The Art of War is a 2000 Canadian-American action film directed by Christian Duguay, and starring Wesley Snipes, Michael Biehn, Anne Archer and Donald Sutherland. The title refers to the ancient Chinese text of the same name by war strategist Sun Tzu, which has some bearing on the film's plot.
The film was followed by two direct-to-video sequels, The Art of War II: Betrayal and The Art of War III: Retribution. The third film in the series did not feature Wesley Snipes.
Neil Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement between China and the U.S., Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on.
Jet Li was originally cast for the part eventually played by Wesley...