Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016–2017)
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A famous action movie hero and martial arts star comes out of retirement to assume his alter ego as undercover private contractor named Jean-Claude Van Johnson. He must also deal with aging and his handler Vanessa, the ex he still loves.

Director:

Peter Atencio

Writer:

Dave Callaham
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Kat Foster ... Vanessa
Moises Arias ... Luis
Phylicia Rashad ... Jane
Bar Paly ... Krisztina
Tim Peper ... Gunnar
Ian Fisher ... Andrei
Deren Tadlock ... Victor
Kevin Michael Walsh ... Dri Ramen Waiter
Tait Fletcher ... Pap Finn
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Filip (as Filip Van Damme)
Stacey Danger ... PA
Chris Palermo ... KSL Worker #1
Daniel Hernandez ... KSL Worker #2
Alice Tate ... Leggy Model (as Alice Haig)
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A famous action movie hero and martial arts star comes out of retirement to assume his alter ego as undercover private contractor named Jean-Claude Van Johnson. He must also deal with aging and his handler Vanessa, the ex he still loves.

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Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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The series filmed in Los Angeles, which doubled for Bulgaria, which in the film-within-a-film is doubling for the Mississippi River. The designers leaned heavily on Eastern Bloc architecture: blocky, harsh gray structures with the Cyrillic alphabet on the signage. See more »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme: My name is Jean-Clade Van Damme. I used to be super famous. Perhaps you remember my first starring role in Bloodsport. It is on television all of the time. Or maybe you've seen Timecop, which is like Looper starring Bruce Willis, but like a million times better.
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References Nowhere to Run (1993) See more »

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The Baddest Man Alive
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Performed by The Black Keys & RZA
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The Best Thing Van Damme Has Ever Done
19 August 2016 | by srdone-94452See all my reviews

Proving himself a far better actor than any of his action star contemporaries Jean Claude Van Damme headlines this Amazon pilot. If there is any justice it will get a full series and provide him with the career rennaissance he so richly deserves. Without giving too much away our hero plays a fictionalised version of himself who specalises in secret missions in dangerous locations which he carries out while sneaking away from the movie set. Funny and poignant in equal measure this is accessible to anyone although some of the throwaway lines will go over the heads of those who aren't familiar with JCVD's back catalogue. Regardless of any previous familiarity with or feelings for the star this is worth a try. This could be the most impressive comeback since Lazarus.


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