Maximum Risk

1996

Maximum Risk

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30%

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34%

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This fast-paced actioner starts in the streets of Nice where several assassins pursue a man and end up killing him. French cop Alain discovers that the deceased was his exact double. Alain takes his place and must avoid both Mafia and FBI in attempts to solve the mystery.

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Cast

Jean-Claude Van Damme
as Alain/Mikhail
Frank Van Keeken
as Davis Hartley
David Hemblen
as Dmitri Kirov
Donald Burda
as Nicholas
Rob Kaman
as Morris
Denis Costanzo
as Innkeeper
Carlo Rota
as Bohemia Bartender
Joe Pingue
as Bohemia Doorman
Hugh Thompson
as Bohemia Doorman
Gloria Slade
as Airline Steward
Jackie Richardson
as Large Woman
Ed Sahely
as Desk Clerk
Martine Pujol
as Cleaning Lady
Dan Duran
as Reporter
Raymond Accolas
as Bank Manager
Kedar Brown
as Tough Teen
Claire Cellucci
as Yuri's Girlfriend
John Bayliss
as Kirov's Butler
Henry Gomez
as Cab Driver
Louise Naubert
as Secretary
Phillip Wotton
as Sebastien's Driver
Jean-Pierre Galleri
as Paris Police Detective
Stephan Müller
as Paris Fireman
John Nelles
as Nervous Passenger
John Pearson
as Guard Sargeant
Sharon Bernbaum
as Assistant Bank Manager
David Christoffel
as Bank Security Guard
Branko Racki
as Vladmir
George Kash
as Man in Private Room
David Turner
as Inspector No. 2
Veronique Diehl
as Mother at Villefranche Apt.
Alain Phillip
as Morgue Attendant
Christine Manning
as Woman in Vault
Charles Drummond
as Officer at Bank
Bruno Magnes
as Innocent Driver
Danny Lima
as Guard No. 3
Lon E. Katzman
as Bodyguard
Ed Queffelec
as Bodyguard
Ron Van Hart
as Ivan's Bodyguard
Brian Kaulback
as Ivan's Bodyguard
Armin Konn
as Petrie
Sveltlana Medianik
as Club Bohemia Singer
Andrei Smal
as Club Bohemia Band Member
Alexander Kanewsky
as Club Bohemia Band Member
Mikhael Ziskine
as Club Bohemia Band Member
Andrei Denga
as Club Bohemia Band Member
Arkadij Kaplan
as Club Bohemia Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Maximum Risk

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Audience Reviews for Maximum Risk

  • Jan 18, 2012
    Just a weeee bit on the stupid side. I prefer if when Van Damme pokes fun at himself.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2010
    Lam and Van Damme together again in this passable time waster.  I actually quite liked their other films, especially In Hell, which I think is a STV masterpiece, and MR measures somewhere around Wake of Death.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2010
    This is one of Van Damme's best movies, I loved the plot and the acting (especially the fight scenes) were great. A police inspector takes his murdered twin brother's place and inherits his problems and his beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to interact with the FBI and the Russian mafia while he attends a kickboxing tournament, he does this in order to solve the crime that happened to his brother. Van Damme was awesome in this movie and I remember renting this movie many times. You won't regret watching this movie, for sure.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2009
    A cop (Van Damme) just found out about something new. He's had a twin brother all these years and didn't know it, but the bad part is that he just found out by finding his twin's dead body. Little does this cop know that his twin brother was a Russian agent. Since he looks just like the person that just died, everybody around town thinks he's someone he's not. When it comes to the mafia and FBI agents, this just might spell trouble. Like he did in "Double Impact", Jean-Claude Van Damme once again plays the role of twins, although not as much this time around. "Maximum Risk" might be a bit shallow on plot depth, but who cares? Van Damme movies are known for their great stunts, action, and especially the fighting sequences, and let me tell you, there is A LOT of each in this movie. The stunts, special effects, etc. come together as one to make "Maximum Risk" a fast paced, suspense filled adventure that all Van Damme fans should watch. It might not be one of his top five movies, but if you're a fan of other Van Damme movies, then checking out "Maximum Risk" isn't that big of a risk to take. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2002.
    Jason O Super Reviewer

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