Art Of War

Art Of War

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Director: Christian Duguay

Cast: Christian Duguay, Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer, Maury Chaykin

     
 

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A spy who has convinced much of the world he doesn't exist now must prove that he does in order to save thousands of lives in this thriller. After the assassination of Wu (James Hong), China's ambassador to the United Nations, in the midst of negotiations on a trade pact, FBI agent Neil Shaw (Wesley Snipes) is assigned to ferret out the killer by his superior, Eleanor… See more details below

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A spy who has convinced much of the world he doesn't exist now must prove that he does in order to save thousands of lives in this thriller. After the assassination of Wu (James Hong), China's ambassador to the United Nations, in the midst of negotiations on a trade pact, FBI agent Neil Shaw (Wesley Snipes) is assigned to ferret out the killer by his superior, Eleanor Hooks (Anne Archer). But Shaw soon discovers that he's now considered a key suspect in the murder, and is the subject of a manhunt. Shaw's ability to cover his tracks, and his network of similarly "invisible" agents, makes him a hard man to track down. But when Shaw learns that the real killers not only plan to strike again but intend to take out most of the U.N. in the process, he swings into action to prevent the attack and clear his name; Shaw is thrown into a partnership with Julia (Marie Matiko), a U.N. interpreter who witnessed Wu's murder and may be able to trace a recording of the crime. The Art of War co-stars Michael Biehn as Bly, one of Shaw's associates, and Donald Sutherland as the Secretary General of the United Nations. The film was originally written as a vehicle of Hong Kong action star Jet Li before Snipes stepped in as both star and executive producer.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Super-sleek African-American action star Wesley Snipes returns to the screen in another explosive thriller, this one distinguished by an unusually complex script and several A-list supporting players. In The Art of War, Snipes plays the foremost covert operative of a top-secret United Nations squad dedicated to furthering international peace and security by unusual and often unethical means. Framed for the murder of a Chinese diplomat, he stumbles onto a wide-ranging plot that might implicate his supervisor (Anne Archer), another top agent (Michael Biehn), and even the secretary general (Donald Sutherland). Director Christian Duguay (Joan of Arc) crams the footage with a dizzying array of chases, fights, shootouts, and explosions without ever tangling the threads of his intricate story. Snipes is appropriately taciturn as the intrepid operative, and the consistently underrated Archer really sparkles as the tough-as-nails mission coordinator. If you're looking for a good popcorn movie, Art of War won't disappoint.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2001
UPC:
0085391887133
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Wesley Snipes Neil Shaw
Anne Archer Eleanor Hooks
Maury Chaykin Cappella
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa David Chan
Donald Sutherland Douglas Thomas
Michael Biehn Bly
Marie Matiko Julia
Liliana Komorowska Novak
James Hong Ambassador Wu

Technical Credits
Christian Duguay Director
Michel Arcand Editor
Pierre-Jules Audet Sound Editor
Simon Barry Screenwriter
Wayne Beach Original Story,Screenwriter
Michel B. Bordeleau Sound Editor
Rosina Bucci Casting
Don Carmody Co-producer
Jocelyn Caron Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Chu Associate Producer
Nicolas Clermont Producer
Don Cohen Sound/Sound Designer
Normand Corbeil Score Composer
Les Productions de L'intrigue Special Effects
Jérôme Décarie Sound Editor
Nathalie Fleurant Sound Editor
David Franco Musical Direction/Supervision
Odette Gadoury Costumes/Costume Designer
Marc Gagnon Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Gill Cinematographer
Dan Halsted Executive Producer
Georges Jardon Special Effects Supervisor
Richard Lalonde Co-producer
Vera Miller Casting
Jean Morin Art Director
Oliver Stone Producer
Pierre Perrault Art Director
Pierre Perrault Art Director
Anne Pritchard Production Designer
Elite Productions Casting
Pierre Raymond Special Effects Supervisor
Ginette Robitaille Set Decoration/Design
Nadia Rona Casting
Elie Samaha Executive Producer
Wesley Snipes Executive Producer
Hans Peter Strobl Sound/Sound Designer
Bernard Gariepy Strobl Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Williams Asst. Director

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