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The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008)

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Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing.

Director:

Josef Rusnak

Writers:

Keith Shaw (screenplay), Jason Bourque (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Shaw
Lochlyn Munro ... Garret
Athena Karkanis ... Heather
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Reverend Tim
Ryan McDonald ... Alex
Rachel Hayward ... Carlson
Scott Heindl ... Graham
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Senator Phillips
Olivia Cheng ... Geena
Paul Bae Paul Bae ... Stan
Clifford W. Stewart Clifford W. Stewart ... Mom
Anna Mae Wills ... Tammy (as Anna Mae Routledge)
Eric Brecker Eric Brecker ... Becker
Kenneth W. Yanko Kenneth W. Yanko ... General (as Kenneth Yanko)
Dean Redman ... Team Leader
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Storyline

When Agent Neil Shaw comes out of hiding to vindicate his former mentor's murder, he winds up on the trail of betrayal and lethal corruption. Under the charge of his friend and a senatorial candidate, his mission is to set things straight. But when more people turn up dead, Shaw realizes that he's been set up as bait. Written by Anonymous

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He's Back... And He Wants Revenge

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, brief language and sexual images | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'art de la guerre II - Trahison See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "L900 Battle Rifle" is in fact the M-950/Liberty III Pistol from Calico Weapon System. See more »

Goofs

When Alex is shot, a trail of digitized blood covers the column he's standing behind. As the actor falls back and slides down the column to the floor, the lower half of the trail briefly blends in with his face. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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C'mon... it is entertaining!
24 August 2009 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

It ain't no masterpiece or even great action flick, but all in all this is a Wesley Snipes bad-to-da-bone thriller roller-coaster with a couple of interesting twists. In the end a satisfying experience.

Wesley Snipes returns as Neil Shaw, now an ex-special operative, who earns his dough by consulting Hollywood action flicks. The money is good and leaves enough time to hone the body and martial arts skills. The good life ends, when Shaw receives word of Mom, cross-dresser, special op, mentor and teacher, being killed in a freak robbery. But was this really an accident? Shaw teams up with Melina Cruz, the out-of-marriage daughter of Mom. The plot thickens, when his friend and employer Garret, an actor with his sights on the US Senate, is subject to a botched assassination attempt.

Yes. It has flaws, especially the overusing of the shaky cam, but hell... so does 90% of movies nowadays. Also SFX are a bit iffy, but that shouldn't lower the satisfaction from watching the flick. Definitely on a lower level than the original, but all in all I did feel entertained and don't really feel the need to nitpick. Wesley Snipes stays fit and is appealing to watch, no matter how appalling the said role. This one however wasn't even half-bad and Snipes carries the movie decently. Forgettable, passable, but in the end not a total waste of time, if you want to chill.

That said I did watch this one straight after "Brutal" (2007), which makes it seem a masterpiece in comparison.


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