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The Killing Machine (2010)

Icarus (original title)
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A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

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Dolph Lundgren

Writer:

Raul Inglis (as Raul Sanchez Inglis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Edward Genn / Icarus
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Joey (as Stefanie Von Pfetten)
Samantha Ferris ... Kerr
David Lewis ... Mr. Graham
Lindsay Maxwell ... April
John Tench ... Serge
Bo Svenson ... Vadim
Katelyn Mager Katelyn Mager ... Taylor
Monique Ganderton ... Kim
Slavi Slavov ... Oleg
Stephen Chang ... John: Chinese Boss (as Stephen M.D. Chang)
Igor Morozov Igor Morozov ... Russian Officer
Mike Carpenter ... Young Icarus
Marian Koprada Marian Koprada ... Young Vadim
Chantal Forde Chantal Forde ... Janet
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Storyline

There were those who called him Icarus. Everyone else knew him as a divorced father working for an investment company. But they didn't know his other side-his dark side. Because Icarus was at his best when he was killing people. For years, he'd worked as a sleeper agent in America-but when the Soviet Empire collapsed, he found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to break from his dark past, he started over with a new identity. But you can only escape your past for so long. When a sudden mishap in Hong Kong blows Icarus' identity, past and present collide - and the assassin realizes he is now the target. The people that want him dead will stop at nothing to get to him. And that means going after what he cares about most-his wife and daughter. Fighting for his life, Icarus is forced to face the demons of his past to protect the loved ones in his present. He must fight to save the only thing he's ever done right in his life. He needs to uncover who is after him ... Written by Anonymous

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No one is safe. See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

July 2010 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killing Machine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,643
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In this film both Dolph Lundgren and Bo Svenson plays Russians. In real life, they are both Swedish. Bo Svensons mother is Russian do. See more »

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The Beretta 92FS Inox pistol used by Icarus suddenly changes to a Taurus PT92 and then back to a 92FS Inox during a shootout. See more »

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Edward Genn: That's the funny thing about fate... if you don't follow, it will drag you where it wants to go.
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Alternate Versions

The German DVD and Blu-Ray version is presented in the wrong image aspect ratio of 1.78:1 instead of the original 2.35:1 (cinemascope) ratio, featured on the French DVD / BLu-ray edition. See more »

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A good Dolph Lundgren movie.
26 January 2018 | by RoboRabbit89See all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren is one of those actors that either makes a hit or miss type of action film. Now I do like him, although growing up I didn't seek out his movies, I was more interested in Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan and Jean Claude Van Damme, but Dolph is one of those actors that have a likable quality at least I feel is appealing and charming, even if he's in films that are sometimes over the top.

This was the best film he made in awhile and surprisingly he directed it himself. The film is your typical hit-man with a family, that gets caught up in his dangerous life type. But Dolph made it fun and at least a little fresh.

The body count is satisfying as well as the action scenes, and decently paced. The story is what you've seen before but I feel Dolph made it fun with some OK twists here and there. There are one liners Dolph says but kept to a minimum, because it's more of a serious movie than a tongue-in-cheek one. I originally seen this back in 2013 and I loved it, I was like finally a good Dolph Lundgren movie, because before I had only seen him in some crappy films that were forgettable and they really sucked, you know, really disappointing.

Overall a good film from start to finish and very re-watchable as well. I give it a 5/10. If your an action fan or a Dolph Lundgren fan, honestly check it out. Highly recommended.


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