JCVD


1h 32m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Movie hero Jean-Claude Van Damme finds himself out of money, fighting for custody of his daughter and losing every good action role to Steven Seagal. In an attempt to escape, the aging star walks away from his shrinking spotlight and returns home to his native Brussels. But when he is thrown into

Film Details

Also Known As
J.C.V.D., Van Dammage
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
ArtTmis Production; Centre Du Cinema Et De L'Audiovisuel; Film Fund Luxembourg; Gaumont; Gaumont; Peace Arch Entertainment Group; Procirep; Rtbf; Samsa Films
Distribution Company
35 Milim; Artcam; Artcam (Czech Republic); Atlantic; CinTart; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Gaumont; Gulf Film, Llc; Megacom Film (Mcf); Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Peace Arch Entertainment Group; Peace Arch Entertainment Group; Revolver; Revolver Entertainment; Ro Image 2000; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Versus Entertainment; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Brussels, Belgium

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Movie hero Jean-Claude Van Damme finds himself out of money, fighting for custody of his daughter and losing every good action role to Steven Seagal. In an attempt to escape, the aging star walks away from his shrinking spotlight and returns home to his native Brussels. But when he is thrown into a real-life hostage situation, everyone sees a side of Van Damme they've never seen before as he takes on the police, battles the perpetrators and creates a media firestorm that captures the attention of the world.

Crew

Alex Aach

Camera Assistant

Kamal Aljabroumi

Security

Virginie Arnaud

Stunts

Yann Arnaud

Location Manager

Mohamed Assri

Security

Sebastien Auphenne

Driver

Nourdine Ayyadi

Grip

Mylene Azria

Executive

Audrey Balter

Production Secretary

Pierre-yves Bastard

Director Of Photography

Touki Bauthier

Location Manager

Nejmeddine Bennour

Security

Frederic Benudis

Screenplay

Frederic Benudis

Production

Vincent Bersoulle

Stunts

Julien Bertheuil

Accounting Assistant

Serge Beuchat

Stunts

Salahidine Beztout

Assistant

Olivier Bisback

Stunt Man

Stephanie Blondel

Painter

Sybille Blouin

Stunts

Steve Boehm

Music

Francois Bossaerts

Location Scout

Alain Boucherie

Driver

Tanguy Boulanger

Video

David Bowie

Song

Alex Brown

Assistant Director

Marcel Bulterijs

Electrician

Amilcar Dematos Cadete

Construction

Annabel Callard

Assistant Sound Editor

Annabel Callard

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Mario Capezzali

Construction

Michel Carliez

Stunt Coordinator

Helena Chambon

Location Scout

Severine Closset

Location Manager

Andrien Colard

Location Manager

Alain Cools

Location Manager

Crystel Corbanie

Painter

Walter Cossu

Makeup Artist

Isabelle Costantini

Casting Director

Julie Courtain

Location Manager

Helder Da Silva

Electrician

Charlotte Dautcourt

Casting Director

Ray Davies

Song

Anid Lobato De Faria

Production Assistant

Olivier De Laveleye

Special Effects

Celine De Streel

Assistant Set Decorator

David De Sutter

Location Manager

Boris De Vuyst

Construction

Guy De Waele

Driver

Patrick Dehalu

Assistant Camera

Jean-christophe Delinaoumis

Grip

Francoise Della Libera

Production Manager

Evelyne Demaude

Location Manager

Vincent Desmecht

Welder

Jean-jacques Desplanques

Stunts

Luc Dezille

Construction

Francois Dickes

Set Designer

Adja Amina Diouf

Production Assistant

Remy Disch

Production

Valerie Dodeigne

Painter

Smygol Dorphy

Construction

Sidonie Dumas

Producer

Francois Dumont

Sound Department

Delphine Dupont

Assistant Director

Yourek Dury

Location Manager

Mourad El Boudaoudi

Security

Rachid El Boudaoudi

Security

Mabrouk El Mechri

Screenplay

Mabrouk El Mechri

Song Performer

Othmane Elgharrafi

Security

Marie-paule Ester

Other

Eric Etje

Stunts

Juliette Fassin

Production

Claude Fenioux

Production Executive

Bernard Ferrandis

Construction

Thomas Ferrandis

Construction

David Fettmann

Music

Patrice Fiorina

Accountant

Marc Fiszman

Executive Producer

Andrt Fonsny

Art Director

Eric Fournol

Stunts

Marie Pierre Franck

Special Effects

Natasha Francotte

Wardrobe Assistant

Bastien Frendo

Stunts

Manuel Frendo

Stunts

Christophe Frere

Video

Sylvain Gabet

Stunts

Stephane Garaffi

Music

Catherine Gaul

Production Coordinator

Frederic Genicot

Assistant

Marie Gilles

Post-Production

Guy Goethals

Music

Cecile Gossens

Production

Amandine Grafe

Graphic Designer

Philippe Graff

Set Decorator

Maurice Gregoire

Props

Hamid Haddache

Accountant

Laurent Hanon

Other

Julien Hanse

Video

Vincent Haquin

Stunts

Patrick Hartert

Music

Pier Hausemer

Camera Assistant

Romain Heck

Music

Benoit Hemard

Assistant Location Manager

Damien Hendrichs

Location Manager

Marc Hoang Hghi

Stunts

Daniel Holzkenner

Craft Service

Julien Hornberger

Music

Patrice Houche

Painter

Anne Van Hove

Script Supervisor

Minh Huynh

Driver

Fabrice Imbert

Wardrobe Assistant

Rudy Impellizzeri

Craft Service

Myke Ismael

Assistant

Anne Jacques

Assistant

Olivier Jansen

Music

Fred Jesson

Construction

Delphine Joly

Finance Manager

Emilie Jumeaux

Stunts

Varda Kakon

Music Supervisor

Ibrahima Keita

Stunts

Kako Kelber

Editor

Christian Kmiotek

Finance Manager

Philippe Kohn

Sound Department

Lisa Korsak

Production Assistant

Driss Ben Kouider

Finance Manager

Muriel Kuypers

Location Manager

Andre Labbouz

Post-Production Supervisor

David Laborier

Music

Edouard Laloy

Video

Serge Lamadie

Location Manager

Christine Lambert

Hairdresser

Marianne Lambert

Production Manager

Bonbon Lamy

Other

Emmanuel Lanzi

Stunts

Frederique Larmagnac

Production Assistant

Damien Lazzerini

Sound Department

Kadija Leclere

Casting Director

Charlotte Lecoeur

Post-Production Sound

Patrice Lerech

Music

Alain Levy

Post-Production Sound

Christophe Leysen

Transportation

Flavia Alves Lima

Production

Gregory Loffredo

Stunts

Andre Logie

Business Affairs

Lelia Di Luca

Assistant

Paul Maas

Other

Olivier Maes

Welder

Maxime Maisin

Production

Barry Mann

Song

Magdalena Marczinska

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ghislaine Martinotto

Production Assistant

Vincent Massin

Casting

Vincent Massin

Coach

Francoise Maulny-levy

Sound Department

Curtis Mayfield

Song

Marie Mazziotti

Song Performer

Patrick Medioni

Stunts

Julien Melebeck

Post-Production Coordinator

Françoise Menidrey

Casting

Marc Meyers

Music

Moise Milliti

Security

Emmanuelle Mimran

Assistant Editor

Eric Mondoloni

Stunts

Michel Mootz

Music

Antonin Morel

Location Assistant

Philippe Morel

Stunts

Sylvie Moris

Production Secretary

Claudine Moureaud

Makeup Artist

Nora Munoz

Painter

Greg Noel

Sound Department

Louis-marie Nyee

Stunts

Audrey Ottaviano

Stunts

Edouard Pallardy

Painter

David Paneels

Location Manager

Lorenzo Parma

Craft Service

Paddy Patterson

Construction

Anne Paulicevich

Casting Director

Alain Peeters

Electrician

Joana Pego

Accountant

Julien Petit

Music

Dorsan Pieters

Driver

Jean-christophe Pirlot

Construction

Patrice Pomes

Location Manager

Olivier Printz

Transportation

Damien Prud'homme

Music

Patrick Quinet

Coproducer

Stephane Rabeau

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Stephane Rabeau

Assistant Sound Editor

Alexandre Rabin

Music

Kind Rainer

Music

Nour Rakotobe

Production Accountant

Vincent Ravalec

Source Material

Vincent Recoque

Production

Julie Ridremont

Painter

Luc Ridremont

Construction

Othman Rifaad

Security

Christopher Robba

Publicity

David Morais Rocas

Camera Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
J.C.V.D., Van Dammage
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
ArtTmis Production; Centre Du Cinema Et De L'Audiovisuel; Film Fund Luxembourg; Gaumont; Gaumont; Peace Arch Entertainment Group; Procirep; Rtbf; Samsa Films
Distribution Company
35 Milim; Artcam; Artcam (Czech Republic); Atlantic; CinTart; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Gaumont; Gulf Film, Llc; Megacom Film (Mcf); Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Peace Arch Entertainment Group; Peace Arch Entertainment Group; Revolver; Revolver Entertainment; Ro Image 2000; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Versus Entertainment; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Brussels, Belgium

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 7, 2008

Released in United States November 14, 2008

Released in United States on Video April 28, 2009

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States 2009

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 25-October 10, 2008.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Midnight Passion) October 2-10, 2008.

Shown at Rome Film Festival (L'Altro Cinema) October 22-31, 2008.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Future) January 21-February 1, 2009.

Released in United States Fall November 7, 2008

Released in United States November 14, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video April 28, 2009

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 25-October 10, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Midnight Passion) October 2-10, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (L'Altro Cinema) October 22-31, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Future) January 21-February 1, 2009.)