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Replicant (2001)




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Movie Info

This $17 million direct-to-video production by Hong Kong director Ringo Lam is the story of a fire-obsessed serial killer (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and the recently retired cop (Michael Rooker) intent on stopping him. After finding his hair follicle at a crime scene, a secret government agency clones the killer in the hopes that the replicant will aid in the search. Although he's full-grown, the clone (also played by Van Damme) has the emotional and mental capacity of a young child. Soon the na´ve replicant begins to have visions of past murders and an abusive mother, leading him to escape and seek the killer on his own. ~ Skyler Miller, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong violence, language and some sexuality)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Riggins, Les Weldon, Lawrence David Riggins
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 16, 2001
Artisan Entertainment


Jean-Claude Van Damm...
as The Torch/Replicant
Pam Hyatt
as Mrs. Riley
Allan Gray
as Roarke
James Hutson
as Snotty Concierge
Margaret Ryan
as Gwendolyn
Ingrid Tesch
as 911 Operator
Fulvio Cecere
as Agent #1
Dominic Ferronato
as Downtown Home Infant
Matteo Ferronato
as Downtown Home Infant
Claire Riley
as Penny Martin
Rob Lee
as Lab EEG Technician
David Palffy
as Pimp #1
Stanley Katz
as Market Owner
Lisa Ann Beley
as Terrified Neighbor
Mark Brandon
as Reporter #1
Tracy Hway
as Reporter #2
J.J. McColl
as Video Teacher
Alexander Pollock
as Young Garrotte
April Telek
as Downtown Mother Vict...
Paul Bittante
as Hooker Cop
Jason Griffith
as Bus Driver
Hiro Kanagawa
as Lab Video Technician...
Daryl Shuttleworth
as Uniform Foyer Cop
Biski Gugushe
as Loft Cop
Josh Green
as Murphy
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Critic Reviews for Replicant

All Critics (11)

The action sequences are well staged and credit where credit is due: The 40-year-old martial artist still has the physical goods, executing 180 splits and gymnastic stunts with the grace and apparent ease of someone much younger.

Full Review… | November 2, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Slightly less awful than most of Van Damme's efforts.

April 3, 2005

Low budget and low thought exploration of promising idea

September 16, 2004

Replicant doesn't even come close to some of Van Damme's better flicks (Timecop and Sudden Death), but it's certainly an improvement over what he's been up to lately.

Full Review… | May 7, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

I was surprised to find "Replicant" wasn't too bad at all.

Full Review… | September 24, 2002
Laramie Movie Scope

People looking for a movie that offers conversational debate on a controversial dilemma should look beyond this one-dimensional decoy.

Full Review… | December 8, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Replicant


didnt finish it wont to though reli good film

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Preposterous thriller stars Jean-Claude Van Damme not once but twice, playing a clone of himself. The original Van Damme is a vicious serial killer terrorising Seattle. The second Van Damme is a clone of the killer, created with the hopes of being used to track down the original. It plays as silly as it sounds, a sci-fi rehash of several genres with as much flair and excitement as dead grass. The production values are higher, but the acting and script are direct-to-video masterpiece.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Claude Van Damme plays two roles; a brutal serial killer, Edward "The Torch" Garrotte with a taste for young mothers - killing them before burning them and the replicant of the same killer (because clones clearly have psychic connections to their evil originators) created in a government laboratory for one reason only: to help a cop find this killer. Michael Rooker is the ex-cop who had been assigned to the "The Torch" case and who gets the job of babysitting the "replicant". OK the plot is ridiculous but who watches a Van Damme film for the plot? You watch it for the violence and action and I had a Damme good time watching it lol.

Deb S

Super Reviewer

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