Hard Corps

The Hard Corps

Director: Sheldon Lettich

Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Vivica A. Fox, Razaaq Adoti

     
 
A former Desert Storm special forces soldier is assigned the task of protecting a retired World Heavyweight champion turned powerful entrepreneur when the thuggish rap mogul he put behind bars comes gunning for revenge in this bullet-riddled action entry starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Vivica A. Fox. When Wayne Barclay testified against music industry heavy Terrell

Overview

A former Desert Storm special forces soldier is assigned the task of protecting a retired World Heavyweight champion turned powerful entrepreneur when the thuggish rap mogul he put behind bars comes gunning for revenge in this bullet-riddled action entry starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Vivica A. Fox. When Wayne Barclay testified against music industry heavy Terrell Singletery (Viv Leacock), he made an enemy for life. Now Terrell is being released from prison, and his time behind bars has only fueled his hunger for revenge. Vengeance won't come easy for this embittered ex-con though, because when Philip Sauvage (Van Damme) sets up a special team of vicious fighters and former soldiers to protect Barclay, the determined thug is will be forced to defeat a seasoned team of warriors with enough combat experience to wage a small war.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Poor Jean Claude Van Damme... One could excuse his unfortunate appearance in Hard Corps as just an inevitable foray into the world of urban action, although even that rationale doesn't really justify this joyless retread. Face it, Steven Seagal went the same urban way with not one, but two flicks (namely, Exit Wounds and Half Past Dead), thus giving weight to the theory that maybe all washed up action stars have to eventually go that route late in their career. But Jean Claude is a different animal than his Sicilian cohort. Van Damme was always best in doses of flashy action and ridiculous dialogue that his foreign tongue could never wrap around too well. Maybe it was his old collaborations with Hong Kong heavyweight filmmakers that spoiled audiences, for up to this point they've been treated to only one feeble Euro action flick from the Muscles From Brussels each year since then. So maybe this urban kick might make for a welcome change for the actor, even if the final product of this outing is nothing to be proud of. For one, the fights in the film are slim to none. A few sequences of bare-fisted grit are on display, but it's mainly saved for Van Damme's younger team of bodyguards and the other male lead, Raz Adoti. Infuriatingly, Jean Claude is paired up with a mammoth of an actor in Mark Griffin - who himself looks like a beefed up clone of the Belgian star - though nearly nothing is done with their pairing; put these two guys together in the jungle fighting ninjas and the world would be a better place. As it is, Van Damme has just racked in another junky DVD title that garnered him little more than a kiss from co-star Vivica A. Fox, who apparently is in just as bad dire straits in her career to appear here.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2006
UPC:
0043396155473
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:50:00

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Closed Caption; Trailer Gallery

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Hard Corps
1. Back on the Streets [9:10]
2. Welcoming Party [8:55]
3. Line of Duty [8:01]
4. Feeding Time [10:03]
5. House Call [7:24]
6. Amateur Night [10:32]
7. Deadly Date [10:31]
8. Showtime [7:48]
9. Settling Issues [7:47]
10. Intensive Situation [8:45]
11. Dangerous Deal [8:40]
12. Hard Cops [12:38]

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