Van Damme Lends a Hand to the Russian Slapstick Comedy Napoleon Kaput


Honestly, I’m not sure this particular endeavor would be something I’d have an interest in were it not for the presence of Jean-Claude Van Damme. However, after seeing him flex his comedic muscles in that fantastic Coors Light commercial, I’m kind of curious to see him tackle something a bit lighter than his typical direct-to-video fare. The upcoming Russian comedy “Napoleon Kaput” — which is from the makers of “Hitler Kaput” — is the sort of broad physical comedy that I used to love as a kid. And while I’ve been known to toss in the “Police Academy” movies from time-to-time, this might be a bit too much for even someone like me to handle.

If you’re looking for a plot synopsis, unfortunately I don’t have one to share with you at the moment. However, I think you can get a pretty good idea of what this movie is going for by simply watching the clip embedded below. Our man Van Damme doesn’t show his face until the end of the trailer, but it’s worth a look if you’re a fan of the man’s work. Those of you who fancy slapstick comedy will no doubt be absolutely thrilled with what “Napoleon Kaput” is aiming for.

Source: Twitch

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Brent

    That looks completely ridiculous, and I can’t tell if I mean amazing ridiculous, or awful ridiculous. Probably awful.

    • Todd

      I’m leaning towards awful. And yet here I am, quietly wondering how I can get my hands on a screener when it becomes available. Pathetic.