Jean Claude Van Johnson

Season 1
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What if I told you that Jean-Claude Van Damme - yes, THAT Jean-Claude Van Damme - was, in fact, a secret agent? That his entire film career was built solely as a front for his black ops? Would you believe me? No? Well then that’s egg on your face because that’s what this show is about.
Starring
Moises AriasJean-Claude Van DammeKat Foster
Genres
ComedyAction
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English [CC]العربيةDeutschEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)SuomiFrançaisहिन्दीIndonesiaItaliano日本語한국어NederlandsPolskiPortuguêsРусскийไทยTürkçe中文(简体)中文(繁體)
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]DeutschEspañol (España)Español (Latinoamérica)FrançaisItalianoPortuguês日本語
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  1. 1. Pilot
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    December 14, 2017
    31min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Retired actor/international spy Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to romantically pursue his former hairdresser/right-hand woman Vanessa.  Despite his lingering self-doubt, JCVD quickly rediscovers his comfort zone both on set and in the field… for a day, at least. Then he messes everything up..
  2. 2. What Year Do You Think This Is?
    December 14, 2017
    31min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    After Vanessa expresses her displeasure with his botched assignment, JCVD redoubles his efforts to complete the job, infiltrating a local street race… where he messes everything up. Again. Lucky for him, Vanessa has discovered that drugs are just the tip of the iceberg, and she’s going to need all the help she can get… even if it’s JCVD’s.
  3. 3. A Little Conversation About Trust
    December 14, 2017
    27min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Filip never asked for much. Just a good group of work friends – which he had -- until his life was for some reason turned upside down by legendary actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. Luckily, a group of mercenaries is just around the corner, about to offer Filip the chance to exact his revenge.
  4. 4. If You’re Lucky
    December 14, 2017
    33min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    JCVD explores whether time is a flat circle or more of a tetrahedron. Filip becomes trapped in a nightmare of his own making. Vanessa confronts the pain of her past, and Luis stares into the bleak wasteland of his soul. Episode rated LS (Light Science).
  5. 5. Run to Nowhere
    December 14, 2017
    30min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Having destroyed what was left of his career and alienated everyone he cares about, JCVD retreats to his hometown to lick his wounds. But you can never really go home again -- and some wounds are hard to reach with your tongue.
  6. 6. The World Needs Its Hero
    December 14, 2017
    34min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    JCVD journeys to a forgotten land where he must face a series of trials wrought from the psychic clay of his deepest fears. Also he rents some movies.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: Season 1 Official Trailer
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    August 18, 2016
    2min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português
    Audio languages
    English
    JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON stars global martial arts & film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme playing "Jean-Claude Van Damme," a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the world's most dangerous undercover operative. Unhappily retired, a chance encounter lures him back into the game, forcing him to confront the greatest enemy he’s ever faced.

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Directors
Peter Atencio
Supporting actors
Phylicia Rashad
Producers
Dave Callaham (Executive Producer)David W. Zucker (Executive Producer)Clayton Krueger (Co-Executive Producer)Peter Atencio (Executive Producer)Ridley Scott (Executive Producer)Jean-Claude Van Damme (Executive Producer)Diane Sabatini (Producer)
Season year
2017
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

14510 global ratings

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BRIANReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
IF we get No more VAN DAMME.....WE RIOT!!
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It is so clever. I so love unique tv and movies. I love that J.C. Is ok with making fun of his past. That's perfect comedy to me. The timecop and bloodsport references were so funny. I watched it while at burger king and people were staring because i was laughing so hard. PLEASE GREEN LIGHT MORE J.C.V.J.
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Paul DerringtonReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I really liked the Humor and the way they are bringing his ...
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I really liked the Humor and the way they are bringing his glory days back into this show. I am now looking forward to a new episode to see where they take this story. I grew up a martial arts fan and watched all of JC's movies when I was a kid in the 80's. I actually started taking karate back then and would sit in full Chinese splits for up to an hour at a time watching TV and movies. Watching this brought back memories and also made me realize I am getting old. I can't do the splits anymore either. Lol
370 people found this helpful
P.T.Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Best Show I've Seen In Years - Hilarious, Heartfelt, Fast Moving, A Delight to Watch
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Fantastic show. It was well-acted and had a great script and story, that was irreverent without being obnoxious, and highlighted some 1980's type movies in a way that was kind. This entire show is a delight to watch. If you have not watched it, watch it. The only type of person who would give this a bad rating is someone who has bad taste and is a culture snob. This was a delightful surprise and Jean-Claude Van Damme has some serious acting skills. Bravo!
301 people found this helpful
Brandon SMithReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
So Fun It Could Be As Instantly Classic As The Evil Dead Television Series
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This is probably the most clever writing I've seen in a pilot in a LONG time. The screenplay was clearly written with some love and Jean-Claude was a perfect fit for this brand of comedy action. The truth is, the 80's and 90's were filled with cheese as far as cinema goes, but they were FUN, and, they wore their testosterone proudly. We need more of this right now. I grew up with those movies, and I have to say today's entertainment just doesn't have that element of fun anymore. Either you have to be brooding and ugly, or you have to be insanely politically correct. That kind of storytelling is boring audiences to tears. We long for something different.

Comic book films and TV shows dominate, but a lot of originality as been sacrificed in the process. This show felt original and alive; as if, god forbid, the makers of the show actually enjoyed making it. I seriously hope that Amazon continues backing this series because if they can keep producing it with the same level of sincere comedy and imagination in every episode, I think they could have something as good as the Evil Dead television series on their hands. If they are smart, they will hold onto this show for dear life.
49 people found this helpful
Jeffrey D. LaneReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly fun to watch, much better than I had hoped it would be.
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I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but the previews I'd seen were interesting. Finally getting to watch the pilot episode, I was pleasantly surprised.

JCVD hasn't had a really good role in quite a while. Lately, it seems that the best work he's done is work poking fun at himself and the trope of 80's Action Hero (See his Split commercials). This is a great example of this. The pilot was pretty well done, though the dialog DID seem a bit too much 80s bad scripting in places. It was cheeky, and fun to watch, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

The various in-jokes at 80s and 90s action franchises are great for those of us who grew up watching the likes of Van Damme, Schwarzenegger, Norris, Willis et al. take on comic-esque baddies around the world.

The energy between the characters was not quite where I'd want it to be, it seemed a bit cold and awkward at times, but again, that's not too far from the action genre this show attempts to poke fun at.

So all in all, I really enjoyed this show. I do hope Amazon makes more episodes and gives JCVD at least one full season to redeem himself. My only fear is that it will fall into a sad formula relying on those in-jokes and easter eggs to get by, rather than creating something new and fresh while maintaining those nods to history to make us old people smile and giggle as we get the jokes younger watchers will miss.
26 people found this helpful
FranReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved the first episode
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I loved the first episode. For some reason, Jean-Claude is at his best acting when he's self-depricating. It's great acting mixed with some hilarious moments and down to earth with him showing us his sensitive side, not to mention the great martial arts performance. It was very entertaining.
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cannonvisionReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant show JCVD at his best and funniest
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Brilliant show JCVD at his best and funniest! <3 His love for his Dogs as shown by the photos of them is so on point and true. His sense of Humor is funnier than most fans would realize and his dramatic range is strong. Amazing cast ALL very funny and talented, they compliment each other. Phylicia Rashad is always a pleasure to watch and Kat Foster & Moises Arias were perfectly cast. The writing clever and directing superb. It's great to see a Genius like FOUR time Oscar Nominee Ridley Scott (The Martian, Gladiator) believe in JCVD! During his entire career he never had someone of this magnitude guiding his projects. Imagine how differently if JC had more people like Scott at the Helm of his work. It's that combination that I believe will elevate JCVD from the ranks of cheeky 80's-90's films to a newer appreciation of his hidden talent! Bring on a full series as well as a Film Directed by Ridley Scott Starring our hero......
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Noel Gonzalez Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes he definitely looks older and you think that he's all washed up but don't write him off yet he's still got the split and he
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It is slightly different than what we're used to watching him in with the little bit of Comedy that really works. Yes he definitely looks older and you think that he's all washed up but don't write him off yet he's still got the split and he still has the moves and you will see that once you watch the entire pilot I'm looking forward to seeing the whole entire season because he definitely got my attention he's still got the moves like before like in Bloodsport.
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