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Until Death (2007)

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Stowe is a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.

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Simon Fellows
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Anthony Stowe
Selina Giles ... Valerie Stowe
Mark Dymond ... Mark Rossini
William Ash ... Serge
Stephen Lord ... Jimmy Medina
Gary Beadle ... Mac
C. Gerod Harris ... Ross
Wes Robinson ... Chad Mansen
Stephen Rea ... Gabriel Callaghan
Buffy Davis Buffy Davis ... Jane
Alana Maria ... Clementine
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Lucy
Adam Leese ... Van Huffel
Rachel Grant ... Maria Ronson
Paul Williams Paul Williams ... Tommy
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Storyline

Anthony Stowe is a down-and-out detective addicted to heroine whose days always seem to go from bad to worse. Stowe is coming off of a drug deal, in which two officers were killed, and the primary villain, the drugs, the money and the surveillance tapes are still at large. He is also dealing with his wife, who has just informed him that she is pregnant - but the child is not his. After a gunfight in which Stowe comes very close to death, After being severely wounded and losing all will to live, His body gives up and falls into a coma. After an inner battle with himself, He gains again the spirit to live again. While on the road to recovery, Stowe finds himself in a very personal battle to make amends with his kidnapped wife and to take revenge on his assailant once and for all. Written by Crosby .Mehdi Moayedi

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's not the plan, it's the execution. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality/nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Bulgaria | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2007 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Until the Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,921
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ringo Lam was offered to direct the movie but declined because of creative differences with the producer. See more »

Goofs

The doctors say they took the bullet out of his head, as it was lodged in his skull. However when he is shot there is clearly an exit wound as blood bursts out of his head, implying that the bullet exited. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Stowe: [holding a gun to Lorenz's head] If you're going to take a shot at a cop, make sure you kill him. And the fact that you were willing to take that shot means you have a lot to say.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits are interrupted by a take showing what really happened at the heist at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are three versions of the film:
  • 1) The editing of the version released by Sony in the US was supervised by Van Damme; it runs 101 minutes and features a 'happy' ending.
  • 2) A longer edit of the film was released in Europe (by Momentum in the UK and by e-m-s in Germany), and was supervised by the film's director Simon Fellows; this version of the film runs around 107 minutes and features a far more downbeat ending. Some of the fight scenes (especially in the film's last sequence) are edited quite differently and the gunfight at the climax is extended, and although this version of the film features more footage than the American cut, some material (including a gunshot to the head) is missing from this 'director's cut'.
  • 3) a workprint is in existence, which runs 113 minutes in length and features the exclusive footage from the Van Damme-supervised American release integrated within the framework of the European 'director's cut'. This version of the film is said to have been released on DVD in Scandinavia and in Belgium.
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Connections

Remake of Loving You (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Old Man
Written by Stephen Jones (as Stephen Michael Jones)
Performed by Babybird
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd.(ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Echo Label Ltd.
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Suprisinly decent film and not the typical Van Damme we know!
13 April 2007 | by phrixionSee all my reviews

To his credit, Van Damme made this film really good! And it wasn't his acrobatically motivated martial arts. There was more drama than action and he was pretty darn decent. I don't like spoilers, so..

The movie starts a little slow but the storyline picks up and the plight of Van Damme's character is apparent. It's him against the world that kicked him to the dirt and people want to step all over him. His character is submissive and weak but yet, still has the inner strength to do the right thing in the end.

Again, I was pleasantly surprised with Van Damme's acting and character in this film, not the typical Van Damme action movie, this one has heart, character and a good story. 7 out of 10 for me.


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