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Quest, the

Jean-Claude Van Damme , Roger Moore , Jean-Claude Van Damme    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   VHS Tape
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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2.0 out of 5 stars oh, brother (1.5/5) Sept. 14 2007
By falcon
i hate to say this,but this movie is dumb,even for a Van Damme
flick.the story is stupid and slow and has no flow at all.the fight
scenes are nothing special,similar to Blood-Sport but pale in
comparison.Roger Moore is in this one,and he may be the only good thing
about this mess.and just once,is it too much to ask for Van Damme to
actually sound like his character is from the locale in the movie.his
accent never changes,no matter what nationality his character is
supposed to be.in this one He plays Christopher Dubois,a Frenchman in
New York in the mid 1920's.how about playing a character with a New York
accent?it's obvious Van Dammme never took any dialect lessons or tried
to change his accent in any way,which is what makes most of his movies
more than a bit absurd.and don't even get me started on the title.i
mean "The Quest",how original.but then again the movie has no
originality either,so i guess it's fitting that the title should follow
suit.anyway,Van Damme directed and co-wrote the story with Frank
Dux.all i can muster is 1.5/5 for Roger Moore
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1.0 out of 5 stars A joke June 29 2004
By A Customer
If it's showing on TV and you want to laugh, watch it. Just don't spend any money on it.
The plot was ridiculously banal and was completely secondary to the whole thing. The movie is just a B-film action celebration, with stupid, overplayed "round one, fight!" streetfighter kinda sound effects for every geek to love and every normal person to have a ball laughing at.
Basically, fast forward to the last half an hour or forty minutes to listen to some guy announcing the different countries and to hear the gong blast before watching some silly but cool fights. I mean, they're all pretty lame because you KNOW that the obvious ending is to see the American Van Damme fight the heartless big bad behemoth, but it's always more interesting to see what happens to the OTHER fighters...
Who wins between Russia vs Spain (a great fight)? China vs Korea? Turkey vs Holland? All the fighters are portrayed as the stereotypical image of their country and it's really quite a blast. The stand-outs are the Turkish fighter (serious Ottomon savage), Chinese (monkey-acrobatics), Japanese (fat sumo), Korean (buff asian), Spanish (flamenco dancer who hits on the only chick in the film), Greek fighter (ethical) etc. Roger Moore's presence is a joke and yeah, only if it's on TV and you're bored.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best Van Damne movie,but it was good Nov. 29 2003
By Chase
This movie was O.K,he fights in a competition and his friend dies by a big dude.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Flick. One Of Van Damme's Best! Nov. 28 2003
By Hani
One of Van Damme's best films, quite similar to the best film to Van Damme's name 'BloodSport'. The Quest was enjoyable and suspenseful. Great fight scenes, very cool final fight. I would recommend buying this film on DVD.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Van Damme needs Moore plot! Nov. 6 2003
This film wasn't too bad considering it was directed and cowritten by star Jean-Claude Van Damme. The movie starts off in the 1920's with Van Damme dressed as a clown wearing stilts working with street orphans to steal some money from gangsters. He escapes from gangsters before being chased by the police onto a ship. The next morning, out to sea, the ship owners chain up the stowaway and put him to work. Shortly after the ship is ambushed by British cavaliers, led by Roger Moore, which free him only to bring him to an island and sell him to the Mutai to be a fighter.
The movie quickly changes from an adventure story to a video-game movie the likes of Tekken. All of the best fighters in the world are invited to fight in a tournament at the Lost City for the prize of Golden Dragon and honor. The fighters are acted by real fighting champions from around the world. Each brings his own fighting style resulting in some satisfying matches which is the saving grace of the film.
This film would have been much improved with plot twists and more attention paid the the back story of Van Damme's orphaned past to gain a better appreciation of why the fighting is so important to him.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrendously funny Aug. 13 2003
By A Customer
In my life, I've come across a few movies that were so bad, so very bad, that they entertain through sheer ridiculousness. The Quest is one such movie. There are about 15 different subplots in the movie, each one lasting about 10 minutes and each one involving Van Damme wearing an outlandish costume. Every new subplot opens up another loose end, and the different subplots are only held together with poor acting (excepted by Roger Moore) and cheesy dialogue (exemplified by Roger Moore's character). The various subplots hang until the end of the movie, when Van Damme's narration simply dismisses them all. Then the entire movie turns out to be a flashback that is in turn encapsulated in a book. It's priceless. I highly recommend watching this movie at least once for a good laugh.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Aug. 6 2003
This movie was just bad. Makes all his others seem so much better. I am a huge fan of his films but this one just seemed like a c-Level movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars type of van-damme flick everyone will enjoy! May 5 2003
By richard
this is a great martial arts adventure story movie that i really enjoyed watching,roger moore is in it too, couldn't recognise him at first but he is co-starring with van-damme in this great movie directed my van-damme himself with a great plot.
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