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The Point Men (2001)

Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer(s) plan is complete.

Director:

John Glen

Writers:

Steven Hartov (novel), Ripley Highsmith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Tony Eckhardt
Kerry Fox ... Maddy Hope
Vincent Regan ... Amar Kamil
Cal MacAninch ... Horst
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere ... Peter Hauser
Donald Sumpter ... Benni Baum
Maryam d'Abo ... Francie Koln
Oliver Haden Oliver Haden ... George Masoud
Hendrick Haese ... Rainer Luckman
Bill Armstrong Bill Armstrong ... Harry Weber (as William Armstrong)
Martin Siegel Martin Siegel ... Gen. Ben-Zion
Marco Maes Marco Maes ... Nabil
Patrick Hastert Patrick Hastert ... Thomas Skorzeny
Lisa van Laarhoven Lisa van Laarhoven ... Blond
Guido Molinaro Guido Molinaro ... Bavarian
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Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer(s) plan is complete.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It takes one to kill one.

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Point Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg See more »

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Budget:

$6,100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Typical low budget action thriller, with one exception...
30 August 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE POINT MEN, made in 2001, is an action vehicle centred around waning star Christopher Lambert, whose HIGHLANDER days were long behind him by this stage. The plot is very much run of the mill for genre, involving a shifty Middle Eastern villain who's got a vendetta against a team of crack operatives, and it's all very familiar. But there's one thing that makes this special: the presence of Bond director John Glen at the helm.

Yes! Incredibly enough, Glen's star has also fallen far enough for him to be reduced to this kind of low-budget fare. That's great news for the film, which incorporates a series of stunning action sequences which are clearly handled by a master director; the opening chase is particularly vivid and exciting, good enough to rival Glen's work on the Bond films a couple of decades earlier.

As the story progresses I found myself highly entertained, purely down to the direction. The bit with the truck is also excellent, and if it does tail off a bit towards the end then that's forgivable. Cast-wise, Lambert gives a typical turn, leaving me with the usual impression: that he's a nice guy, but that he doesn't have much presence. Kerry Fox is miscast, but GAME OF THRONES star Donald Sumpter lends some gravitas and Vincent Regan is ever decent, this time as the bad guy. Watch out for former Bond girl Maryam d'Abo in a minor role...


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