Legionnaire (1998)

R   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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Alain is a boxer in 1925 Marseille, France. When he doesn't take the dive paid to take by a mob boss, he has to split. He joins the Foreign Legion and is sent to Morocco. He makes 3 friends and they watch each other's backs.




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  • Legionnaire (1998)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jean-Claude Van Damme in Total Recall (1990)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Legionnaire (1998)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Legionnaire (1998)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Legionnaire (1998)

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26 May 2004 | tjranma
Certainly different, and uniquely done!
I bought the DVD off the sales rack at Wal-Mart, thinking I could pawn it off after once viewing it. . . .not expecting much of it, even though I am a fan of Van Damme. BUT, it surprised me as Van Damme expresses his DRAMATIC skills! Not his usuall puncher-kicker film, he tells the story of how it is for a legionnaire watching people he knows being picked off one-by-one in the heated Hell of war! Although it's not a true story, it IS, however, true to the way it is with any heartfull man who joins the Foreign Legion and gets caught up in such Hellish realities of hatred in combat. Leaving behind all he's ever known & felt comfortable with and fighting for a whole different cause, and finding out later the trespasses that happen which can result in hatred. You can feel the loneliness he felt as the Arabs ride away & he's the only one left standing there in the death, rubble, and smoke of what was his fort in Northern Africa. Certainly a welcomed change from Van Damme's usuall martial arts mayhem. It's a keeper!

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