Maximum Risk

Maximum Risk

Ringo Lam (1996)

18 Certificate


Our Score
In Double Impact, we suffered the agony of two Jean-Claude Van Dammes for the entire movie. Here, thankfully, his twin gets bumped off in the opening few minutes. It's still hard work, but at least in the hands of Hong Kong director Ringo Lam (City on Fire) there are plenty of tremendous action set pieces to relish as Van Damme takes on the might of the Russian Mafia with the help of his late sibling's girlfriend (Natasha Henstridge from Species). French stars Jean-Hugues Anglade and Stéphane Audran are largely wasted, however.


A French detective discovers he had a twin brother who was murdered, and enlists the help of his dead sibling's girlfriend to search New York's underworld to track down and destroy the Russian mobsters responsible for the killing. Action thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Zach Grenier, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Paul Ben-Victor.

Cast & Crew

Alain/Mikhail Jean-Claude Van Damme
Alex Natasha Henstridge
Ivan Zach Grenier
Sebastien Jean-Hugues Anglade
Chantal Moreau Stephane Audran
Pellman Paul Ben-Victor
Loomis Frank Senger
Red Face Stefanos Miltsakakis
Director Ringo Lam
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray