Marcus Ray and Tommy Hendricks are sales reps for V SIX Jeans, and they are enjoying life in Hong Kong.
While Tommy busily prepares for the latest fashion show, Marcus is off looking at knock off goods: imitation watches, jewellery, and baby dolls, in which his longtime friend Eddie Wang is involved.
When Marcus and Tommy's supervisor arrives and informs them that much of their last shipment of jeans was filled with knock off imitations, the two can't believe her, but they agree to help in raiding a warehouse to prove their innocence.
After a violent encounter, Marcus eventually learns that Tommy is an undercover CIA agent, and so is Karen.
Meeting with their boss, Johansson, Marcus learns of a conspiracy involving the Russian mafia and their attempts to smuggle tiny, but highly explosive "microbombs" to the black market.
Any film that features Van Damme in a movie about exploding designer jeans, has to be seen to be believed.
Is it plausible? anything is really, but is it any good? Well it's so absurd and silly, it's very very enjoyable and furthermore, a lot of fun.
This was Van Dammes last proper big screen outing that wasn't a sequel, or docu-drama, and it feels like the studio has given up on him, which is a shame.
Harks direction and camera-work is frenetic and downright bizarre and you can see where Neveldine and Taylor get some of their ideas from.
The action is well paced and there is obvious wire work involved, but it's all comic book in tone, and it's tongue in cheek throughout.
With a great supporting cast, this film is unfairly despised, thanks to movie snobs who just dismiss the actors work.
A great piece to watch with Double Team..