Knock Off



   Once we have our little baby bombs all over the U.S., they'll be a monthly

       satellite bill that would make HBO green with envy. A hundred million dollars a  

               month. And if they don't pay, we send the detonation signal... and  

                          good-bye, yellow brick road.


Marcus Ray (Van Damme), a sales representative for "V SIX" jeans, and his partner, Tommy Hendricks, are about to be busted for selling "knock off" jeans (a low-quality imitation of well-known products). Their American contact, Karan Leigh, who by the way is not only their employer but a CIA agent sent to find the mole in their operation, is threatening them with a jail term if they do not prove their innocence.

Meanwhile, Ray and Hendricks meet up with Harry Johannson, who is a CIA agent that just happens to be a double agent for the Russian Mafia and a ringleader to the terrorists. He tells Ray that Hendricks is really a CIA agent and that they need Ray's support. Ray and Hendricks then learn that Skinny Wang is involved with the knock off jeans and they seek him out; which results in the death of Wang and the pursuit of angry terrorists, who are loyal to Wang. Ray and Hendricks then learn that these knock off jeans are laden with nanobombs, which were developed by former KGB operatives who are in league with international terrorists that are utilizing a Russian Mafia's scheme to bring this deadly technology to the black market and extort $100,000,000.00 in monthly revenue from the world super powers. This particular order is to be shipped to the U.S.

Furthermore, we discover that the CIA headquarters, in Hong Kong, is located on Lantau Island inside a huge Buddha statue. At least when they finally blow it up, it is spectacular! In the end, Hong Kong is safe and so is the rest of the world.










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Directed by Tsui Hark
Produced by  
Written by Mike Richardson
Mark Verheiden
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
Lela Rochon
Rob Schneider
Music by  
Distributed by  
Release date(s) September 4, 1998
Running time  
Language English
Budget 33,000,000