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A.k.a.
A.W.O.L.: Absent Without Leave
Year
1990
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Sheldon Lettich
Genres
Action, Drama, Sport
Rating *
6.2
Votes *
27,196
Checks
1,507
Favs
32
Dislikes
39
Favs/checks
2.1% (1:47)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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    Siskoid

    Jean-Claude Van Damme's Lionheart, for its part, is an odd revenge picture because the main character, a French Legionnaire gone AWOL to see his dying brother in California finds he can't GET revenge on the anonymous hoods who killed him. So he'll help his brother's widow and daughter by making money in underground fights. A bit clunky as a plot, but I don't dislike the twist and it plays to Van Damme's strengths. He's saddled with an annoying "street" sidekick, but no matter how much smack the script forces Harrison Page to dole out, his heart shines through in the end. The fighting arenas are nice and varied, leading to some fun choreography, and the way every character seems to aggro on Van Damme is a kind of weird joke that can be enjoyed for its own sake. Of course, the 1990 fashions are terrible, that's part of the fun of these things. I very much think that if Lionheart (or A.W.O.L.: Absent Without Leave, or Wrong Bet, or Full Contact,or whatever else it's been called) had run on TBS instead of, and as frequently as, Bloodsport, IT would have been the iconic film in JCVD's early career. I think I like it better. Then again, it's not quite as ridiculous... 5 years 4 months ago
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