In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by "Pirates" a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide to take Pearl to Atlanta themselves. Gibson, joined by a young woman named Nady Simmons, goes in pursuit of Fender and his gang, as Gibson sets out to rescue Pearl, stop Fender and his gang from reaching Atlanta and defeat Fender who slaughtered Gibson's family.Written by
In 2011, Curnan Pictures got hold of the missing tapes of the original cut of the film through Tony Riparetti, Albert Pyun's original choice for score artist. This director's cut features Pyun's editing and previously unreleased scenes. It is commercially available through the director himself. Pyun's director's cut was released in 2014 in Germany with the film's original title, "Slinger". See more »
When Gibon's face gets cut during the final knife fight scene in the rain, the downward slash is shown several times with no effect. The final time, blood already streaming down the face when the knife strikes. See more »
The UK video version was heavily cut by 3 minutes and 15 seconds, to remove high amounts of violence and imitable techniques that were considered too extreme for an '18' rating. These included numerous edits to punches, kicks, neck breaks, a hand severing, a pole being rammed into a man's mouth and shots of a blade concealed in a man's boot. In 2000 all previous cuts were waived by the BBFC and in the same year TCF released the uncut film on DVD. See more »
Yes, of course the movie has action. But that is all it has. Basically, you get to see Van Damme run from a big group of bad guys and beat the crap out of them every time he stops. No kidding, this is just "run to this location, fight, run to new location, fight some more.." ad infinitum. Good action movies know you need breaks and pacing, but this one had none. There was nothing too impressive to me about the fight scenes, either. You just never get that "high stakes" feeling that make action movies thrilling.
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