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Pound of Flesh (2015)

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A man's heroic attempt to help a woman in distress ends up with him waking up the next day without a kidney and plotting his revenge.

Director:

Ernie Barbarash

Writer:

Joshua James

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Deacon Lyle
John Ralston ... George Lyle
Aki Aleong ... Kung (as Leonard Gonzales)
Charlotte Peters ... Ana
Darren Shahlavi ... Drake
Brahim Achabbakhe Brahim Achabbakhe ... Nardo (as Brahime Achabbakhe)
Marsha Yuan Marsha Yuan ... Bette
Adele Baughan Adele Baughan ... Isabella
Terese Cilluffo Terese Cilluffo ... Connie
Jason Tobin ... Liam
Andrew Ng ... Father Fong
James Houghton James Houghton ... Young Simon (as Jaime Houghton)
Philippe Joly ... Zoltan
David P. Booth David P. Booth ... Rants (as David Booth)
Danning Fu Danning Fu ... Maitre D'
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Storyline

A man's heroic attempt to help a woman in distress ends up with him waking up the next day without a kidney and plotting his revenge.

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Pound of Flesh See more »

Filming Locations:

Nanhai, Guangdong, China See more »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fight & Stunt choreographer John Salvitti is a longtime mainstay of Donnie Yen's fight team, a lifelong martial artist who began his film career with Donnie & Yuen Woo-ping. See more »

Goofs

While it is true that the signage is in Chinese and they are supposed to be in the Philippines there is a Chinatown in Manila. See more »

Quotes

Isabella: Our parents got divorced. I stayed with dad and my brother went with mom.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Jean-Claude Van Damme/Nina Dobrev/The Word (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Rising to the Drop
Composed by Paul Michael Thomas
Performed by Paul Michael Thomas
Published by Spin2 Music
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Solid B-action movie
11 June 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

The premise of "Pound of Flesh" is interesting to say the least. It's difficult to describe the plot without any spoilers. It unfolds in every scene. It's not a "mystery" per se, but if you think you have the usual revenge type b-seagal-movie you are mistaken.

Overall it is good for what it is. I liked the pace (not too hasty or abrupt), I liked the direction and editing, and the plot/script is good enough.

Van Damme got old, as it was expected. We see his trademark feet open 180 degrees as in many of his movies, but the stuntman was obvious in a few scenes. The green screen used in many scenes, including many scenes inside a van are distracting but I wouldn't insist on that as a serious flaw.

The newcomer (her 1st movie) Charlotte Peters has an interesting look that maybe give her some good roles in the near future but she need lots of training in her acting (despite the fact that she went to Drama Studio London, a prestigious drama school based in England).

The conclusion, that I won't spoil you, is satisfying, something that lack many movies nowadays.

My recommendation: Check it out. Is better than the 5 average you see here. I gave it a 8 to boost it a little. Might not worth such a high score but I think is better than other recent movies of Jean-Claude.


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