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Countdown (2016)

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When a madman kidnaps a young boy and rigs him with explosives, Ray defies his captain and takes matter into his own hands. Now he must beat the clock and save the innocent child.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nic Nemeth ... Ray Thompson (as Dolph Ziggler)
Glenn Jacobs ... Lt. Cronin (as Glenn 'Kane' Jacobs)
Katharine Isabelle ... Julia Baker
Josh Blacker ... Detective Al Kendricks
Alexander Kalugin Alexander Kalugin ... Nikolai
Michael Kopsa ... Makarov
Alan O'Silva ... Vladislav Pavel
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Lilly (as Catherine Lough-Haggquist)
Jennifer Cheon Garcia ... Rachel (as Jennifer Cheon)
Luke Roessler ... Anatoly
Andrea Stefancikova ... Russian Wife
Alexander Mandra ... Boris (as Alexander 'Sasha' Mandra)
Sarwan Badesha ... Technician #1
Simon Hill Simon Hill ... Technician #2
Paul Vos Paul Vos ... Technician #3


WWE superstars Dolph Ziggler and Kane lead the action in this electrifying and heart-pounding thriller. When a madman kidnaps a young boy and rigs him with explosives, Ray (Ziggler), haunted by the loss of his young son, defies his captain (Kane) and takes matters into his own hands. Now, he must beat the clock to stop a psychopath and save an innocent child.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Katharine Isabelle and Glenn Jacobs appeared both in See No Evil 2 (2014). See more »


In one of the scenes where Ray chases a madman throughout the arena, a clip where Brock Lesnar jumps up to the ring, the banners are titled "SummerSlam." However, in another clip a few seconds later, there is an opening pyrotechnics display for Royal Rumble, which only happens at the beginning of a show and not during an entrance. See more »


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Has a great and tense story that actually makes up for the lack of dramatic acting and is actually pretty good in spite of itself
5 April 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We have a bomb strapped to a kid somewhere in the city that only an unidentified dead man knows the location of, and we have 6 hours and 42 minutes to find him." Ray (Ziggler) is a detective who hasn't been the same since he lost his son. He keeps crossing the line and is finally facing suspension. When he finds out that a young boy has been kidnapped and strapped to a bomb he ignores his suspension and sets out to find him before its too late. Now, facing a deadline Ray and IA officer Julia Baker (Isabelle) put their differences aside in order to save the boy. This is a movie that has a great plot, it is very tense and exciting to watch it unfold. The one thing it is missing are the actors to really pull off the drama needed. Going in, since this is a WWE movie that is to be expected but it still seemed to hurt the movie. That said though, this is perhaps the best WWE movie to date. Overall, a movie with a great and tense story that actually makes up for the lack of dramatic acting and is actually pretty good in spite of itself. I surprisingly give this a high B.

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5 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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