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The Order

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2001
  • Sheldon Lettich
  • 85 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action thriller starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Charlton Heston. Artefacts thief Rudy Cafmeyer finds himself at the centre of a conspiracy when his archaeologist father Oscar is kidnapped in Israel. Teaming up with a local female police officer to locate the man, Rudy ends up in conflict with an ancient religious cult whose newly appointed leader, Cyrus, has apocalyptic intentions.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Jean-Claude Van Damme is always consistent. Whatever the storyline, he'll perform the same specific kick-boxing moves and at some stage bare his super-toned chest. So it's no surprise that this tired action thriller incorporates both these trademarks, along with all the requisite chase sequences and explosions that similarly litter his films. The star also co-wrote the screenplay, in which he plays an artefacts thief who gets embroiled with a religious cult in Israel after the kidnap of his archaeologist father. It's tedious hokum, strewn with one-liners, but die-hard fans will no doubt lap it up, even if the "Muscles from Brussels" is not quite the visual dynamo he once was.

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Credits

Cast

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Rudy CafmeyerJean-Claude Van Damme
Professor FinleyCharlton Heston
CyrusBrian Thompson
Ben NerBen Cross
DaliaSofia Milos
Oscar CafmeyerVernon Dobtcheff

Crew

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DirectorSheldon Lettich

Details

Languages
English | Arabic | Russian | French | Hebrew
Guidance
Edited for language and violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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