The Quest

  • 18
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme (1996)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
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

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Jean-Claude Van Damme

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama