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Diamond Dogs (2007)

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A mercenary is hired to protect an expedition group while they search for a Tangka, a Buddhist artifact worth millions of dollars.

Directors:

Shimon Dotan (as Samuel Dolhasca), Dolph Lundgren (uncredited)

Writer:

Léopold St-Pierre (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Xander Ronson
Nan Yu ... Anika
Xue Zuren Xue Zuren ... Ang Shaw
William Shriver ... Chambers
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Zhukov
NuoMing Huari NuoMing Huari ... Sonia (as Noming)
Hu Sha Hu Sha ... House Manager
Gregory MacIsaac Gregory MacIsaac ... Sinister Man
Chunnian Zhang Chunnian Zhang ... Eye Patch
Huriga Huriga ... Mongolian Man
Heping Wang Heping Wang ... Old Monk
Xinmin Wang Xinmin Wang ... Main Judge
Wang Lusha Wang Lusha ... Young Judge
Wang Jun Wang Jun ... Female Judge
Davy Williams ... Jim (as David A. Williams)
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Storyline

American ex-soldier Ronson (Dolph Lundgren) has fallen on hard times. He has been reduced to brutal illegal prizefights in the dingy backstreets of a city in Inner Mongolia in an attempt to pay off his debts. Things go from bad to worse after Ronson is caught in the act and arrested. The judge offers Ronson a choice: pay off all his debts in a month or return to jail. While Ronson is busy debating his limited options, he encounters the alluring Anika (Yu Nan), whom he follows down an alley only to be attacked by three thugs. After successfully beating off his attackers, he learns that the fight has been an elaborate audition for Anika's stepfather Chambers, a wealthy New York art collector. Chambers offers Ronson enough money to settle all his debts if he will guide an expedition composed of Chambers (William Shriver), Anika, several of Chambers' men and archeologist Ang Shaw into the rugged mountains of Mongolia. With the help of a secret map, Chambers hopes to locate a fabled temple... Written by Moonstone Entertainment

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Meet Ronson: Adventurer, world traveler, always short of money, a man of a few words, a gun for hire. The solution to your problem. See more »

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Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The version released is the producers cut. Dolph Lundgren subsequently supervised a new cut that remained unreleased. See more »

Goofs

When Anika is assaulted by the Russians her right eye is OK, then when Ronson lifts her up a little later she has a black eye. But when she is seen in the restaurant talking to Ronson, she once again has no black eye. See more »

Quotes

Xander Ronson: A curse works if everyone is dead.
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Referenced in Making of 'Diamond Dogs' (2008) See more »

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Just about one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
21 July 2007 | by pmewarSee all my reviews

I started watching this movie with some hope it might be somewhat decent. I am no expert reviewer at all, but I could tell from the very first scene that this was a spectacularly low budget film. Somehow, I slogged my way through the film. Our hero, Ronson, is a big ex-Green Beret O-3, who is down on his luck in Mongolia. THe film certainly looks shot on location, with Ronson competing in a UFC style fighting situation.

With the cheesy voice-overs at the beginning and end of the film explaining what was going on and the search for an ancient buried relic, I can say this movie is uninspiring at best. Some random fighting scenes, driving around in the Mongolian outback with some of the worst acting ever. Even some of the camera shots were awful, I could tell the cameraman was just walking backward as the camera jiggled with each step. I felt I could have done a better film in that respect (as well as the script and acting by most of the characters) back in high school.

I wouldn't bother watching this movie, its not even a watchable flick, IMO. I don't know how I sat through it.


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Release Date:

1 November 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthropokynigos See more »

Filming Locations:

Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China

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