Philip Sauvage is a Combat Vet who's just spent the last 3 years fighting in Afghanistan and 'Eyeraq', who is hired to be a bodyguard to a former World Heavyweight Boxing champ to protect him and his family against a Rap Music Mogul.
He sets up a team called "The Hard Corps", complications arise when the boxer suspects that his sister may be in love with the bodyguard...
So Van Damme plays yet another damaged being who is hired to protect some people, but this this time, it's a little more street trhan anything he's done before.
Van Damme is as good as he always is, and Fox puts in a reasonable performance, it's just a shame that the film relies on stereotypical villains who walk with a swagger and hold their gun at a silly angle (Van Damme actually picks someone up on this).
Lettich directs the action at an adequate pace, and it's one of the better Direct to DVD efforts he has done, but then we have the silly romantic sub-plot that gets in the way of the narrative.
It's pretty pointless and adds no depth to the story, they could have left fox's character out and focus more on the Rap moguls character and fleshing his back story out more.
Not a bad effort, Van Damme fans will be pleased.