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Knock Off 1998 123movies

Knock Off 1998 123movies

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Watch: Knock Off 1998 123movies, Full Movie Online – A Hong Kong fashion designer (Jean Claude Van Damme, if you can believe that billing) who had previously been involved in knock offs of major label merchandise, such as “Pumma” running shoes, attempts to go straight with the help of his new partner (Rob Schneider), who is secretly an undercover CIA agent involved in an investigation of the black market. Their main product, jeans, is involved in the knock offs, which brings a representative (Lela Rochon) of the American company to investigate. Paul Sorvino also appears as the head of the CIA operation in Hong Kong. However, just as Schneider is not as he initially seems, everyone in the film switches roles by film’s end..
Plot: Marcus Ray, a sales representative for “V SIX” jeans, and his partner, Tommy Hendricks, are about to be busted for selling “knock off” jeans. 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.
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Knock on Wood
**SPOILERS**Mind boggling action movie that takes place on the eve of the British colony city of Hong Kong being handed over to the Red Chinese. The movie is about this group of Russian international mobsters who plan to blackmail the world with thousands of button, or micro, bombs. The Russians hide them in knockoff, phony high priced and name item, clothes and electrical equipment as well as toys. Then threaten to detonate them if they aren’t paid, like cable TV, a monthly fee of 100 million dollars.

Jean-Clude Van Damme is Marcus Ray a shady businessman who exports knockoff running shoes and jeans who gets involved up to his neck in the action. This happens when it’s found out that his partner in crime the lovable and wise-cracking Tommy Hendricks, Rob Schneider, is an undercover CIA agent planning to get the goods on him, as well as his associates, in the illegal knockoff business.

It soon becomes evident that knockoffs aren’t the only headache on the minds of the CIA. It’s found that their, the knockoff clothes and toys, are being used as explosives by the Russian mobster and suddenly Ray becomes a good guy in stopping, together with Hendricks, that from happening. Still Ray is hamstrung by ambitious CIA agent Karen Lee, Lela Rochon, who’s playing double-agent in the film. This confuses both Ray & Hndricks to the point where all thee almost end up shooting each other.

***SPOILER ALERT***It turns out that the person behind this evil and grandiose plan is non other then the CIA chief in charge of covert Hong Kong operations himself chubby Harry Johnson, Paul Sorvino, who together with even chubbier Hong Kong crime kingpin Slim, Glen Chin,are working together with the evil Russians in this crazy and off the wall criminal venture. The mindless action is almost non-stop in the movie with Ray going from rickshaw races to food fights and warehouse shootouts and finally a showdown with the Russians. This happens on an outgoing freighter loaded with bomb laden ripoffs headed for US Pacific port cities to unload and, by remote satellite control, activate them.

People in the movie seem to be killed over and over again coming back for more like walking dead zombies especially the Russian mobsters. Who have, for what at first seems like no reason at all,hoods over their heads. Later you realize that it, the hoods, were just there so you won’t see or recognize them coming back to get themselves killed, by Ray & Co, all over again sometimes as much as three or four times. The leader of the Slavic mobsters himself is done in a number of times by both Ray & Lee only to come back for more. Thats until Ray, out of sheer frustration, finally finishes him off much like he would have done to a vampire. But not with the usual wooden stake driven through his heart but with a ten ton steel cargo container dropped square on top of his head!

All kinds of wild and far out zany camera angles make you dizzy following the non-stop action scenes with bad guy CIA turncoat Johnson getting the worst of it. Johnson gets knocked around all over the place then set on fire, with a bottle of deadly sulfuric acid, and then killed in a freighter explosion. Just when you thought the movie and Johnson were history he again killed in another explosion in his Hong Kong hideout. Johnson who at that point seemed to have come back from the dead has the same crazed and manic look in both scenes in both scenes that he was killed.

Review By: sol1218
Avant-garde Hong Kong Action
American audiences failed to appreciate one of the first serious attempts to bring pioneering Hong Kong cinematic techniques to Hollywood standards. John Woo’s complete selling-out of originality to the lowest common denominator of American action films has emphatically NOT been followed by Taiwanese genius Tsui Hark. Twenty years from now, critics will look back and wonder in dismay how they could have ignored the MOST cutting edge film to be released in the 90’s. “Knock Off” is this decade’s “Blade Runner.”

Jean-Claude Van Damme shows amazing acting range and comedic talent-at times he is reminiscent of Stoney Face Buster Keaton himself. Hark clearly learned from his weaknesses in “Double Team,” this time willingly emphasizing them to get a laugh and then showing Van Damme’s strengths as we’ve never seen them before. Rob Schneider manages to get some real acting in, a much superior sidekick role to the similar one he played in “Judge Dredd.” Paul Sorvino literally chews the scenery as the mastermind Johanssen.

The camera-work is incredible. Arthur Wong takes us inside of a doll’s eye, allows us to see from two angles at once, shows us x-ray shots of a sneaker’s soles and utilizes freeze-frames to maximize suspense. At one point a tiny doll on a desk seems to be holding the two principles by their necks. Later their boss seems to grow to a superhuman stature as she chews them out for wasting company money.

It may take a while for this movie to be appreciated in the States, but word has it it was better appreciated in Asia. It’s little surprise, this is one of the most Asian films ever to star Western actors.

Review By: Vornoff-3

Other Information:

Original Title Knock Off
Release Date 1998-09-04
Release Year 1998

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Budget 35000000
Revenue 44000000
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Hark Tsui
Writer Steven E. de Souza
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon
Country Aruba, Hong Kong, United States
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 III, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Arriflex 435 ES, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Arriflex 535, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada (prints), Mandarin Laboratory (International) Ltd., Hong Kong
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

Knock Off 1998 123movies
Knock Off 1998 123movies
Knock Off 1998 123movies
Knock Off 1998 123movies
Knock Off 1998 123movies
Original title Knock Off
TMDb Rating 5.1 271 votes

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