Maximum Risk

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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A standard Van Damme pic, competently assembled but with little of the manic edge found in director Lam's Hong Kong movies. In the tradition of Double Impact, we get two action heroes for the price of one. Retired French soldier Alain discovers his unknown twin dead on the streets of their home town on the Côte d'Azur. The corpse, for reasons too convoluted to explain, is Mikhail, a runner for the gang bosses of New York's Russian community. To find the killer, Alain poses as Mikhail and probes the underworld of Little Odessa. Along for the ride is Henstridge, taking care of titillation as Mikhail's girl, while the likes of French law enforcer Anglade and Russian Mafia kingpin Hemblen ensure we never want for over-ripe supporting performances.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ringo Lam
Screenwriter: Larry Ferguson
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Natasha Henstridge
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Zach Grenier
Stéphane Audran
David Hemblen
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