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The Order (2002)




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Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a reformed artifacts smuggler in this adventure-thriller directed by Sheldon Lettich. Rudy (Van Damme) is forced to venture to Jerusalem after his father is taken hostage by a group of religious extremists. In order to free his dad, Rudy must find a ancient scroll that contains secret information about a mysterious and ancient religious sect. Not surprisingly, that same sect doesn't want that particular scroll to be found. Rudy is thus forced to contend with many powerful obstacles as he sets about to procure the artifact and free his dad. Film icon Charlton Heston also appears in a minor role.

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Charlton Heston
as Prof. Finley
Ben Cross
as Major Ben-Ner
Jack Widerker
as Executive
Sami Huri
as Lt. Itsik
Abdel Qissi
as Big Arab
Anton Trendafilov
as Russian Emigree
Yuri Savchev
as Concierge
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Critic Reviews for The Order

All Critics (6)

Yes, it's true: Jean-Claude Van Damme is now a screenwriter.

April 3, 2005

...Van Damme even goes so far as to co-write the script - though I suspect his contribution was limited to the many lame one-liners peppered throughout the film.

Full Review… | September 3, 2003
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Not sure what they were shooting for in this movie, but if you like MST3K, you can practice your movie riffing on this one pretty easily.

Andy Cramer
Andy Cramer

Much like a Chuck Norris movie, when you watch a Van Damme movie you pretty much know what you are getting: a healthy dose of martial arts action, little plot and mediocre acting. This does not break that mold. Van Damme's acting is worse here than in some of his others - he hams it up big time. The martial arts choreography is decent enough, but the storyline is highly unbelievable. Sofia Milos softens the blows of some of the rough edges. Knowing what you are getting in advance makes it go down easy.

Don Schick
Don Schick

More exciting and the best non-stop action scenes of Jean-Claude Van Damme who's on run around at the city of Israel, I like that.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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