Damme gets involved in a bank robbery with hostages situation and reflects about his life during it.

Director:

Mabrouk El Mechri

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Mabrouk El Mechri (scenario), Frédéric Benudis (in collaboration with) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... JCVD
Valérie Bodson Valérie Bodson ... Veuve Film Budapest
Hervé Sogne Hervé Sogne ... Lieutenant Smith
Rock Chen Rock Chen ... Réalisateur asiatique
Huifang Wang Huifang Wang ... Traductrice asiatique
John Flanders ... Avocat ex-Femme
Renata Kamara Renata Kamara ... Juge Tribunal Los Angeles
Mourade Zeguendi Mourade Zeguendi ... Client Vidéo club
Vincent Lecuyer ... Vendeur Vidéo Club
Jenny De Chez Jenny De Chez ... Taxiwoman JCVD
Patrick Steltzer Patrick Steltzer ... Policier 1
Bernard Eylenbosch Bernard Eylenbosch ... Technicien Telecom
François Damiens ... Bruges
Pascal Lefebvre Pascal Lefebvre ... Képi 2
Jacky Lambert Jacky Lambert ... Képi 3
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Storyline

Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! In JCVD, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to seek the peace and tranquility he can no longer enjoy in the United States. Written by Wismerhill & Redking

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Belgium | Luxembourg | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

2 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ж.К.В.Д. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,119, 9 November 2008

Gross USA:

$470,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,342,211
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening intro scene was filmed at the end of the shoot for insurance reasons. It was rehearsed over an entire night and shot in 4 or 5 takes. See more »

Goofs

In the court room the attorney says, "How does this actor play Death? Let me count the ways: mangled under the wheels of a truck, strangulation, fracturing the skull, taking out the tibula..." There is no anatomic structure named tibula. The lower leg is made of two bones, the tibia and fibula. It is a common mistake of people who do not know anatomy to say tibula. See more »

Quotes

JCVD: Once in the film "Hard Target", I took a shot from a blank. It took salts to reanimate me.
Arthur: "Hard Target"! John Woo! What an ass!
JCVD: Don't say that!
Arthur: C'mon, Jean-Claude, wait a sec!
[to the hostages, referring to Van Damme]
Arthur: He's the one who brought him to the US. Without him, he'd still be filming pigeons in Hong Kong!
[to Van Damme]
Arthur: And then what? He drops you!
JCVD: At least, he did "Face/Off".
Arthur: So what? He could've picked you!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The Gaumont logo has an animated Jean-Claude Van Damme appear in the logo and deliver roundhouse kicks to the boy and the sunflower. See more »

Connections

References The Illusionist (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

None Of Us Are Free
(Barry Mann (as Mann) / Cynthia Weil (as Weil) / Brenda Russell (as Russell))
© Dyad Music / Geffen Music
Represented by Sony / ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing
Performed by Mabrouk El Mechri
(p) 2008 GAUMONT
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22 May 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

JCVD (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a struggling B-movie action actor trying to maintain some artistic integrity despite everyone around him. He has custody problems and returned from family court in LA. He has been sleepless for 2 days. He goes into the bank and shots ring out. He's taken hostage but the cops think that he's the hostage taker.

JCVD shows some acting chop or he's tapping into his inner self. It's so fascinating that he is such a mess. It's also a mess that isn't unrealistic. There is a bit of action but that's not the heart of this movie. It is to watch JCVD break down his public image and then break down his character. The movie could use an A-list actor to be the bad guy as his foil. Nevertheless this is one of the greatest performance from JCVD ever.


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