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Death Warrant
Death Warrant
Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, George Dickerson, Art LaFleur
Director: Deran Sarafian
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2001     1hr 29min

Jean-Claude Van Damme faces his biggest challenge yet: a maximum-security prison! The internationalsuperstar spin-kicks his way through this action-adventure powerhouse that explodes with death-defying stunts and nonstop m...  more »


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Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, George Dickerson, Art LaFleur
Director: Deran Sarafian
Creators: Russell Carpenter, G. Gregg McLaughlin, John A. Barton, Andrew G. La Marca, Mark DiSalle, David S. Goyer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/06/2001
Original Release Date: 09/14/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/1990
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Christopher K. (Venomn) from PORT ST LUCIE, FL
Reviewed on 8/14/2008...
Jean Claude Van Damme plays a cop,who goes undercover in prison to bust a body parts,gun smuggling operation.Until the only man who knows who he is winds up in the same prison,The Sandman.Then all hell breaks loose and it's a fight to the death.
0 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Entertainment Warrant
Rocky Raccoon | Boise, ID | 10/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Jean-Claude Van Damme's martial arts extravaganza is bolstered by some fine editing, a dark, scary soundtrack, and some mighty fine camera work. Despite some B-level acting (except for Robert Guillaume as a supply doling inmate) director, Deran Sarafian, keeps the whole affair rolling along well enough to provide some key suspenseful moments. The plot involves police investigator, Louis Burke (Van Damme), who becomes a mole in prison while investigating a deadly crime ring while the elusive "Sandman" lurks in the background with nine-lives more reminiscent of Michael Myers than a super criminal. Although this element breaks up the film's credibility somewhat, it ups the tension as well. In the end 'Death Warrant' is a lively hour and a half movie that has enough going for it to make you forget its weaknesses.

A J.P.'s Pick 3's = Good"
Van Damme takes it to a whole new level...
Zachary | Ohio | 04/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you would of said Van Damme back in 1990,people would of responded he was in Bloodsport or Kickboxer which were simply martial art type of films.Van Damme stepped up to the level with Schwarzenegger and Stallone in this box-office hit.Even though jail movies have been done before like Stallones "Lockup" and Sean Penn's "Bad Boy's" Death Warrant took it into overtime,having a convincing villian in the "Sandman" and a believing hero in Van Damme.An undercover cop in jail?Dangerous if you ask me but Van Damme fights the odds and comes up victorious in an all out supercharged war.With fast pace kicks and fight sequences Van Damme is your ticket to nonstop action..."
Up the Irons
Greekfreak | Pusan Korea (South) | 11/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As a longtime afficianado of the Van Damme oeuvre, I can honestly say that this film does right by the requisite cliches (where prison movies are concerned), and is actually not bad for repeated viewings.Similar in pace to Stallone's "Lock-Up" and slightly less entertaining, but still pretty good, "Death Warrant" gets higher marks than it should because of the action (well-choreographed until the climax, which is stricly by-the-numbers Van Damme signature moves), the moody lighting and production accuracy, and Robert Guillaume and Patrick Kilpatrick as the veteran inmate and omnipotent nemesis, respectively.Van Damme still had a few films to go before he reached his peak, but this was a step in the right direction."