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The Collectors (1999)

Shifting alliances put a pair of hardnosed hit men in jeopardy in this 1999 crime caper. A New Orleans mob boss looking to settle scores sends Ray (Rick Fox) and A.K. (Casper Van Dien) to New York City to collect overdue debts.


Sidney J. Furie


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... A.K.
Rick Fox ... Ray
Catherine Oxenberg ... Det Bailey
Andreas Apergis ... Morgan
Pierre Bénard Pierre Bénard ... Hotel clerk
Norman Mikeal Berketa Norman Mikeal Berketa ... Bank Manager (as Norm Berketta)
Goûchy Boy ... Jamal (as Gouchy Boy)
Tony Calabretta ... Barnes
Mike Chute ... FBI Agent 2
Karen Cliche ... Kate
Peter Michael Dillon ... FBI agent (as Peter M. Dillon)
Daniella Ferrera Daniella Ferrera ... Liz (as Daniela Ferrera)
Charlene Francique Charlene Francique ... Lyla
Allen Altman ... Peter Burns (as Alan Altman)
Marcel Jeannin ... Teller


Shifting alliances put a pair of hardnosed hit men in jeopardy in this 1999 crime caper. A New Orleans mob boss looking to settle scores sends Ray (Rick Fox) and A.K. (Casper Van Dien) to New York City to collect overdue debts.

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Two wiseguys. One cool idea!


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, nudity and some drug content | See all certifications »






Release Date:

27 August 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Guyz See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


Casper Van Dien and Catherine Oxenberg met and fell in love while working on this picture. See more »


Outside the entrance of the police building, there is a sign saying "Precint" (instead of "precinct") See more »

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An unassuming but interesting movie with something for everyone
25 August 2004 | by groucho3710See all my reviews

The Collectors is an unassuming but interesting movie that has a little bit of everything-cops, killers, shootouts, buddies, comedy, and love (both requited and –un). The plot revolves around two semi-unsavory characters, Ray and A.K., who collect unpaid mob debts, and when they can't, heads may roll. But somehow we never really feel much menace from these guys, who are played for sympathy by Casper Van Dien and Rick Fox.

Van Dien's A.K. in particular, who at times projects an almost childlike likableness, would really like to get out of this risky business and be law-abiding, if he could afford to, but he won't leave his partner, who still feels loyalty to the boss who rescued him from the streets. And A.K. would really like to see his buddy settle down and marry his girlfriend Lyla, a beautiful hooker who is also caught in a no-win, no-way-out profession. Ray is a master of rationalization who neatly compartmentalizes his life, in fact occasionally seeing his job as being a way to improve the world by ridding it of scum. A.K. is just getting tired of it all, but he does make a moral distinction between killing a pimp who murdered a very young prostitute and killing debtors for late payment. Perhaps one last job, and taking one big chance involving deception and theft, will enable them to run, hide, and start over.

Will Ray and Lyla escape their sordid lives and find true love? Will A.K. ever get through to the beautiful cop (Catherine Oxenberg) who's been pursuing him so long, but who, he's convinced, is really attracted to him or she would have killed him by now? Is it love, bad luck or bad aim? We suspect but don't find out until the end of the movie, where we get a couple of surprises.

Van Dien fans will especially love the rooftop scene where A.K., watching Ray and Lyla share a tender moment, fantasizes about doing the same with Lt. Bailey. With hindsight, we know we're watching Van Dien and Oxenberg falling in love right before our eyes.

By some accounts, The Collectors contains ad libbed material that made the cut. Perhaps that's why the main characters seem so natural and likable-it's like watching Butch and Sundance do NYC, but we hope they'll meet a kinder fate. Rent it and see.

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