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The Killing Machine (2010)

Icarus (original title)
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A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

Director:

Dolph Lundgren

Writer:

Raul Inglis (as Raul Sanchez Inglis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Edward Genn / Icarus
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Joey (as Stefanie Von Pfetten)
Samantha Ferris ... Kerr
David Lewis ... Mr. Graham
Lindsay Maxwell ... April
John Tench ... Serge
Bo Svenson ... Vadim
Katelyn Mager Katelyn Mager ... Taylor
Monique Ganderton ... Kim
Slavi Slavov ... Oleg
Stephen Chang ... John: Chinese Boss (as Stephen M.D. Chang)
Igor Morozov Igor Morozov ... Russian Officer
Mike Carpenter ... Young Icarus
Marian Koprada Marian Koprada ... Young Vadim
Chantal Forde Chantal Forde ... Janet
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Storyline

There were those who called him Icarus. Everyone else knew him as a divorced father working for an investment company. But they didn't know his other side-his dark side. Because Icarus was at his best when he was killing people. For years, he'd worked as a sleeper agent in America-but when the Soviet Empire collapsed, he found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to break from his dark past, he started over with a new identity. But you can only escape your past for so long. When a sudden mishap in Hong Kong blows Icarus' identity, past and present collide - and the assassin realizes he is now the target. The people that want him dead will stop at nothing to get to him. And that means going after what he cares about most-his wife and daughter. Fighting for his life, Icarus is forced to face the demons of his past to protect the loved ones in his present. He must fight to save the only thing he's ever done right in his life. He needs to uncover who is after him ... Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

July 2010 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killing Machine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,643
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The version released is the producers re-edited cut, not Dolph Lundgren's director's cut. See more »

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The Beretta 92FS Inox pistol used by Icarus suddenly changes to a Taurus PT92 and then back to a 92FS Inox during a shootout. See more »

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Edward Genn: That's the funny thing about fate... if you don't follow, it will drag you where it wants to go.
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Alternate Versions

The German DVD and Blu-Ray version is presented in the wrong image aspect ratio of 1.78:1 instead of the original 2.35:1 (cinemascope) ratio, featured on the French DVD / BLu-ray edition. See more »

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Surprisingly good...
31 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Sad to say that I had initially set my expectations low for this movie. Why? Well, it is a Dolph Lundgren movie after all, both starring and directed by the hulking Swede. But I am surprised at how good this movie was, so a big thumbs up to Lundgren on his achievement here and for blindsiding us with this movie. I am not saying that his movies are usually bad, they just tend to be a replica of the movie that came before. So you know what you would get already.

The story in "Icarus" was actually quite good, and it managed to grasp the audience in a tight grip - or by gunpoint - and take them on a roller-coaster ride full of action.

The acting in the movie was quite alright. Dolph Lundgren is, of course, right at home in this genre, but his co-stars were doing good jobs as well.

"Icarus" is definitely a bright moment in the movie history of Dolph Lundgren, and it is well-worth watching regardless if you are a fan of him or not.

So this surprise of a movie is getting a six out of ten stars rating from me.


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