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Blackjack (1998)

Dolph Lundgren plays Jack Devlin, a U.S Marshal who protects high-profile clients when it comes to a matter of security.

Director:

John Woo

Writer:

Peter Lance
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Jack Devlin
Kate Vernon ... Dr. Rachel Stein
Phillip MacKenzie ... Rory Gaines
Kam Heskin ... Cinder James
Fred Williamson ... Tim Hastings
Andrew Jackson ... Don Tragle
Padraigin Murphy Padraigin Murphy ... Casey
Tony De Santis ... Detective Trini
Albert Schultz ... Derek Smythe
Janet Bailey ... Connie Hastings
Saul Rubinek ... Thomas
Peter Keleghan ... Bobby Stern
Scott Nichol Scott Nichol ... Dealer
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... Kamenev (as Geza Kovacz)
Christie MacFadyen Christie MacFadyen ... Nicky Stern (as Christine MacFadyen)
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Storyline

After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. Now he must confront his fear and the assassin, who seems to be well aware of Jack's problem Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Taglines:

Hired to protect. Trained to kill. Forced to survive. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Woo's Blackjack See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround) (2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dolph Lundgren does not take his shirt off in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Cinder is alone with her assailant, photographed from the back, her hands are clearly tied around a post, but photographed from the front, they are clearly free. See more »

Quotes

Jack Devlin: Pick a card.
Cinder James: Will it tell my future?
Jack Devlin: It's just a card.
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Alternate Versions

The Canadian Broadcast Version Which Premeired This Year(2002) as a none-tv-movie, but a realy released film, has the sequences of bright colors cut for time . See more »

Connections

Referenced in Making of 'Blackjack' (1998) See more »

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Horrible!
8 October 1998 | by What?See all my reviews

Around 1990 I saw "The Killer" for the first time. Before that I never heard of John Woo. And of course I love it. Since then his audience has grown. He is now a cult. Specially for my generation (boys 16-30).

But this film is terrible! Although my friend asked a interesting question. "If it wasn´t in English, would we have liked it?"


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