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The Bouncer (2018)

Lukas (original title)
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A nightclub bouncer in his fifties who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter.

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Julien Leclercq

Writers:

Jérémie Guez, Julien Leclercq (collaboration)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Lukas
Sami Bouajila ... Maxim Zeroual
Sveva Alviti ... Lisa Zaccherini
Sam Louwyck ... Jan Dekkers
Kevin Janssens ... Geert
Kaaris Kaaris ... Omar
Alice Verset Alice Verset ... Sarah
Dimitri 'Vegas' Thivaios ... Agresseur boîte de nuit
Damien Buffard Damien Buffard ... Chimiste hollandais
Maria Bortot Maria Bortot ... Institutrice de Sarah
Manou Kersting ... Intermédiaire antiquaire
Eric Castex Eric Castex ... Homme de main Zeroual
Carlos Schram Carlos Schram ... Homme Zeroual 2
Olivier Prémel Olivier Prémel ... Homme Zeroual 3
Laurent D'Elia Laurent D'Elia ... Patron night-club
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Storyline

The hero independently raises his little daughter and works as a security guard in a nightclub. Work is simple, enough to live. At night, he is on duty, and during the day he can communicate with the girl, because he loves her so much. Once in a bar, a terrible fight takes place, the hero has to intervene, but the consequences were sad. As a result, he finds himself in a police station, and then he is sentenced to prison. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Language:

French | English | Flemish | Dutch | Italian

Release Date:

22 August 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$530,496
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was announced in January that filming would take place in Dinant. The production announces however that the places did not correspond to the expectations of the production. The shots finally take place in Namur, another city in the Walloon Region. See more »

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Solid action movie with character depth
19 December 2018 | by adil-67946See all my reviews

This movie delivers solid action and drama that reminds us of the good ole' 90's. Van-Damme's acting is great and down to earth, as he portrays a broken family man who lost his wife and struggles to provide for and protect his daughter by any means. Unlike classic Van-Damme, this movie is dark and realistic, and the action builds up nicely. It doesn't overdo anything, and gradually delivers more and more suspenseful scenes. For Van-Damme fans it's a must, but otherwise a satisfying action flick (except the rather indecisive ending). I'd recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys heavy characters and hard boiled suspense. That being said, it's not any superficial action-fest for teenagers with a short attention-span.


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