The Guardian 2000

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The Guardian ★½ 2000 (R)

Uninspired actioner finds Marine John Kross (Van Peebles) witnessing some freaky stuff during Desert Storm. He winds up in the hospital with a strange map carved on his chest. Flash-forward 12 years and Kross is an L.A. cop chasing down some new street drug that's made from a mystery powder from Iraq. And then there's something about a demon, a young prophet who needs protection, and his guardian who is Kross of course. Who cares. 89m/C VHS, DVD . Mario Van Peebles, James Remar, Ice-T, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Stacy Oversier; D: John Terlesky; W: John Terlesky, Jeff Yagher, Gary J. Tunnicliffe; C: Maximo Munzi. VIDEO