The QuestIn the slums of New York City during the 1920s, petty thief Chris Dubois finds himself on the run from the police, the then hides on an outbound freight ship leaving for Asia. Kidnapped by gun smugglers and then sold to pirate captain Lord Dobbs, Chris eventually ends up the property of Khao, a master Asian kickboxer.
Actors of "The Quest"Aki AleongBirthdate: 19 December 1934, Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]
Characters of "The Quest"
Directors of "The Quest"Jean-Claude Van DammeBirthdate: 18 October 1960, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium
Creators of "The Quest"Frank DuxJean-Claude Van DammeBirthdate: 18 October 1960, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium
Critic Reviews of "The Quest"San Francisco ChronicleJune 18, 2002
At its best in its first half, when Dubois has to find his way to the competition in the Lost City of Tibet.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 21, 2001
With the same grace and discipline that he displays in front of the camera, Jean-Claude Van Damme makes a socko directorial debut.USA TodayJanuary 01, 2000
The endeavor looks less like a movie than some ESPN programmer's worst brainstorm.ReelViewsJanuary 01, 2000
The level of high-tension violence expected from a Van Damme film is blunted by poor direction, uninspired camera work, and a bland villain.New York TimesJanuary 01, 2000
Interesting only for being so totally familiar, even if you've never seen another film about a Ghan-Gheng martial-arts match in an ancient Lost City in Tibet.7M PicturesSeptember 14, 2005
I rushed to finish this movie so I didn't get a late fee.TheMovieReport.comJanuary 08, 2005
Van Damme calls his film 'the Ben-Hur of martial arts'; boy, is he deluded.Boxoffice MagazineJune 05, 2002
More a study in worldwide combat than a tribute to Van Damme's ascension as a director.Deseret News, Salt Lake CityJanuary 01, 2000
Unless bone-crunching violence is your bag, you can bag this one.CinematterJanuary 01, 2000
In his first outing, it is unclear whether VanDamme can't manage the scope of this tale, or if he's just a bad director.Jam! MoviesJanuary 01, 2000
A speedy and rousing adventure, chock-full of exciting -- if unlikely -- events and swarming with colorful characters in colorful locations.
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