Acclaimed Hong Kong action specialist John Woo, director of THE KILLER and HARD-BOILED, made his US directing debut with this film. Though working on a Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle can be seen as a comedown for Woo, he rises to the occasion to create an often rousing entertainment that
is almost inarguably Van Damme's best film to date.
Binder (the film's screenwriter, Chuck Pfarrer), a homeless war veteran living in New Orleans, is the latest victim in a series of hunts staged by wealthy Emil Fouchon (Lance Henriksen). His daughter Natasha (Yancy Butler) soon arrives in town to look for him, and receives no help from the
police, who are on strike. When she'...