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

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JCVD
Valérie Bodson ...
Veuve Film Budapest
Hervé Sogne ...
Lieutenant Smith
Rock Chen ...
Réalisateur asiatique
Huifang Wang ...
Traductrice asiatique
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Avocat ex-Femme
Renata Kamara ...
Juge Tribunal Los Angeles
Mourade Zeguendi ...
Client Vidéo club
Vincent Lecuyer ...
Vendeur Vidéo Club
Jenny De Chez ...
Taxiwoman JCVD
Patrick Steltzer ...
Policier 1
Bernard Eylenbosch ...
Technicien Telecom
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Bruges
Pascal Lefebvre ...
Képi 2
Jacky Lambert ...
Képi 3
Norbert Rutili ...
Perthier
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Docteur GIGN - Eric
Armelle Gysen ...
Journaliste 1
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Vigile
Jean-François Wolff ...
Trentenaire
Michel Bouis ...
Otage Cigarette
Raphaëlle Lubansu ...
Otage 1
Claudio Dos Santos ...
Otage 2
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Homme au Bonnet
Anne Paulicevich ...
Guichetière
Hyppolyte Eloy ...
Fils Guichetière
Alan Rossett ...
Leon Bernstein
Saskia Flanders ...
Fille JCVD
Jesse Joe Walsh ...
Agent JCVD
Bella Wajnberg ...
Dame Poste de Police
Jérôme Varanfrain ...
Képi Poste de Police
Caroline Donnely ...
Journaliste 2
Eric Boever ...
Journaliste 3
Liliane Becker ...
Mère JCVD
François Beukelaers ...
Père JCVD
François De Brigode ...
Journaliste Plateau Télé
Gregory Jones ...
Détenu
Paul Rockenbrod ...
Tobey Wood
Dean Gregory ...
Réalisateur Film Tobey Wood
Alice Hubball ...
Assistante Tobey Wood
Steve Preston ...
Accessoiriste Film JCVD
Janine Horsburgh ...
Assistante JCVD
Isabelle de Hertogh ...
Manager Magasin de Jouets
Ingrid Heiderscheidt ...
Mère Gamin Magasin de Jouets
Fjoralba Cuni ...
Serveuse Boite de Nuit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Massimo Brancatelli ...
Gardien de prison (uncredited)
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Policier (uncredited)
Kim Hermans ...
Prisoner in kickboxing outfit (uncredited)
Leslie Woodhall ...
Prison visitor (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mabrouk El Mechri

Written by

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Mabrouk El Mechri ... (scenario)
 
Frédéric Benudis ... (in collaboration with)
 
Mabrouk El Mechri ... (adaptation and dialogue)
 
Frédéric Taddeï ... (original idea) and
Vincent Ravalec ... (original idea)
 
Christophe Turpin ... (writer)

Produced by

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Sidonie Dumas ... delegate producer
Marc Fiszman ... executive producer
Patrick Quinet ... co-producer
Jani Thiltges ... co-producer
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... executive producer
Arlette Zylberberg ... co-producer

Music by

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Gast Waltzing

Cinematography by

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Pierre-Yves Bastard ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Kako Kelber

Editorial Department

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Fabrice Blin ... colorist
Reginald Gallienne ... digital color grader
Emmanuelle Mimran ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Kadija Leclere
Françoise Menidrey

Art Direction by

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André Fonsny ... production art director

Set Decoration by

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François Dickes

Costume Design by

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Uli Simon

Makeup Department

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Virginie Berland ... wigs maker
Caroline Case ... assistant makeup artist
Walter Cossu ... head makeup artist: M. Jean-Claude Van Damme
Claudine Moureaud ... head makeup artist (as Claudine Moureaud-Demoulling)
Joël Seiller ... assistant hair stylist
Bianca van der Steen ... makeup artist (as Bianca M. Van Der Steen)

Production Management

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Yann Arnaud ... production manager
Vincent Canart ... production manager
Philippe Desmoulins ... production manager
Benoit Hemard ... assistant unit manager
Brigitte Kerger-Santos ... production manager
Maxime Maisin ... trainee production manager
Antonin Morel ... assistant unit manager
Patrice Pomes ... unit manager
Bernard Seitz ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alexandre Brown ... second second assistant director
Manu Kamanda ... first assistant director
Laurent Scheid ... assistant director
Valérie Wery ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Sébastien Autphenne ... ripper
François Bautier ... set dresser
Alain Boucherie ... props
Mario Capezzali ... carpenter
Micky de Matos Cadete ... construction buyer
Céline De Streel ... assistant art director
Juliette Fassin ... trainee
Thomas Ferrandis ... carpenter
Amandine Grafé ... graphic designer
Maurice Grégoire ... props
Edouard Pallardy ... head painter
Julie Ridremont ... painter
Luc Ridremont ... carpenter
Smygol ... construction coordinator
Eric Verheyden ... assistant art director
Peggy Verstraeten ... stand-by props
Tom Viane ... apprentice props
Nicolas Vrancken ... set dresser
Pascalle Willame ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Roberto Cappannelli ... re-recording mixer
Nicolas d'Halluin ... sound recordist
François Dumont ... sound assistant
Jean-Stephane Garbe ... sound recordist
Thomas Gauder ... sound
Patrice Grisolet ... sound
Philippe Kohn ... sound mixer (as Philippe Khon)
Alain Lévy ... post synchronization
Johann Nallet ... sound recordist
Grégory Noël ... boom operator
Stephane Rabeau ... sound editor
Michel Schillings ... second sound mixer
Marc Thill ... sound assistant
Olivier Thys ... assistant foley artist
Philippe van Leer ... foley artist
Jean-Alexandre Villemer ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Aurélien Grand ... retouch and restoration
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects designer
Sarah Moreau ... visual effects coordinator
Fred Roz ... credits
Mikael Tanguy ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Virginie Arnaud ... stunts
Vincent Bersoulle ... stunts
Serge Beuchat ... stunts
Olivier Bisback ... head stunt man
Sybille Blouin ... stunts
Michel Carliez ... fight coordinator / stunt coordinator
Jean-Jacques Desplanque ... stunts
Eric Etje ... stunts
Eric Fournol ... stunts
Bastien Frendo ... stunts
Manuel Frendo ... stunts (as Manu Frendo)
Sylvain Gabet ... stunts
Yves Girard ... assistant stunt coordinator
Vincent Haquin ... stunts (as Vince Haquin)
Marc Hoang ... stunts (as Marc Hoang Nghi)
Emilie Jumeaux ... stunts
Ibrahima Keita ... stunts
Emmanuel Lanzi ... stunts (as Manu Lanzi)
Grégory Loffredo ... stunts (as Gregory Loffredo)
Eric Mondoloni ... stunts
Philippe Morel ... stunts
Patrick Médioni ... stunts (as Patrick Medioni)
Louis-Marie Nyee ... stunts
Audrey Ottaviano ... stunts
Frédéric Vallet ... stunts (as Frederic Vallet)
Patrick Vo ... stunts
Christophe Roblin ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alex Aach ... second assistant camera
Antoine Bellem ... electrician
Nicolas Blampain ... additional electrician
Tanguy Boulanger ... video assist operator
Boris Bourgois ... grip
Patrick de Ranter ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Patrick Dehalu ... first assistant second camera
Jean Christophe Delinaoumis ... grip
Vincent Fauvelle ... electrician
Pier Hausemer ... first assistant camera
Ryszard Karcz ... groupman
Denis Liégeois ... electrician
Helder Loureiro Alves Da Silva ... lighting technician
David Morais Rocas ... third assistant camera
Jessica Theis ... still photographer
Thierry Van Laere ... key grip
Wahib ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Anne Jacques ... extras casting assistant
Martin Rougier ... casting assistant
Katja Wolf ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Natasha Francotte ... wardrobe
Magdalena Marczynska ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Patrick Blocman ... location manager: prep / location scout
Laurent Hanon ... location scout
Myke Ismaël ... assistant location manager (as Myke Ismael)
Gregor Rudolph ... assistant location manager
Jim Schumann ... location assistant

Music Department

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Mikael Carlsson ... soundtrack producer
Guy Goethals ... musician: first violin
Varda Kakon ... music supervisor
David Laborier ... arranger: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else"
Damien Prud'homme ... musician: tenor sax
Christoph Simon ... music mixer / music recordist
Gast Waltzing ... arranger / music mixer / musical director: big band / musician: trumpet

Transportation Department

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Jim Schumann ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Mylene Azar ... contracts: Gaumont Film
Julien Bertheuil ... bookkeeper
Salahadine H. Beztout ... personal assistant: M. Jean-Claude Van Damme (as Salahidine 'Max' Beztout)
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto ... production coordinator
Françoise Della Libera ... production administrator
Marie-Paule Ester ... production secretary
Claude Fenioux ... production financing
Catherine Gaul ... production coordinator
Cédric Iland ... tax shelter provider
Delphine Joly ... manager: financing and public funding
Nour Rakotobe ... production controller
Pierre Thorez ... personal assistant: Mabrouk El Mechri
Anne Van Hove ... script supervisor
Bernard Vander Donckt ... production administrator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Le rois des Belges (Belgium, French title)
  • Kod adi - JCVD (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • JCVD - I huvudet på Van Damme (Sweden)
  • Ž.K.V.D. (Serbia)
  • Ж.К.В.Д. (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Belgium EUR37,959, 22 Jun 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia Mabrouk El Mechri and Jean-Claude Van Damme had an agreement that the latter couldn't yell 'cut' to end a scene (as Van Damme has done on many of his other films). See more »
Goofs When the two guys talk about movies in the Video-store the one claims that Stallone fought against Arabs in "Rambo 3". But actually in "Rambo 3" John Rambo was fighting FOR Afghans Muslims in Afghanistan and against the "bad" Russian troops. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Informers/The Soloist/Tyson (2009). See more »
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Crazy Credits The Gaumont title sequence begins with a silhouetted boy picking up a sunflower, but he is met by a silhouetted Jean-Claude Van Damme, who attempts to grab the sunflower from him. When the boy refuses to let go of the sunflower, Van Damme gives him a roundhouse kick before kicking the sunflower up into space, where it grows into the Gaumont logo. See more »
Quotes JCVD: This movie is for me. There we are, you and me. Why did you do that? Or why did I do that? You made my dream come true. I asked for it. I promised you something in return and I haven't delivered yet. You win, I lose. Unless... the path you've set for me is full of hurdles where the answer comes before the question. Yeah, I do that. Now I know why. It's the cure, from what I've seen here. It all makes sense. It makes sense to those who understand. So... America, poverty, stealing to eat... stalking producers, actors, 'movie stars', going to clubs hoping to see a star, with my pictures, karate magazines. It's all I had. I didn't speak English. But I did 20 years of karate. 'Cause before I wasn't like that.
[points to flexed bicep]
JCVD: This... this is me today. I used to be small and scrawny. And I took up karate. Hence the Dojo, hence respect, thou shall believe people who say, "Oss!" It's Samurai code. It's honor, no lies. So this guy in the US, it's not the same thing. No one says "Oss" to you. Sometimes people in show business say, "We're gonna fuck em". I believed in people, in the Dojo. I was blessed and had a lot of 'wives'. I always believed in love. It's hard for a woman with three kids to say, "Which one do I love more?" A mother... If you have 5, 6, 7, or 10 wives in a lifetime, they've all got something special, but no one cares about that in the so-called media. What about drugs? When you got it all, you travel the world. When you've been in all the hotels, you're the prima donna of the penthouse. And in all hotels the world over, traveling, you want something more. And because of a woman... well, because of love, I tried something and I got hooked. Van-Damme, the beast, the tiger in a cage, the "Bloodsport" man got hooked. I was wasted mentally and physically. To the point that I got out of it. I got out of it. But... it's all there. It's all there. It was really tough. I saw people worse off than me. I went from poor to rich and thought, why aren't we all like me, why all the privileges? I'm just a regular guy. It makes me sick to see people... who don't have what I've got. Knowing that they have qualities, too. Much more than I do! It's not my fault if I was cut out to be a star. I asked for it. I asked for it, really believed in it. When you're 13, you believe in your dream. Well it came true for me. But I still ask myself today what I've done on this Earth. Nothing! I've done nothing! And I might just die in this post office, hoping to start all over here in Belgium, in my country, where my roots are. Start all over with my parents and get my health back, pick up again. So I really hope... nobody's gonna pull a trigger in this post office... It's so stupid to kill people. They're so beautiful! So, today, I pray to God. I truly believe it's not a movie. It's real life. Real life. I've seen so many things. I was born in Belgium, but I'm a citizen of the world. I've travelled a lot. It's hard for me to judge people and it's hard for them... not to judge me. Easier to blame me. Yeah, something like that.
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