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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 4, 1997


Tsui Hark
Moshe Diamant
Paul Mones
Don Jakoby
Don Jakoby
Screen Story
Tom Priestley Jr.
Sharon Boyle
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Houlihan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Gary Chang
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Pau
Composer (Music Score)
Bill Pankow
Christian Calviera
Art Director
Damien Lanfranchi
Art Director
Rick Nathanson
Nansun Shi
Richard G. Murphy
Associate Producer
David Rodgers
Executive Producer
Don Jakoby
Executive Producer
Daniel Brisseau
Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Frost Sanders
First Assistant Director
Penny Perry
Charlie Picerni
Fights Choreographer
Bruno Van Zeebroeck
Makeup Special Effects
Luc √Čtienne
Second Unit Director