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Story

When a kickboxing police inspector is murdered, his kickboxing twin brother infiltrates the Russian mob in order to see justice meted out--as painfully as possible. A slimmed-down Jean-Claude Van Damme is surprisingly effective as the lead(s), but the real star here is gritty Hong Kong director Ringo Lam (probably best known for City on Fire, the film that inspired Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs), who makes a lethal American debut with this hard-edged, convoluted film, which uses the identical-sibling gimmick to considerably darker effect than the goofball Double Impact. Some incredible stunt work and a terrifically ruthless final reel make this underrated action film a winner, although fans of Species may be somewhat disappointed that costar Natasha Henstridge never fully displays the assets that made her famous. --Andrew Wright

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Jean-Claude Van DammeAlain Moreau/Mikhail Suverov
Natasha HenstridgeAlex Minetti
Jean-Hugues AngladeSebastien
Zach GrenierIvan Dzasokhov
Paul Ben-VictorAgent Pellman
Frank SengerAgent Loomis
Stefanos MiltsakakisRed Face
Frank Van KeekenDavis Hartley
David HemblenDmitri Kirov
Stéphane AudranChantal Moreau
Dan MoranYuri
Donald BurdaNicholas
Rob KamanMorris
Herb LovelleMartin

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Ringo Lam
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 101 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 13, 1996
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 30, 2001
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