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Knock Off movie review

Knock Off

An extremely formulaic martial arts film, Knock Off is set in Hong Kong, literally on the eve of the hand over to China. Jean Claude Van Damme plays a knock off artist trying to break into legitimate business in the world capital of knock offs.

During the course of the film he runs the gamut of CIA agents, Red Chinese police, and corporate heavies. An extraordinary number of these kick and strike and shoot expertly. The plot is thin, and the acting and fights have a familiar jerky rhythm. If you enjoy a kicking-and-punching film with cardboard characters and even thinner motivation, then this is going to pass the time nicely. If you like your martial arts with a plot, try The Matrix instead.

Movie Still, Jean Claude Van Damme in Knock Off, festivale film review
Movie Still, Jean Claude Van Damme in Knock Off

see also: Hong Kong Hits Hollywood

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Due for Australian release March 18, 1999
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Title: Knock Off (1998)
Written by: Steven E. De Souza
Directed by: Hark Tsui
Produced by: Raymond Fung, Richard G. Murphy, Peter Nelson, Nansun Shi, Ken Wu
Edited by: Annellie Samuel
Director of Photography: Arthur Wong
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The Players: Jean Claude Van Damme ... Marcus Ray
Rob Schneider .... Tommy Hendricks
Lela Rochon .... Karan Leigh
Paul Sorvino .... Harry Johannson
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