Double Team (1997)



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Like John Woo and Ringo Lam before him, noted Hong Kong action director Tsui Hark made his American filmmaking debut with a thriller starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. For this film, Hark also had the privilege of guiding basketball star Dennis Rodman through his first dramatic role. American anti-terrorist agent Jack Quinn (Van Damme) has retired from duty, content to stay with his pregnant wife at his seaside hideaway. However, the CIA lure him back into duty for one last mission: wiping out crazed international terrorist Stavros (Mickey Rourke). Quinn flies to Antwerp to ambush Stavros, but his plan fails; Quinn is captured and imprisoned in "The Colony," a prison camp for spies "too valuable to kill and too dangerous to set free." To further torture Quinn, Stavros kidnaps Quinn's wife; after she gives birth to their son, Stavros keeps him captive, surrounded by land mines and wild animals. Quinn escapes and makes plans to rescue his wife and child, but he can't do it alone, so he seeks the help of Yaz (Rodman), a top-level underground arms merchant with a tendency towards flamboyant body modification. Rodman also appears with R&B vocalist Crystal Waters on the song "Just a Freak" which appears on the film's soundtrack.
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Mickey Rourke
as Stavros
Paul Freeman
as Goldsmythe
Valeria Cavalli
as Dr. Maria Trifioli
Jay Benedict
as Brandon
Rob Diem
as Dieter Staal
Joelle Devaux-Vullion
as Stavros's Girlfriend
Russell Grant
as Carney
Ken Samuels
as Stevenson
Sandy Welch
as Delta Two
Jessica Forde
as Delta Three
Malick Bowens
as Delta Four
Dominic Gould
as Delta Five
Frederick Renard
as Delta Six
Dufaut Cyrille
as Bravo One
Eric Gauchy
as Bravo Two
Patrick Gauderlier
as Bravo Three
Orso Maria Guerrini
as Colony Resident
Alexander Koumpaan
as Russian Man
Hans Meyer
as British Man
Peter W. Nelson
as American CIA Agent
Paolo Calissano
as Rome CIA Agent
Pascal Lopez
as Stavros's Man
Dominique Fouassier
as Stavros's Man
Paolo Paoloni
as Old Monk
Ted Russof
as Brother Ramulu
Umberto Raho
as Brother Regulo
Adam Kaci
as Cyrus
Xin Xin Xiong
as Stavros's Man/Hotel
Nathalie Grac
as Mermaid
M. Szkolnic
as Co-Pilot
Angelo Ragusa
as Stavros Goon
Nick Brett
as Hospital Guard
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Full Review… | January 22, 2002
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Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Double Team

with enough voltage to rock the free world?

Wahida K
Wahida K

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Van Damme kicks a tiger in the face, i'll give some credit to that. Tsui Hark can't keep the camera in the same place for more than 5 seconds.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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The movie looked very expensive to be a van damme movie....but I can't say that Rodman did a good job

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

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