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Double Team (1997)

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An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.

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Hark Tsui

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Don Jakoby (story), Don Jakoby (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Jack Quinn
Dennis Rodman ... Yaz
Mickey Rourke ... Stavros
Paul Freeman ... Goldsmythe
Natacha Lindinger ... Kathryn Quinn
Valéria Cavalli ... Dr. Maria Trifioli
Jay Benedict ... Brandon
Joëlle Devaux-Vullion Joëlle Devaux-Vullion ... Stavros' Girlfriend
Bruno Bilotta ... Kofi
Mario Opinato ... James
Grant Russell Grant Russell ... Carney
William Dunn William Dunn ... Roger
Asher Tzarfati ... Moishe
Rob Diem Rob Diem ... Dieter Staal
Ken Samuels ... Stevenson
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Storyline

Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to "The Colony", a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from there, and seeks the aid of Yaz, a weapons dealer, for his final battle with Stavros. Written by Orlandus Brown Jr.

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They Don't Play by the Rules. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Colony See more »

Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,034,914, 6 April 1997

Gross USA:

$11,438,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,438,337
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SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mickey Rourke became part of The Expendables movie franchise. Mickey Rourke was in The Expendables (2010) but didn't return in the sequel The Expendables 2 (2012) in which Van Damme played the main antagonist. See more »

Goofs

In the gun shop after the grenade explodes, Yaz says, "But no checks. And my rule is, you break it, you bought it," without moving his lips. See more »

Quotes

Jack Quinn: Offense gets the glory.
Yaz: But defense wins the game.
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Connections

References Desperado (1995) See more »

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Double Delight
Written by Joey Schwartz
Performed by Joey Schwartz and Eric Swerdloff
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Art in its highest form
22 August 1999 | by SZMSee all my reviews

I just love bad movies. Now many don't make the cut because they simply don't suck to the magnitude needed to make them a "bad classic". This film, however, rockets past others and makes no attempt to disguise its crap-value by including a good actor, plot twist, or a clever bit of dialogue. No, this movie fails (succeeds?) in all categories. I went to the premiere a couple of years back, and still regret that fateful day. Only one other film has traumatized me to that extent (I payed full admission for Congo on the premiere...). Sometimes, no amount of comments will prepare you for a true impact of a film. Schindler's List, Kids, Saving Private Ryan, and... Double Team. See this movie, you will never be the same again.


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