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The Killing Machine (2010)

Icarus (original title)
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A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

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Dolph Lundgren

Writer:

Raul Inglis (as Raul Sanchez Inglis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Edward Genn / Icarus
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Joey (as Stefanie Von Pfetten)
Samantha Ferris ... Kerr
David Lewis ... Mr. Graham
Lindsay Maxwell ... April
John Tench ... Serge
Bo Svenson ... Vadim
Katelyn Mager Katelyn Mager ... Taylor
Monique Ganderton ... Kim
Slavi Slavov ... Oleg
Stephen Chang ... John: Chinese Boss (as Stephen M.D. Chang)
Igor Morozov Igor Morozov ... Russian Officer
Mike Carpenter ... Young Icarus
Marian Koprada Marian Koprada ... Young Vadim
Chantal Forde Chantal Forde ... Janet
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Storyline

There were those who called him Icarus. Everyone else knew him as a divorced father working for an investment company. But they didn't know his other side-his dark side. Because Icarus was at his best when he was killing people. For years, he'd worked as a sleeper agent in America-but when the Soviet Empire collapsed, he found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to break from his dark past, he started over with a new identity. But you can only escape your past for so long. When a sudden mishap in Hong Kong blows Icarus' identity, past and present collide - and the assassin realizes he is now the target. The people that want him dead will stop at nothing to get to him. And that means going after what he cares about most-his wife and daughter. Fighting for his life, Icarus is forced to face the demons of his past to protect the loved ones in his present. He must fight to save the only thing he's ever done right in his life. He needs to uncover who is after him ... Written by Anonymous

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They wouldn't let him quit. See more »

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

July 2010 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killing Machine See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In this film both Dolph Lundgren and Bo Svenson plays Russians. In real life, they are both Swedish. Bo Svensons mother is Russian do. See more »

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The Beretta 92FS Inox pistol used by Icarus suddenly changes to a Taurus PT92 and then back to a 92FS Inox during a shootout. See more »

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Edward Genn: That's the funny thing about fate... if you don't follow, it will drag you where it wants to go.
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Referenced in Making of 'Icarus' (2010) See more »

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Pretty good B-movie action flic
2 April 2010 | by joerg-nezmeskalSee all my reviews

First of all, some reviewers should keep their hopes and expectations in check; this is not "True Lies 2", it doesn't even tries to. This is not a multimillion dollar action comedy with state of the art effects, stunts and actors. But if you're looking for a decent, entertaining little action flic with a small budget a story ripped right out of a 80's/90's script of a Golan/Globus production, this is for you. The story is really easy to tell: former KGB-agent turned husband and father turned assassin for the Russian Mob becomes a target and got to save his own skin. The mediocre script works thanks to a charming leading man in Lundgren and a capable director (Lundgren again) who focuses enough on the action bits to make you forget about the plot holes or some of the cringe-worthy dialogue. What keeps this movie from being a great nostalgic action trip is the lack of money. There are no big explosions or chase sequences but mostly gunbattles and fistfights (at least Dolph seem to make most of the stunts himself). And while the titular hit-man seems to travel the whole world from china to Hollywood, everything looks like shot in good ol'Canada. But with a bigger budget I'm quite sure Lundgren could give his buddy Stallone a run for his money as an director of old fashioned, testosterone fueled action-cinema. So maybe I've got to see a big budget sequel to "Red Scorpion" anytime soon! ;-)


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