Sweepers (1998)


Sweepers is a 1998 American-South African action film directed by Keoni Waxman and starring Dolph Lundgren, Claire Stansfield and Bruce Payne.

Also known as The Sweeper (working title, US) and The Halo Trust (original script title, US).


Christian Erickson (Dolph Lundgren) used to work as a leading demolition expert. As Erickson was working to disarm mines, his son was killed by one, and Erickson retired. He is called out of retirement to help Michelle Flynn (Claire Stansfield) to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. Erickson subsequently discovers that new mines are being planted to kill people in the area.


  • Dolph Lundgren as Christian Erickson.
  • Claire Stansfield as Michelle Flynn.
  • Bruce Payne as Dr. Cecil Hopper.
  • Sheldon Allen as Body Double/Stuntman.
  • Ian Roberts as Yager.
  • Fats Bookholane as Old Mo.
  • Sifiso Maphanga as Arthur.
  • Ross Preller as Jack Trask.
  • Nick Boraine as Mitch.
  • Cecil Carter as Ray Gunn.
  • David Dukas as Sweeper #4.
  • Zukile Ggobose as Zukili.
  • Philip Notununu as Mercenary #1.
  • Gabriel Mndaweni as Mercenary #2.
  • Frank Pereira as Mercenary #3.
  • Dave Ridley as Mercenary #4.
  • Frikkie Botes as Scientist in Lab.
  • Jurgen Helberg as Scientist in lab.


  • Dolph Lundgren was personally disappointed with the film and attributed its poor quality to director Keoni Waxman’s inexperience with the action genre.
  • Director Keoni Waxman entirely rewrote Kevin Bernhardt’s original script, which was more serious and dramatic.
  • Studio Nu Image / Millennium Films re-used stock footage from this film into several subsequent movies of their library.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Keoni Waxman … (as Darby Black).
  • Producer(s):
    • Yoram Barzilai … producer.
    • Mandy Branch … associate producer.
    • Danny Dimbort … executive producer.
    • Avi Lerner … executive producer.
    • Danny Lerner … producer.
    • Nicci Perrow … line producer.
    • Elie Samaha … producer.
    • Trevor Short … executive producer.
    • David Varod … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Kevin Bernhardt … (original screenplay).
    • Kevin Bernhardt … (story).
    • Keoni Waxman … (screenplay) (as Darby Black) (rewrite).
  • Music:
    • Serge Colbert.
  • Cinematography:
    • Yossi Wein … director of photography (as Yossy Wein).
  • Editor(s):
    • Alain Jakubowicz.
    • Ken Blackwell … (uncredited).
  • Production:
    • Millennium Films (presents) (as Nu Image).
    • Nu World Services.
    • Martien Holdings A.V.V.
    • Millennium Films.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Eagle Films (1999) (Lebanon) (theatrical).
    • Eagle Entertainment (1999) (Australia) (VHS).
    • Equinox Entertainment (Canada) (all media).
    • EuroVideo (2018) (Germany) (Blu-ray).
    • EuroVideo (2018) (Germany) (DVD).
    • Filmax Home Video (Spain) (VHS).
    • Globus United (Israel) (VHS).
    • H.O.M. Vision bv, Spakenburg (1999) (Netherlands) (DVD).
    • Image Entertainment (1999) (USA) (DVD).
    • KNM Home Entertainment (2007) (Germany) (DVD).
    • KSS (2000) (Japan) (VHS).
    • Metropolitan Film & Video (1999) (France) (VHS).
    • Metropolitan Filmexport (1999) (France) (video).
    • New Films International (all media).
    • RCV Home Entertainment (2004) (Netherlands) (DVD).
    • Rainboworld Entertainment (1998) (Taiwan) (all media).
    • Top Tape (Brazil) (VHS).
    • Trimark Home Video (1999) (USA) (VHS).
    • VPS Film-Entertainment GmbH (Germany) (VHS).
    • Vidmark Entertainment (1999) (USA) (VHS).
    • Warner Home Video (1999) (Sweden) (VHS).
  • Release Date: 02 December 1998 (video premiere, Argentina).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 93 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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