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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 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.

Genres:

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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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

The "Royal Canadian Mounted Police" do not wear the classic red serge jackets, that's only for special events and even there there's only a handful of them. The "mounties" on duty in the movie should be wearing normal police style uniforms in dark colors. The production had the uniforms completely wrong and almost comedic. See more »

Quotes

Xander: When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, as for the French singer Edith Piaf. I truly loved that goose. Everybody thought it was funny! Then one night when we were at dinner, my grandmama said to me, "Edith tastes good, no?" I ran out of that table, I puke up. I cry like a child. Ever since, I became a vegan.
[takes bite from apple]
Xander: I'm telling you, I had to kill her.
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Straightforward Action With An Anti Left Subtext
3 May 2014 | by tariq-hossenbuxSee all my reviews

Enemies Closer is a fairly straightforward action movie set in the wilderness along the Canada-US border. Tom Everett Scott stars as Henry, a former navy seal who finds his military skills are needed again to deal with Van Damne's villainous drug smuggling Xander character. It features some good hand to hand combat sequences, and very little in the way of gun fighting. This is thanks to the fact that Xander is anti gun, and it is also established early on that he is an eco friendly organic vegan. When a villain is espousing these left wing values, it makes one a little suspicious about the agenda of the film and makes you question why it's there. Xander's character is explained and developed at one point when he tells a story about why he became a vegan. It should also be mentioned that Xander's gang of villains are mostly French too. Coincidence that they come from a very socialist area? On the other hand Ex soldier Henry Taylor does not tout a lot of right wing statements either. In fact he goes along as best as he can with the flow of the action accompanied by his partner Clay, played by Orlando Jones. Henry Taylor's character is revealed well by his interaction with Clay. His caring for others is in sharp contrast to the cold blooded nature of Xander. Xander's constant states about organic foods and the environment add an element of comedic relief to this film. I found it completely watchable as an action movie, and found the persistent anti left subtext in the film actually made it more entertaining to watch.


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