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Guardian (2001)





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When the movie opens, John Kross (Mario Van Peebles) is a U.S. soldier on a covert mission deep inside Iraq on the eve of the Gulf War. What he sees from behind a sand dune is some sort of mysterious excavation, but things go badly and Kross is discovered and wounded. He awakens with vague memories of a baby being born and stolen -- and with hideous symbols carved into his torso. Years later, as a detective for the L.A.P.D., Kross' episode catches up with him when Tel-Al, an invisible, body-shifting supernatural entity, arrives in Los Angeles to claim the stolen child, now a young boy. Meanwhile, Kross is dealing with stopping the flow of a new street drug called Chaos, which is being sold by a malevolent disco owner (Ice-T) and is also connected to the Iraqi excavation that unloosed the evil spirit. The demon takes over Kross' partner's body (James Remar), just as Kross discovers the whereabouts of the boy who is "the chosen one."

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James Remar
as Carpenter
as Max
Daniel Hugh Kelly
as Agent Taylor
Karina Lombard
as Katherine Kross
Steve Zad
as David Lichtmann
Phyllis Lyons
as Susannah Lichtmann
Dey Young
as Lt. Van Buren
Michael Chinyamurindi
as Jacob Netanyel
Marshall Manesh
as Iraqui Colonel
Iqbal Theba
as Dr. Tuchman
Todd McKee
as Aaron Lichtmann
Alex Todd
as Tarik
Jan Harrelson
as Agent Jackson
Chloe J. Taylor
as Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Guardian

All Critics (3)

[N]ot even a resurrected Eazy-E could make Guardian worthwhile.

January 3, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…'s movies like Guardian that give straight-to-video movies a bad name.

November 12, 2002 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

Watchable, enjoyable, and even compelling.

July 5, 2001 | Rating: 60/100 | Full Review…

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