A 1997 action movie directed by HongKong filmmaker Tsui Hark which stars Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme, Dennis Rodman, and Creator/MickeyRourke. Here, Jack Paul Quinn (Van Damme) is a retired government anti-terrorist agent with a pregnant wife who learns the news that his old nemesis Stavros (Rourke) is back in action, and is [[MandatoryUnretirement forced to un-retire]] to stop him. Quinn travels to Antwerp, Belgium to meet up with arms dealer Yaz (Rodman), then to an amusement park where Stavros meets with his six-year-old son. A shootout occurs, and he and Quinn are led to a hospital maternity ward. Quinn is then knocked unconscious in an explosion.
Due to his failure to capture Stavros, Quinn wakes up on an island called "The Colony", an invisible and inescapable penal institution for secret agents "too valuable to kill but too dangerous to set free", which even includes terrorists. Quinn later receives a message saying that Stavros has kidnapped his wife, so he attempts to escape The Colony, team up with Yaz, and rescue her.
!!This film provides examples of:
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The movie shows Antwerp as a place full with towering flashy discotheques, tattoo shops and a red light district where crowds of people roam the streets. It looks more like Bangkok than actual Antwerp.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Where to start?
** The scene where Quinn jumps into the water on the island--jumping into a body of water from that high would be like jumping onto concrete.
** Pretty much any of the explosion scenes would have done far worse damage than they do in the movie, not just from the explosions but from the blasts of air and subsequent shrapnel. [[spoiler: The ending, where Yaz outruns the Colloseum fireball, takes this to even more ludicrous levels, when he defends himself and the baby from the explosion ''via a Coca-Cola vendor''--a scene that would give the tunnel fire scene from Film/IndependenceDay a run for it's money.]]
* BorrowedBiometricBypass: Quinn cuts out the skin of his own thumb to provide time-needed biometrics while he is elsewhere.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Stavros stands on a mine of the coliseum's minefield, and a tiger is about to maul him. So Stavros steps off the mine the second the tiger lunges at him and send the entire coliseum up in flames. Further adding to the madness is [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Belloq]], Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Dennis Rodman outrunning a fireball while holding a baby.]]
* ExitPursuedByABear: [[spoiler:Stavros is about to be attacked by the tiger which he brought to the coliseum when one of the mines blows up.]]
* ImprobableCover: The heroes hide behind a coke machine and survive despite roaring walls of flame on either side. Possibly a moment of genre-savvy.
* IncrediblyLamePun[=/=]ActorAllusion: Yaz spouts off a lot of basketball puns throughout the film.
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Subverted; Stavros' son dies during the shootout. Played straight with the babies in the maternity ward and Quinn's son, though.]]
* LandMineGoesClick: The colosseum has a mine field on it. [[spoiler:One blows Stavros up.]]
* MulticoloredHair: Yaz, and just like the actor who plays him.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Rourke brings gunmen and a weapon to a carnival to meet his son, and then chooses to take a poke at Quinn with his son nearby. During the ensuing shootout, the kid dies. He blames Quinn.]]
* NonActorVehicle: Dennis Rodman
* OutrunTheFireball: Three times, no less. The first time, however, averts the trope and Quinn ends up hospitalized for 6 months.
* PregnantHostage: Quinn's wife.
* ProductPlacement: The dozens of Coke machines inexplicably placed in the colosseum. [[spoiler: Which apparently provide excellent shields against firey explosions.]]
* SteelEarDrums: Despite all the explosions and gunfire, no one loses their hearing.
* StuffBlowingUp: And boy is there a lot of it!