Watch Until Death
- 1 hr 41 min
From the mind of director Simon Fellows comes an action-packed thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The 2007 film Until Death stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Anthony Stowe, a police detective who is ruthless both on and off the job. Stowe is married to a nurse, Valerie (Selina Giles), whom he is constantly cheating on with his mistress, Madeleine (Lisa King). One night, Stowe and his partner Gabriel Callaghan (Mark Dymond) are ambushed by a ruthless gang of drug dealers who shoot Stowe multiple times and leave him for dead. He survives, but only just. When he awakens from a coma, he finds himself a changed man. He has lost the use of his legs, his wife has left him, and he is completely alone. All he has left is his burning desire for revenge against those who wronged him. To make matters worse, he is being charged with corruption in the police department for taking bribes from the very criminals he was supposed to be bringing to justice. Stowe's only hope is to turn state's evidence and testify against the corrupt officers in his unit, but he has other plans. He wants to take down the gang leader who tried to kill him and his family in cold blood. Throughout the film, Stowe must navigate his way through a complicated web of corruption and violent retaliation. Along the way, he encounters a mysterious and hauntingly quiet wheelchair-bound man named Gabriel (Stephen Rea) who may hold the key to his redemption. Gabriel seems to know more about the criminal underworld than anyone else, and he becomes both Stowe's mentor and his confidant. Together, Stowe and Gabriel wage a war against the drug dealers who seek to destroy them both. Stowe uses his cunning and his experience as a detective to investigate his former colleagues, while Gabriel uses his vast knowledge of the criminal underworld to help Stowe build a case against them. It all comes to a head in the film's breathtaking finale, where Stowe must confront his past and take down the villains once and for all. Until Death is a masterful work of suspense and drama. Director Simon Fellows keeps the tension high throughout the film, deftly weaving together elements of action, romance, and gritty crime thrillers. The film's star, Jean-Claude Van Damme, gives a tour-de-force performance as Anthony Stowe. He brings a sense of vulnerability to the character that is rare in action movies, and his physical presence is as stunning as ever. Stephen Rea is equally impressive as Gabriel, the strange and mysterious mentor who guides Stowe on his journey of redemption. Their chemistry on screen is electric, and their scenes together are among the film's most poignant and powerful. Selina Giles is also excellent as Valerie, the long-suffering wife who finds herself caught in the middle of her husband's dangerous world. Overall, Until Death is a gripping and intense film that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. It's a must-see for fans of crime thrillers, action movies, and great acting. With its compelling storyline and expertly executed action sequences, it's no wonder that Until Death has become a modern classic of the genre.