Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend.
- Category:Thriller, Action, Crime
- Stars:Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw, Corinna Everson, Philip Chan, Alan Scarfe, Bolo Yeung, Andy Armstrong, Wu Fong Lung, Peter Malota, Sarah-Jane Varley, Kamel Krifa, Eugene Choy, Jack Gilardi Jr., David Lea,
- Director:Sheldon Lettich, Sheldon Lettich,
- Writer:Sheldon Lettich (screen story), Jean-Claude Van Damme (screen story), Steve Meerson (screen story), Peter Krikes (screen story), Sheldon Lettich (scre
The movie centers on the twins Chad and Alex, who were separated at birth when their parents were brutally murdered by members of a Hong Kong criminal cartel. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ag) wrote: An ode in love to women subtly mixed in a comedy! Great actor's work!
(ag) wrote: le meilleur film qubecois depuis bon cop bad cop
(ca) wrote: I watched this the other day I forgot that we picked it up at the $1 Store for a $1.
(ru) wrote: The film is interesting for two reasons: Its first ten minutes and its novelty as the first detective movie to involve forensics. What is interesting about the former is that it does not at all inform the latter. John Sturges' film makes us very aware of the setting of both, of Beacon Hill and Harvard University in Boston, though it does not at all inform either. Indeed, none of the characters complement each other in personality. A shockingly youthful Ricardo Montalban plays an Hispanic detective whose family is merely two or three generations since its immigration to the United States, and not for much reason other than that is what his cultural identity happens to be in association with the rest of the central characters. This is a very socioanalytically puppeteered scenario, which may be an ironic detraction from the realism it seems to want to suggest by both aforementioned draws of interest.When I say its two interesting elements make it interesting, I don't mean that they are particularly interesting. I mean that they are interesting enough for the duration of the film, which fundamentally amounts to a by-the-numbers thriller, bearing little affiliation with film noir style, save for its opening minutes, in which a Hitchcockian device punctuates by turning out to be a capsule of slow, methodical revelation for the remainder of the movie, which thus continues by shifting its focus. Hitchcock was hardly a participant in the noir genre, but Mystery Street was released a decade before the master's arguably most influential thriller, Psycho, which substantially elaborated upon the motif presented by this movie's beginning, which gives it an atmospheric dankness that appears to promise us a noir. Perhaps it is a plus that the proceeding procedural to unravel the opening is more of a daylight mise en scene. Perhaps that serves as an obstruction against the detectives who seek to unearth the truth with which we the audience have been provided and a measure of cover for the suspects on whom we are two steps ahead of the law-serving protagonists, stressing the tension and maintaining our interest.Were it not for these features of Mystery Street, this film would be immediately forgettable upon a languid, remarkably dull viewing, one that would have no purpose, enjoyable or no, to be repeated. Often when I see less widely applauded noir, I imagine so many different ways in which the given film could be intensified, not only by adding on but also in some subtler aspects by condensing. In this case, the filmmakers are adept at pace, but they have yet to expand on the quickly exhausted conventions of their era's B film genre. It wouldn't be long before the writing would come to be more complex and the technical aesthetics would afford a more affecting cinematic experience. Nonetheless, Mystery Street is a worthy little watch.
(it) wrote: A well-directed, true-story film. The story manages to show the humanity of both sides regardless who are at fault, and the ability of the directors (and cast) to deliver intense action performance is a job well done.
(gb) wrote: If all the demons were that hot, I would gladly go to hell. Forget about the horns and red skin because with tits like that it is hard to remember that you are looking at a demon and that's about the only high point of this flick. What is it about? I don't know, I don't remember. That's how great this movie is.
(de) wrote: Not as good as the first but still pretty good
(jp) wrote: Critics rating for this movie is a proof how dump and shallow minded every critic who didn't give this movie a full score. Since its release and it's connected with November (remember remember the fifth of November).