A strange, unnecessary 1997 action
movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
player Dennis Rodman
. Directed by Tsui Hark
in his American debut
JCVD plays a goverment agent who fails to kill a hostile target and thus gets banished to an island of similar-fated people. Rodman plays an arms dealer in Europe. Together they team up to defeat a very evil person why he's evil I either don't remember or am not certain who is played by Mickey Roarke.
It's a pretty bad movie, only notable for Rodman's presence. Rodman's articulation is poor as always, but he seems to be the only one having fun in this B movie. Van Damme thinks he's still a Stallone-like action hero, and Roarke ... God knows what he's thinking.
Much of the dialogue involves not-so-witty basketball wordplay. For example:
JCVD: "Offense gets the glory!"
Rodman: "But defense wins the game!"
Rodman, of course, was an awesome defensive player in the NBA, but his offensive skills were underwhelming.
The only other memorable moment memorable only because it proved how much of a sellout this movie was came in the climax, when Van Damme and Rodman were saved by Coca-Cola vending machines. Really, I'm not kidding.