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The Ambassador of Cuba was killed in New York. To prevent another attack of the terrorists at the US-Cuba-summit in Prague the CIA sends one of their best federal agents, Michael Dane (Dolph Lundgren). The suspected killer Nikita is a lesbian club owner, Simone Rosset. But as usual everything is much more complicated than it seemed at first; and therefore Dane has to work much more with his brain than with his muscles to survive.Written by
While filming the fight scene about halfway into the movie, Dolph Lundgren pulled a hamstring in his leg while delivering a spinning back kick. Due to complications regarding his stunt double, he would have to perform much of the action in a great deal of discomfort. See more »
The knob on the shifter in the van that Dolph drives changes color from black to red. See more »
The 89 minute US version omits a few key scenes. They are:
Michael and Alex visit Michael's mother's grave.
Michael and Alex stakeout Simone's place at night.
While Simone is in custody, Belgado tries to rape her, but Simone knees him in the groin.
The international version ends with Stefano Mainetti's score, while the US version ends with the dance-pop song from the club scene. Mainetti's score is also used more frequently in the US version.
'The Shooter' (aka 'Hidden Assassin' which I find much cooler title) is quite trivial on the plot wise - special agent goes to Prague to catch supposed assassin, but things aren't like they seem. But the movie is well shot - bleak and cold cinematography creates nice '90s Eastern-European vibe, and somehow manages to feel artistic. By the time of filming this movie Dolph Lundgren's acting range had improved a lot and he is not as wooden as in some of his earlier movies. Heavely flawed, but still enjoyable time passer.
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