After his wife is brutally murdered, an ex-mobster wages war against the Chinese triad and becomes the protector of the adopted daughter of the triad’s kingpin.
Genre – Action
Associate Producer – Walter Josten
Director(s) – Philippe Martinez
Writer(s) – Mick Davis, Laurent Fellous and Philippe Martinez
Cast – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Valerie Tian and Tony Schiena
Blue Rider’s Role – Associate producers and arranged bridge financing
Distributor(s) – Bauer Martinez Studios, MGM, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and seven territorial distributors
Release Date – 2004
Synopsis – Jean-Claude Van Damme is Marseille ex-gangster Ben Archer who now lives in L.A. and who has gone straight, so he can spend more time with his family. His wife Cynthia (Lisa King) is an INS agent who specializes in stopping illegal Chinese immigrants. She foolishly brings home troubled Chinese immigrant girl Kim (Valerie Tian), learning too late that she is on the run from her murderous Triad leader dad Sun Quan (Simon Yam) who promptly kills all in sight, including Cynthia. Ben, aided by two of his former gang members, wreaks bloody revenge on the whole Triad.
Internet Movie Database entry for Wake of Death
Wake of Death trailer (WMP and Real Player) and link to French trailer