Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
The tough and cold mercenary Warchild, is working for the man who took care of his war training and upbringing, the greedy General Ruechang. Ruechang is planning to take over the country by... See full summary »
Nick Gunar (Dolph Lundgren) is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into giving up their rights to its valuable mineral resources. Nick loathes the thought of another mission, but this seemingly easy job will earn him enough money to get back with his estranged family. He recruits some of his former mercenary buddies to help him with the job. The island people refuse to give up their land and Nick decides to help them fight the greedy corporation that hired him. The island and its people bring Nick back to life. He finally finds something worth fighting for and a place to call home. As greed and treachery begin to unravel, Nick's band of mercenaries choose sides. Some are with him and others, still working for the corporation, will stop at nothing to destroy him.Written by
In the very beginning of the movie, Dolph Lundgren's character Nick Gunar "bakes" a ball of Swedish snus and pops it in his mouth. Interestingly, he puts it under his lower lip, which is rather uncommon, with the vast majority of users putting it under the upper lip. See more »
[Jamaal's been hit by a child with a blowgun]
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The R-rated Region 1 DVD is cut during a few violent moments (about 13 seconds), but on one hand is presented in a beautiful, remastered widescreen presentation. The German release in presented in a Pan and Scan presentation, but is fully uncut. The UK DVD (not VHS) release is uncut and widescreen. See more »
Yes, he was a typecast actor, but I kind of liked him, for some reason. Now he's gone (died in June). I noticed him showing up in a commercial for a cheesy home cleaning product (a mop, or something; I forget what it was exactly) not long ago, and I remember wondering if he was doing alright. Action movie star -- well, star villain, anyway -- doing cheesy ads? Not a good sign, in my book; you're supposed to go the other way: from the ads to the movies! Now I really wonder what was going on in his life, particularly when his cause of death is listed as an apparent drug overdose. He must have been very unhappy.
This isn't about Men of War (I already commented on the movie, under my prior email address, in Feb. 2001) but I just felt like this death deserved some sort of note here. Things like this remind us that actors have the same problems the rest of us do. I just hope his wife and two kids are able to deal with this.
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