The Quest

  • 18
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme (1996)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Jean-Claude Van Damme made his directorial debut with this surprisingly decent martial arts action adventure. He also stars as a small-time street criminal in 1920s New York who finds himself a stowaway on a ship headed for the South China Sea. Following an attack by pirates, Van Damme meets Lord Edgar Dobbs (Roger Moore), and ends up in the charge of a martial arts master. Soon Van Damme is entered into the "ultimate fighting match" with prize of a solid-gold dragon statue for the winner. Van Damme made a career starring in fighting tournament movies like this one, but this self-directed effort is remarkably better than his usual output.

Plot Summary

Martial arts action adventure directed by and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and also starring Roger Moore. Held captive by smugglers and pirates, Chris Dubois finds himself thrust into a contest against the world's most formidable fighters, and will need all his psychological and physical strength to win his freedom.

Cast and crew


Chris Dubois
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Lord Edgar Dobbs
Roger Moore
Maxie Devine
James Remar
Carrie Newton
Janet Gunn
Harry Smith
Jack McGee
Aki Aleong
Abdel Qissi
Louis Mandylor


Jean-Claude Van Damme

Other Information

Contains violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 18

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