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Knock Off Details


Hong Kong action genre craftsman Tsui Hark directed this martial arts tale, his second collaboration with actor Jean-Claude Van Damme after Jean-Claude Van Damme (1997). Van Damme stars as Marcus Ray, a Hong Kong fashion designer who specializes in "knock-offs," cheaply produced jeans and sneakers meant to look like major-label merchandise. With his new partner Tommy Hendricks (Rob Schneider), Marcus hopes to go legit and put his shady past behind him, but Tommy is really an undercover CIA agent investigating the smuggling of mini-bombs in Marcus' products. An unwitting pawn in a scheme concocted by the KGB and Tommy's CIA superior Johanson (Paul Sorvino), Marcus must clear his name and save his company. His quest to do so becomes even more complicated when local authorities link him to a murder and a vice-president, Karen (Lela Rochon), arrives from Marcus' parent company to investigate discrepancies in his bookkeeping. Knock Off is based on a script by Steven E. de Souza, author of Steven E. de Souza (1982) and Steven E. de Souza (1988). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:July 17, 1998


Jean-Claude Van Damme
as Marcus Ray
Rob Schneider
as Tommy Hendricks
Lela Rochon
as Karen
Paul Sorvino
as Johansson
Carman Lee
as Ling Ho
Wyman Wong
as Eddie
Glen Chin
as Skinny
Michael Wong
as Han
Moses Chan
as Officer Fong


Tsui Hark
Nansun Shi
Steven E. de Souza
Arthur Wong
Russell Mael
Composer (Music Score)
Ron Mael
Composer (Music Score)
Bill Lui
Production Designer
James Leung
Production Designer
Raymond Fung
Richard G. Murphy
Associate Producer
William Fung
Costume Designer
Ben Luk
Costume Designer
Mabel Kwan
Costume Designer
Gary Wilkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Kingson Shek
First Assistant Director
Rico Chu
First Assistant Director
Joe Chi
First Assistant Director
Lauris Freeman