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Pound of Flesh (2015)

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A man's heroic attempt to help a woman in distress ends up with him waking up the next day without a kidney and plotting his revenge.

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Ernie Barbarash

Writer:

Joshua Todd James (as Joshua James)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Deacon Lyle
John Ralston ... George Lyle
Aki Aleong ... Kung (as Leonard Gonzales)
Charlotte Peters ... Ana
Darren Shahlavi ... Drake
Brahim Chab Brahim Chab ... Nardo (as Brahime Achabbakhe)
Marsha Yuan Marsha Yuan ... Bette
Adele Baughan Adele Baughan ... Isabella
Terese Cilluffo Terese Cilluffo ... Connie
Jason Tobin ... Liam
Andrew Ng ... Father Fong
James Houghton James Houghton ... Young Simon (as Jaime Houghton)
Philippe Joly ... Zoltan
David P. Booth David P. Booth ... Rants (as David Booth)
Danning Fu Danning Fu ... Maitre D'
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A man's heroic attempt to help a woman in distress ends up with him waking up the next day without a kidney and plotting his revenge.

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Pound of Flesh See more »

Filming Locations:

Nanhai, Guangdong, China See more »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fight & Stunt choreographer John Salvitti is a longtime mainstay of Donnie Yen's fight team, a lifelong martial artist who began his film career with Donnie & Yuen Woo-ping. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie Jean-Claude Van Damme flight landing in Manila, Philippines. Throughout the whole movie you can see that they are really in China.There are Chinese language all over the place. From the restaurants, traffic signs and buildings. See more »

Quotes

Deacon Lyle: See this Bible? It will leave big bruises and I will beat you with it if you don't tell me what's going on and who set me up.
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Featured in Conan: Jean-Claude Van Damme/Nina Dobrev/The Word (2015) See more »

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Pretty Good
3 August 2015 | by bob-rutzel-239-525430See all my reviews

Deacon (Van Damme) helps Anna (Charlotte Peters) from being mugged in an alley, they have drinks, go to his room and later he wakes up in icy water. Still later he realizes he was drugged and he is missing a kidney. Whaaaat? Oh, and he wants his kidney back. Wouldn't you?

The fight scenes are good, but lasted way too long. By Hollywood's thinking, the fight scenes need to go on forever to make sure you understand and appreciate the talents and skills used by the players. See?

I know you are wondering if Van Damme does a split across a hallway or some-such. Well, he does something, not that but you won't be disappointed. Hey, he's not a spring chicken any more.

Along with Van Damme, the real winners in here are the supporting cast and even the bad guys led by Darren Shahlvavei as Drake were spot on. We enjoyed this cast as they contributed quite a bit in dialogues and facial expressions. Good guys Ana (Charlotte Peters), Deacon's brother George (John Ralston), and Kung (Aki Aleong) Deacon's contact in Singapore made this more enjoyable as they believed in what they were doing helping Deacon.

Here's the thing: there are quite a few twists in here and some may surprise you and they don't stop until the very end. When you think you know something up comes something else to consider. So basically, it's surprise, surprise, surprise.

Once you get past most of the twists you may know how this is going to end. Hey, if I can figure it out, so can you. (7/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: Yes, briefly, one time in the beginning. Nothing is seen. Nudity: No. Language: Brief soft stuff.


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