If God hadn’t created Christopher Walken, we would have to invent him. And did no one tell David Warner how awful the dialogue is? Because not only is he trying to sell it, he’s actually selling it. That’s an English actor for you: so much better than the material deserves!
Finally, Clive Owen asks the question on everyone’s mind back in 1996, when Privateer II was released. Spoilers, by the way.