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Enemies Closer (2013)

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Deep within a forest on the U.S.-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

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Peter Hyams

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Everett Scott ... Henry
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Xander
Orlando Jones ... Clay
Linzey Cocker ... Kayla
Christopher Robbie Christopher Robbie ... Sanderson
Zachary Baharov ... Saul (as Zahari Baharov)
Dimo Alexiev Dimo Alexiev ... Morris
Kris Van Damme ... Francois
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Jean (as Vladimir Mihailov)
Teodor Tsolov Teodor Tsolov ... Eto (as Teodor Tzolov)
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Wooton
Ryan Spike Dauner Ryan Spike Dauner ... Spota (as Ryan Dauner - Spike)
Jonas Talkington Jonas Talkington ... I.C.E. Leader
Paul Jenkins Paul Jenkins ... I.C.E. Agent #1
Atanas Srebrev ... I.C.E. Agent #2
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Storyline

Forest ranger and Ex-Navy SEAL Henry is forced by the drug cartel to help retrieve a major shipment of drugs which went missing on the US-Canadian border. While in the woods, he runs into a man who has a vendetta against him, but both men must struggle to escape the forest and defeat the cartel, while at odds and at knife's edge with each other. Written by Anon

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Keep your friends close.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aliança Mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Edited by Peter Hyams' son John Hyams. John had previously directed Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Solider: Regeneration (2009) (which Peter had served as Director of Photography), Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (2012) and Dragon Eyes (2012). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Henry is chasing after Xander, through the trees you can see cars headlights as they are driving. They are on an island with no cars. See more »

Quotes

Xander: [examining up a wild berry up close] I wasn't aware you grew in this park.
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Good DTV action !
5 March 2014 | by destroyerwodSee all my reviews

This is exactly how to do a low budget DTV movie right. The location is quite simple, yet big enough to carry the movie and what will happen. The characters are pretty good. I would say the protagonists where fine, the Ranger was lovable, the black dude was OK, but the show stealer is definitely Van Damme. He has been going out of his comfort zone lately in different type of role, and after having seen him in Expendables 2, i knew he could pull off a bad guy.

In this movie, he is just so over the top and nuts its amazing. He is really what give a special feeling to the movie. In lots of his post 2010 or so roles he appeared as a depressing, never smiling anti-hero and even tough some of these movies where nice(6 Bullets, Assassination Games) i was eagerly waiting for him to do something else which he is doing with this and Welcome to the Jungle.

I loved the role of Xander, and he got the hair cut to go with it ! The story itself is pretty simple yet OK, don't expect a high budget of special effects, but the fights are done nicely and there is enough action to satisfy most fans.

Overall a nice addition to your Van Damme collection, and for a guy that is now not so young, i am glad he can still pull out movies like that.


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