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Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Action,Drama,Thriller
Aruba / English
"This time, he's not for hire. "
A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.
Steven Seagal John Seeger
Jacqueline Lord Maxine Barnol
Roger Guenveur Smith Anthony Chapel
Luke Goss John Dresham
Michael K. Williams Samuel Kay (as Michael Kenneth Williams)
Adrian Galley Bulldog
Langley Kirkwood Kruger (as Langley Jack Kirkwood)
Vivian Bieldt Dekerk
Verity Price Female Assistant
Bruce Young Chief of Police Malik
Peter Butler Ahmet Dasan
Farouk Valley-Omar Elder Butler (as Fahruq Valley-Omar)
Tumi Mogoje Eddie Jones
Faye Peters Shondra Jones
Zaa Nkweta Radio Jones (as Zaa Nikweta)
Director: Don E. FauntLeRoy
Producer: Randall Emmett,George Furla
Writer: Steve Collins
Average
Steven Seagal might be getting old and he also might not have the same shape he had 20 years ago but he certainly still can make a movie great just by being in it.

Actually, this movie itself is pretty good. A lot of money has been spent on making it realistic and entertaining. Reminds you of the good old days when Van Damme and Seagal were backed by big budgets.

Mercenary for Justice is a colorful film filled with explosive action scenes, great dialogues and one-liners, fight scenes in which Seagal actually takes part. It had been a while since I really saw him perform anything close to his Aikido moves. The balance between realism and utter irrealism is just perfect.

You got to remind yourself that action movies are a genre in themselves. Lots of folks try to bring them down for various reasons...they just don't get the point. Just like romantic comedies and politic thrillers all follow some basic rules, action movies are also lead by a set of pre-requisites that you just expect to be there. Villains you can hate, a hero you can love, a beautiful girl, guns roaring...

The production is good. Direction sometimes reminded me of "24 esquire" hand held camera. Little part of scenes are sometime fast-forwarded to get a feeling of speed. Well... this still is a direct to video release, I guess they have to include some cheesy stuff.

The only downside to this picture is the story. It's pretty hard to follow but it does keep the characters on the move.

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Movie
Imdb rating: 4.1
Musician: Stephen Edwards
Running time: 96 min
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3