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The Art of War Details


A spy who has convinced much of the world he doesn't exist now must prove that he does in order to save thousands of lives in this thriller. After the assassination of Wu ([[Performer~P94777~James Hong~jameshong]]), China's ambassador to the United Nations, in the midst of negotiations on a trade pact, FBI agent Neil Shaw ([[Performer~P66675~Wesley Snipes~wesleysnipes]]) is assigned to ferret out the killer by his superior, Eleanor Hooks ([[Performer~P2102~Anne Archer~annearcher]]). But Shaw soon discovers that he's now considered a key suspect in the murder, and is the subject of a manhunt. Shaw's ability to cover his tracks, and his network of similarly "invisible" agents, makes him a hard man to track down. But when Shaw learns that the real killers not only plan to strike again but intend to take out most of the U.N. in the process, he swings into action to prevent the attack and clear his name; Shaw is thrown into a partnership with Julia ([[Performer~P277856~Marie Matiko~mariematiko]]), a U.N. interpreter who witnessed Wu's murder and may be able to trace a recording of the crime. The Art of War co-stars [[Performer~P6111~Michael Biehn~michaelbiehn]] as Bly, one of Shaw's associates, and [[Performer~P69192~Donald Sutherland~donaldsutherland]] as the Secretary General of the United Nations. The film was originally written as a vehicle of Hong Kong action star [[Performer~P42291~Jet Li~jetli]] before [[Performer~P66675~Snipes~wesleysnipes]] stepped in as both star and executive producer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 25, 2000


Awarded by
Genie Awards Jocelyn Caron Best Sound 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Anne Pritchard Best Art Direction/Production Design 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Marc Gagnon Best Sound Editing 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Michel Arcand Best Editing 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Nathalie Fleurant Best Sound Editing 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Normand Corbeil Best Original Score 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Pierre Gill Best Cinematography 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Don Cohen Best Sound 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Ginette Robitaille Best Art Direction/Production Design 2000 Nominee


Wesley Snipes
as Neil Shaw
Anne Archer
as Eleanor Hooks
Maury Chaykin
as Cappella
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as David Chan
Donald Sutherland
as Douglas Thomas
Michael Biehn
as Bly
Marie Matiko
as Julia
Liliana Komorowska
as Novak
James Hong
as Ambassador Wu


Christian Duguay
Oliver Stone
Nicolas Clermont
Simon Barry
Wayne Beach
Wayne Beach
Screen Story
Pierre Gill
Normand Corbeil
Composer (Music Score)
Michel Arcand
Anne Pritchard
Production Designer
Jean Morin
Art Director
Pierre Perrault
Art Director
Richard Lalonde
Don Carmody
Alan Chu
Associate Producer
Dan Halsted
Executive Producer
Wesley Snipes
Executive Producer
Elie Samaha
Executive Producer
Ginette Robitaille
Set Designer
Ginette Robitaille
Set Decorator
Odette Gadoury
Costume Designer
Don Cohen
Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Gagnon
Sound/Sound Designer
Jocelyn Caron
Sound/Sound Designer
Rosina Bucci
Vera Miller
Nadia Rona
Pierre Raymond
Visual Effects Supervisor
Georges Jardon
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jeff Ward
Fights Choreographer
Nathalie Fleurant
Sound Editor
Louis Craig
Special Effects Coordinator
Michael Scherer
Stunts Coordinator
Pierre Raymond
Special Effects Supervisor
Georges Jardon
Special Effects Supervisor