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"In the deep jungles of South East Asia a blood thirsty mercenary Sebastian, hunts for the thrill of the chase and victims to sell into slavery. In one operation he kills a peaceful local ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Trejo ... Aroon
Gary Daniels ... Sebastian Riker
Krystal Vee ... Nana
John Edward Lee John Edward Lee ... Lonny Smith
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Tiny Delaney
Bai Ling ... Kyo
Damon Whitaker ... Dock Bagley
Winston Sefu Winston Sefu ... Doctor Pong
Jeremiah Hundley Jeremiah Hundley ... Kajan
Jiradej Tangdumrongtham Jiradej Tangdumrongtham ... Buisnessman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vrinda Benedict Vrinda Benedict ... Jade
Adrian Bowden Adrian Bowden ... Gan / Aroon's Double
Kitiya Chaiyapan Kitiya Chaiyapan ... Amelia Korakoad
Pornkamol Chatchawalthanathat Pornkamol Chatchawalthanathat ... Riow
Thanida Chuansa-Ard Thanida Chuansa-Ard ... Soup Lady
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Storyline

"In the deep jungles of South East Asia a blood thirsty mercenary Sebastian, hunts for the thrill of the chase and victims to sell into slavery. In one operation he kills a peaceful local shaman Aroon, and his family. As Sebastian leaves with his catch, Aroon dies... only to come to life the next day. Something has happened to Aroon, a gift to some, but a curse to him - for he cannot die. Full of despair and unable to cope with life without his family he attempts suicide. After each attempt he dies, only to be reborn the next morning. Trying to understand what prevents him from dying Aroon must go on a quest that will lead him across the jungles and cities of Asia, searching for a secret to unlock his immortality."

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mercenary See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Lunaflux Productions See more »
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Color
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A very odd film but not bad.
29 November 2013 | by jhpstrydomSee all my reviews

Luckily I found out in advance that this film was nothing like what the cover art suggested it would be and even though it also goes under the title THE MERCENARY the plot doesn't really revolve around any kind of mercenary. It's really a very odd film but I didn't think it was bad at all. The plot was intriguing enough to draw my attention and it was very different to other films Gary Daniels had appeared in before.

I thought about giving a synopsis which I don't normally do so that people would have a better idea of what to expect but I discovered the plot actually sounds more confusing than it really is. If you watch the film itself the plot makes more sense because there is more than one character story and sometimes it goes from being a supernatural drama to a love story to an action movie and during the third act it's all three at once.

On the technical side it's really well made, the cinematography is very nicely done and the acting isn't all that bad. The characters do start to grow on you after a while and granted the film isn't perfect by any means.

Overall, it's a very odd film but not bad but I recommend you ignore the cover art as it doesn't really represent what the film really is about. You can expect to see an intriguing plot that is more of a supernatural story with a bit of romance and a few mild action scenes.


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