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2000s, Action, Drama - Spies

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Released 2002 Rating 15
Director Rob Cohen Writer/s Rich Wilkes
Starring Vin Diesel, Asia Argentino, Samuel Jackson, Michael Roof
Source of story A (not very) original screenplay
Elevator Pitch An extreme sportsman who operates outside the law is recruited by the National Security Agency to penetrate a criminal gang in the Czech Republic. He is forced to prove himself and then to foil an attempted genocide in Prague.
Content Endless explosions, gun battles and wild set pieces, with the odd bit of plot direction at times. In some versions there is apparently some nudity, but not in the one I saw, maybe to get a rating for a teenage audience.
A View Vin Diesel had by this time appeared in Pitch Black and The Fast and the Furious and so must have developed something of a fan base. It is the only explanation I can come up with for why it made quite a bit of money. It contains a number of set pieces, pretty obviously copied from Bond films, but I liked the river craft which seemed to have been taken from Flash Gordon.

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