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Double Team (1997)

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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Critic Reviews for Double Team

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

Rodman is more fun to watch here than either co-star, given his array of earrings and nose rings, plus hair that changes color more frequently than the first lady changes her do.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4
USA Today
Top Critic

The pinnacle of suck.

April 2, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

Exactly as bad as you'd imagine a Van Damme-Rodman collaboration to be.

October 1, 2004 | Rating: 1/5
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A gimmick movie, worth a look on cheap rental night.

July 16, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

If you're honestly wondering whether this film is any good, I can't help you.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: F | Full Review…

The talent of the director is not quite enough to make up for the minimal ability exhibited by some of the other people working on the production.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Double Team

with enough voltage to rock the free world?

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer

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