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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.

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Ernie Barbarash

Writer:

Joshua Todd James (as 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 Chab ... 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 »

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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$163,080
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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

Actor & Stunt Performer Brahim Chab had previously worked with Jean-Claude Van Damme on the as yet unreleased project, The Eagle Path. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) Clouds pass behind the moon. See more »

Quotes

Deacon Lyle: Game over.
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Connections

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

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Composed by Anastasia Boissier and Jamie Reeds
Performed by Anastasia Boissier
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Van Damme is Back!
19 July 2015 | by albrechtcmSee all my reviews

I don't want to discuss the storyline here because from the start it's off-beat, surprising and entertaining. After so many cinematic dogs that made it look as if Mr. Van Damme's films were going the way of Steven Seagal, this turnaround is arguably one of Mr. Van Dammne's best films. The script is right on, direction tight, and the storyline went off in a really different direction. He has to fight, yes, but not just to show off his acrobatics every other scene. And rather than just another action flick, this has heart and a story that may stick with the viewer. Someone once said that a good story should have an ending that is inevitable, yet still a surprise. I liken a good story to a magician on stage. He places his top hat upside down on a table and goes through his array of tricks, and although you just know it's coming, when at the end he pulls that live rabbit out his hat you're surprised and amazed. In this case, I was expecting to take a step further and really surprise with that rabbit, but still, the ending was quite satisfactory, maybe even better that what I had expected, all things considered. I'd say this is a film any Van Damme fan should have on the shelf. One little thing: Although this was shot, entirely I think, in Canada, it was supposed to be Manila. I've never been there, and I imagine there are a great many people there from China, but in much of the movie, judging from the background and all the signs and passersby, I'd have sworn we were in Hong Kong or some such place. That didn't hurt the film however. I'm just saying....


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