| Share

Double Team

Director: Tsui Hark
Writers: Don Jakoby and Paul Mones
Director of Photography:Peter Pau
Editor:Bill Pankow
Music:Gary Chang
Production Designer:Marek Dobrowolski
Producer:Moshe Diamant
Columbia; R; 90 minutes
Cast:Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke

Van Damme, Rodman and Rourke do not conjure thoughts of Olivier, Gielgud and Richardson. Rarely have three more verbally challenged actors been asked to carry a film. But then again, the plot is so light that it doesn't matter that most of the exchanges are barely intelligible. The real attractions here are car crashes, gunplay and explosions that speak in a language we all understand. Quinn (Van Damme), a retired spy guy, goes back to work to haul in the evil Stavros (Rourke). The first skirmish results in the accidental death of Stavros's son. The rest of the movie charts Quinn's effort to prevent Stavros from returning the favor. Rodman plays an arms dealer, Yaz, but oddly has no screen presence. We've seen the tattoos and piercings before, and that's all he brings to the table. Throw in a flat speaking voice and an endless supply of bad sports puns and Yaz is a cinematic disaster. Oh, well. Laurence Olivier was probably a lousy rebounder.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Double Team from Infoplease:

  • double-team: meaning and definitions - double-team: Definition and Pronunciation
  • platform tennis - platform tennis platform tennis, version of lawn tennis played on an elevated wooden or aluminum ...
  • Dennis Rodman - Biography of Dennis Rodman, The freaky former NBA star with the funny hair colors
  • Dictionary Index - Dictionary Index don dona donable Donald Donar donate Donatello donation donation land Donatist ...
  • Martina Hingis - Biography of Martina Hingis, Three-time winner of women's singles at the Australian Open

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring