LIONHEART * (Theatrical Release France 1990)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Lionheart—not the about the King of England—shows Jean Claude Van-Damme with a sentimental side that backs desire to do justice with a wallop. The film, overall, works at the average level with some heart thrown in. It’s worth a watch for the street fighting movie fan and has some worthy fighting matches for viewing.

Storyline

A man’s brother dies and the man goes into fighting as a means of provisioning his brother’s wife and daughter with food, clothing, and shelter.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sheldon Lettich for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Anders P. Jensen, Sundip R. Shah, and Sunil R. Shah for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lyon (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Joshua (Harrison Page), Cynthia (Deborah Rennard), Helene (Lisa Pelikan), Nicole Gaultier (Ashley Johnson), Russell (Brian Thompson), Sergeant Hartog (Vojislav Govedarica), Moustafa (Michel Qissi), Adjutant (George McDaniel), Doctor (Eric Karson), and Francois (Ash Adams).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The movie does not stand in relation to movies like Ip Man or Rocky; but for the hardcore Van Damme fan, the movie should completely satisfy.

*Also known as AWOL or Wrong Bet

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