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Double Team (1997)

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An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), Don Jakoby (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Jack Quinn
Dennis Rodman ... Yaz
Mickey Rourke ... Stavros
Paul Freeman ... Goldsmythe
Natacha Lindinger ... Kathryn Quinn
Valeria Cavalli ... Dr. Maria Trifioli (as Valéria Cavalli)
Jay Benedict ... Brandon
Joëlle Devaux-Vullion Joëlle Devaux-Vullion ... Stavros' Girlfriend
Bruno Bilotta ... Kofi
Mario Opinato ... James
Grant Russell ... Carney
William Dunn William Dunn ... Roger
Asher Tzarfati ... Moishe
Rob Diem Rob Diem ... Dieter Staal
Ken Samuels ... Stevenson
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Storyline

Counterterrorist officer, Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to the colon;y; a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from there, and seeks the aid of Yaz, a weapons dealer, for his final battle with Stavros. Written by Orlandus Brown Jr.

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You're either on their side...or in their way. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Contrary to this page, Van Damme had 3 other films get a theatrical release in Australia AFTER this film. They were - Legionaire, Knock Off and Universal Soldier: The Return. See more »

Goofs

There is no cross marker next to the mine when Yaz accidentally steps on it. A second later there is a cross marker next to it and his foot. See more »

Quotes

Jack Quinn: Kathryn! Your damn cow was in my way.
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Double Team (2011) See more »

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Double Delight
Written by Joey Schwartz
Performed by Joey Schwartz and Eric Swerdloff
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Okay action, but huge logical gaps.
28 April 2000 | by action-6See all my reviews

Double Team is the third movie that Van Damme has done for a former HONG-KONG action-movie director. He has done "Hard Target" for John Woo and "Maximum Risk" for Ringo Lam. Double Team is directed by Tsui Hark. Hark is excellent at directing action-scenes and Double Team is a good way for him to start in Hollywood. Van Damme plays agent Jack Quinn, and is sent out to kill super-terrorist Stavros, who is played by Mickey Rourke. Quinn fails and is therefore sent sent to a place called "The Colony". "The Colony" is a place where the world's most dangerous terrorists/agents are sent. These agents/terrorists are too dangerous to go free on the street and too valuable to kill. Quinn escapes from the colony and goes after Stavroes for revenge. Quinn is helped by Yaz, who is played by the basket-star Dennis Rodmann. Double Team is full of well made action and martial-art scenes. However, it`s far from perfect. The whole plot is very silly, there are huge logical gaps and holes in the story and Mickey Rourke is far from convincing as a villain. Double Team isn`t a film for everybody. Van Damme seems like he is out of shape. But it`s definetly worth to rent it for an action-fan. But I must say that "Knock Off" is better. I give this movie 7 out of 10.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,034,914, 6 April 1997

Gross USA:

$11,438,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,438,337
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SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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