Directed by Sheldon Lettich from a screenplay he co-wrote with George Saunders, The Hard Corps (2006) is an American action film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raz Adoti, Vivica A. Fox, and Peter Bryant. It is number four in a group of films that Lettich collaborated on with Jean-Claude Van Damme. The film was released direct-to-DVD in the United States on August 15, 2006.
The Hard Corps (2006) is filmed in British Columbia, Canada and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the DVD in the United States on August 15, 2006.
The Hard Corps (2006) is about an Army veteran who assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Phillip Sauvage (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is an American soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sauvage joins Clarence Bowden (Julian D. Christopher), his former commanding officer, to work as a bodyguard for former World Heavyweight boxing champion and now successful businessman Wayne Barclay (Raz Adoti). They are hired by Barclay’s sister Tamara (Vivica A. Fox) after the notorious rap mogul, Terrell Singletery (Viv Leacock) is released from prison. Singletery has made threats in the past about doing away with the one man responsible for his incarceration and that is Barclay.
On the first night of bodyguard work Bowden is killed during an assassination attempt on Barclay by a Hummer full of Uzi-carrying gangbangers sent by Singletery. Sauvage must bring in a reinforcements and he brings in his friend Casey Bledsoe (Mark Griffin), and then must train some new recruits composed of people from Barclay’s gym. They may not be enough to take down Singletery. Complications arise when Barclay becomes suspicious of Phillip Sauvage’s relationship with his sister when he sees her kissing Sauvage on the cheek one night.