Plot & Details
Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself in this meta-crime comedy that finds him garnering mores headlines than he's had in years after stumbling into an in-progress bank heist. Down and out, with only straight-to-DVD titles under his belt and a recent job lost out to fellow has-been Steven Seagal, the aging action star returns to Belgium a broken man fresh from losing a custody case for his daughter in Hollywood. Upon his arrival, the bad news continues with a disastrous ATM encounter that leads him into the bank and straight into a robbery situation, for which he's about to be blamed. Soon, crowds grow outside on the street, with the cops quick to point the finger at him and his fans cheering for his release. The film garnered a cult following during its festival run and awarded Van Damme his first theatrical release in the States in almost a decade.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Crime and Mystery,Drama
- Run Time: 92min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/07/2008
- DVD Release Date: 04/28/2009
- Distributor(s): Peace Arch Ent.
- Director(s): Mabrouk El Mechri
- Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme , Francois Damiens , Zinedine Soualem , Karim Belkhadra , Jean-Francois Wolff
- Themes: Nothing Goes Right,Bank Robbery,Actor's Life
- Tone: Deadpan,Drab,Satirical,Stylized,Tense
- Keywords: bank-robbery,custody-battle,drug-addiction,false-accusation,movie-star
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (11-07-2008)
- Language: English,French