GATUNEK – Akcja, Thriller
OPIS FILMU – Chance Boudreaux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) jest bezrobotnym marynarzem. Pewnego dnia staje w obronie kobiety. Nowa znajoma, Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler), prosi go o pomoc w odnalezieniu zaginionego w Nowym Orleanie ojca. W zamian oferuje dobrą zapłatę. Wkrótce orientują się, że mężczyzna stał się ofiarą bezwzględnego gangu. Na jego czele stoi Emil Fouchon (Lance Henriksen). Wraz ze swoimi bogatymi przyjaciółmi wymyślił kilka lat temu koszmarną zabawę. Bezdomnym mężczyznom oferuje sto tysięcy dolarów w zamian za to, że staną się zwierzyną łowną, na jaką polują ludzie, którym zabijanie sprawia przyjemność. Przestępca dba o to, żeby ofiary potrafiły wystarczająco długo się bronić. Z tego względu wybiera głównie weteranów wojennych.
PLOT – In New Orleans, a homeless veteran named Douglas Binder (Chuck Pfarrer) is the target of a hunt. He is given a belt containing $10,000 and told that he must reach the other side of town where he would then win the money and his life. Hunting him is the hunt organizer Emil Fouchon (Lance Henriksen), his lieutenant Pik Van Cleef (Arnold Vosloo), a businessman named Mr. Lopaki who has paid $500,000 for the opportunity to hunt a human, and mercenaries including Stephan (Sven-Ole Thorsen) and Peterson (Jules Sylvester). Binder fails to reach his destination and is shot by three crossbow bolts. Van Cleef retrieves the money belt.
While searching for her father, Binder’s long-estranged daughter Natasha (Yancy Butler) is attacked by a group of thugs who saw that she had a lot of cash earlier. She is saved by a homeless man with exceptional martial-arts skills named Chance Boudreaux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a former Marine Force Recon. Chance is initially hesitant to involve himself with her mission, but as his merchant seaman union dues are in arrears he reluctantly allows Natasha to hire him as her guide and bodyguard during her search. Meanwhile, Chance’s homeless friend Elijah Roper (Willie C. Carpenter) is the next to participate in Fouchon’s hunt, and is also killed.
Natasha discovers that her father distributed fliers for a seedy recruiter named Randal Poe (Eliott Keener) who has been secretly supplying Fouchon with homeless men with war experience and no family ties. Natasha questions Randal about her father’s death, but they are discovered by an eavesdropping Van Cleef. Fouchon and Van Cleef beat Randal to punish him for sending them a man with an interested family. New Orleans detective Mitchell (Kasi Lemmons) is reluctant to investigate Binder’s disappearance until his charred body is discovered in the ashes of a derelict building. The death is ruled accidental, but Chance searches the ruins and finds Binder’s dog tag, which was pierced by one of the crossbow bolts. Van Cleef’s thugs suddenly ambush Chance and beat him unconscious to scare him and Natasha out of town. When he recovers, he offers Mitchell the dog tag as evidence that Binder was murdered. With the investigation getting closer, Van Cleef and Fouchon decide to relocate their hunting business and begin eliminating „loose ends”. The medical examiner who had been hiding evidence of the hunt and Randal are both executed. Mitchell, Natasha and Chance arrive moments later at Randal’s office and are ambushed by Van Cleef and several of his men. During the shootout Mitchell is shot in the chest and killed. Chance kills a handful of the mercenaries and escapes with Natasha. Fouchon and Van Cleef assemble their mercenary team and five paid-for hunters to continue the chase.
Chance leads Natasha to his uncle Douvee’s (Wilford Brimley) house deep in the bayou, and enlists his help in defeating the men. Chance, Natasha, and Douvee lead the hunting party to a warehouse of old Mardi Gras floats, and kill Fouchon’s men one by one. Van Cleef is finally shot to death by Chance in a shoot out. In the end only Fouchon is left, but he holds Chance at bay by taking Natasha hostage and stabbing Douvee in the chest with an arrow. Chance charges him, attacking with a flurry of blows, and then drops a grenade in his pants. Fouchon attempts to dismantle the grenade, but fails and dies in the explosion. Chance, Natasha, and Douvee now make their way out of the warehouse.