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The Hard Corps (2006)

An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.

Director:

Sheldon Lettich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Philippe Sauvage
Razaaq Adoti ... Wayne Barclay (as Raz Adoti)
Vivica A. Fox ... Tamara Barclay
Peter Bryant ... Mullins
Ron Bottitta ... Detective Teague
Viv Leacock ... Terrell Singletery
Adrian Holmes ... Cujo
Mark Griffin ... Casey Bledsoe
Ron Selmour ... Simcoe (as Ronald Selmour)
Aaron Au ... Kim
Dexter Bell ... High Dog
Julian Christopher ... Clarence Bowden (as Julian D. Christopher)
Nneka Croal ... Jessie Otero
Sharon Amos ... Lydia
Doron Bell ... Leonard (as Doron Bell Jr.)
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Storyline

Jean-Claude will be playing a Combat Vet who's just spent the last 3 years fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, who is hired to be a bodyguard to a former World Heavyweight Boxing champ to protect him and his family against a Rap Music Mogul. He sets up a team called "The Hard Corps", complications arise when the boxer suspects that his sister may be in love with the bodyguard. Written by Brunnen Matt

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Taglines:

Justice just hit the streets.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the fourth Jean-Claude Van Damme movie that was directed by Sheldon Lettich. The three previously were Lionheart (1990), Double Impact (1991), and The Order (2001). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Wayne Barclay has just had the second attempt on his life at his girlfriend Lydia's apartment, just as he's leaving, he has his arm around Lydia in the medium shots and is only holding her hand in the long shots. The arm position becomes noticeable because it cuts back and forth between medium and long shots a couple of times. See more »

Quotes

Tamara Barclay: Welcome to Wanye's world
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References Cujo (1983) See more »

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A refreshing change of pace for a Van Damme film
25 February 2019 | by SimonJackSee all my reviews

Better plots make all the difference, especially for films that are of the arcade game action and thrill type. Sony Pictures had a better plot for this Jean-Claude Van Damme film. It's not original, but it is more down to earth and interesting. The hero is Philippe Sauvage, an American veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After some VA hospital recovery from the psychological effects of the war, Philippe joins a former sergeant for a private job of guarding a celebrity. He is the reigning heavyweight champion and a philanthropist. But Wayne Barclay, played by Razaaq Adoti, has one particular enemy who would like to see him dead. And when Terrell Singletery gets out of prison early, the fireworks start.

"The Hard Corps" isn't a good film, but it is fair. Philippe's buddy gets killed early on, and he is hired to run the protection. So, he brings in some more veterans with experience. But Barclay wants some of his buddies from his gym as bodyguards as well. The two forces mix and the vets train the others.

This has some good scenes and is refreshing in that it isn't constant machine gun firing back and forth. There are some lulls when the cast get chances to try to act. It's an improvement over some of his last films, but the violence and flashes of partial nudity make these films not suitable, or enjoyable for many.


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