Death Warrant

Death Warrant

Deran Sarafian (1990)

18 Certificate
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Our Score
Even for a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, this is an excessively violent, if clinically efficient, exercise in body pulverising. Van Damme stars as a maverick Royal Canadian Mountie (yes, you did read that correctly!), sent to a prison where there's been a series of grisly unsolved murders. There he comes face to face with an old foe: the psychopathic "Sandman", played with zealous enthusiasm by Patrick Kilpatrick. To some extent this marked a career breakthrough for Van Damme, who got to play not just a kickboxer, but - hey! - an undercover kickboxer. Deran Sarafian's direction is brutally efficient, while the script, such as it is, seems merely an excuse to get Van Damme into situations where he has to fight. Fans of mindless mayhem won't be disappointed.


A maverick Canadian Mountie poses as a convict to smash a sinister plot involving the sale of human organs, only to find himself facing a desperate fight for survival. Thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume and Cynthia Gibb.

Cast & Crew

Louis Burke Jean-Claude Van Damme
Hawkins Robert Guillaume
Amanda Beckett Cynthia Gibb
Tom Vogler George Dickerson
Sgt DeGraf Art LaFleur
Douglas Tisdale Joshua Miller
Romaker Hank Woessner
Christian `The Sandman' Naylor Patrick Kilpatrick
Director Deran Sarafian
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD