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Hard Target/Sudden Death [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 8275216
  • Release Date: 05/22/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Synopsis


    Hard Target
    John Woo's first Hollywood feature stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, a down-and-out Cajun merchant seaman, who, after saving a young woman, Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler), from a gang of thugs on the streets of New Orleans, agrees to help her search for her father (Chuck Pfarrer), a homeless Vietnam vet. They locate local businessman Randall Poe (Elliott Keener), for whom the vet had been working, and learn that her father has become a victim of wealthy sportsman Emil Fouchon (Lance Henriksen), who, along with his cronies, hunts homeless men as a form of recreation. After Fouchon finds out that the girl is investigating the murder of her father, he arranges for she and Chance to be ambushed, but they manage to escape into the backwoods of Louisiana -- his stomping grounds. Realizing he needs to regroup, Fouchon assembles a private army to invade the bayous. They track the pair to the rustic cabin of Chance's Uncle Douvee (Wilford Brimley), and the real fireworks begin. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi

    Sudden Death
    Pittsburgh Penguins owner Howard Baldwin was the producer of Sudden Death, and the action is set in his hockey arena, in which the Penguins are playing the Chicago Blackhawks. Pittsburgh fire inspector Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is attending the game with his two children. He's quit fighting fires because of a tragedy a few years earlier involving a child he couldn't save. Also at the game is the vice-president of the United States (Raymond Barry), who is the target of a terrorist plot. The terrorist leader, an insane ex-CIA agent named Joshua Foss (Powers Boothe), has masterminded a scheme to hold the vice-president hostage in his luxury suite while demanding that payments be transferred to his account electronically at the end of each period of the game. If he doesn't get his money, he will kill one member of the vice-president's party at the end of each period, and at game's end he will order ten bombs hidden in the arena to be detonated with all 17,000 fans present. McCord discovers the plot while his daughter Emily (Whittni Wright) is kidnapped by the terrorists too. McCord must dispatch the villains and find the bombs, while saving all the hostages. Luckily, he is adept at martial arts. He fights one henchman dressed in a Penguins mascot outfit in the arena's kitchen, and another terrorist on the arena's retracting dome. At one point, McCord switches identities with a player, is sent into the game, and scores a goal. Director Peter Hyams also directed Van Damme in the blockbuster Timecop. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jean-Claude Van Damme
      Jean-Claude Van Damme - Chance Boudreaux
    • Lance Henriksen
      Lance Henriksen - Emil Fouchon
    • Arnold Vosloo
      Arnold Vosloo - Pick Van Cleaf
    • Yancy Butler
      Yancy Butler - Natasha "Nat" Binder
    • Kasi Lemmons
      Kasi Lemmons - Carmine Mitchell



    Customer rating

    Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      These Two Movies Aren't that Good

      Posted
      kevman79

      I wouldn't spend the money on this double-feature dvd, as it has only one mediocre Van Damme movie (Hard Target), while the other one (Sudden Death) is just awful.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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