"One of the main stars, Nicholas Lea, will probably be the most familiar to a wider audience. Fans of THE X-FILES will no doubt recognize him as Agent Krycek (last seen languishing in an abandoned silo with only a slimy alien for company). This is a change of pace for him. Forget dark alleys and FBI regulation macs. The conspiracy theories may still be in abundance, but the action is much more in your face.
"Woo had not seen Lea in THE X-FILES until he was shown some footage during casting.
"'All the casting was my choice. I only saw a piece of that when it was shown to me. I tend to choose people through my own instincts. With Nicholas Lea, Ivan Sergei, and Sandrine Holt...I think these people had a great potential. I do think I have a good eye, I tend to spot people before they go on to bigger and better things. I first met Jackie Chan in 1975 when he was one of the stunt coordinators on Countdown in Kung-Fu. When I saw him, I knew this guy was going to be a star. I gave him one of the major roles.'"
Ken Shapiro's Life In the Box pans ONCE A THIEF. But he dislikes Nick less than the others, and his comments are interesting! (Thanks to Mrs. Fish for the heads-up!)
And check out the Sympatico: ONCE A THIEF page.
Stomp Tokyo review
ONCE A THIEF is now a syndicated TV series. Twenty-two episodes were made by Alliance for the CTV network in Canada. It's being syndicated around the world.
This also aired on TMC (The Movie Channel), along with two ONCE A THIEF "movies" made by editing four of the TV episodes together in pairs.