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Writer (WGA):
Steven McKay (written by)
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Release Date:
9 February 1990 (USA) See more »
He's L.A. Detective Mason Storm. Three hired assassins left him for dead. And he's waited seven years to even the score. See more »
Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, Detective Mason Storm must make a speedy recovery, expose those behind the murder, and take his revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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My favorite of the Segal movies with three word titles. See more (92 total) »


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Steven Seagal ... Mason Storm

Kelly LeBrock ... Andy Stewart (as Kelly Le Brock)

William Sadler ... Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler)
Frederick Coffin ... Lt. Kevin O'Malley

Bonnie Burroughs ... Felicia Storm
Andrew Bloch ... Capt. Dan Hulland

Branscombe Richmond ... Max Quentero

Charles Boswell ... Jack Axel
Zachary Rosencrantz ... Sonny Storm

Lou Beatty Jr. ... Carl Becker
Nick DeMauro ... Calabrese
Nick Corello ... James Valero

Justin De Rosa ... Mikey
Stanley Brock ... Counterman

Evan James ... Danny
Tomas Trujillo ... Shotgun Punk

Robert LaSardo ... Punk
Haruo Matsuoka ... Punk
Craig Dunn ... Punk (as Craig E. Dunn)

Tony Perez ... Detective #1
Steve Jones ... E.R. Doctor
Francesca P. Roberts ... Martha Coe

James DiStefano ... Nolan

Dean Norris ... Det. Sgt. Goodhart
Michael Fosberg ... Team Leader Doctor

Buddy Joe Hooker ... Russ
Jerry Dunphy ... Newscaster
Barbara Townsend ... Henrietta Wade

Carlos Gómez ... Neighbor
Christian Duffy ... Joe Bear
Andrea Stein ... Housewife
Eddie Frias ... Youth

Michael Adler ... Desk Clerk
Geoffrey Bara ... Sonny, Age 5
Kent Turnipseed ... Hans
Janet Zappala ... Newscaster

Ernie Lively ... Commander
Frank H. Conn ... Van Driver

Philip Weyland ... Dr. Weyland
Shari Hueffmeir ... Sheri
Linda Klein ... Nurse
Gary McLarty ... Shotgun Man
James Thompson ... Bad Guy #2 (as Jim Thompson)
Tom Muzila ... Muzila

Catherine Quinn ... Amtrak Lady
Richard Kwong ... Man #2
Osama Joseph Sabbagh ... Parking Attendant
Richard Wakasa ... Asian Driver

Al Goto ... Chinese Clever Man
Bernie Bielawski ... Taxi Driver
Julia Stormson ... Girl in Hot Tub
Jack Eiseman ... Cop #1
Mickey McMeel ... Cop #2 (as Michael McMeel)
Jim Kindelon ... S.W.A.T. Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ruben Avitia ... Punk (uncredited)
Kenny Endoso ... Vernon Trent Men (uncredited)

Liam Ferguson ... Deli Owner (uncredited)
Jeff Imada ... Vernon Trent Men (uncredited)

Geraldo Rivera ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce Malmuth 
Writing credits
Steven McKay (written by)

Produced by
Gary Adelson .... producer
Steven McKay .... associate producer
Michael Rachmil .... executive producer
Lee Rich .... executive producer
Jonathan Sheinberg .... co-producer (as Jon Sheinberg)
Joel Simon .... producer
Bill Todman Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
David Michael Frank 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John F. Link 
Casting by
Glenn Daniels 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
Art Direction by
Louis M. Mann  (as Louis Mann)
Set Decoration by
Martin Price 
Makeup Department
Anthony Esposito .... hair stylist
Alan Fama .... makeup artist (as Al Fama)
Alan Friedman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... unit production manager (as Stephen J. Barnett)
Joel Chernoff .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marsha Scarbrough .... second assistant director
Randy Suhr .... second second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director (as Douglas Wise)
Tena Psyche Yatroussis .... second assistant director (as Tena Yatroussis)
Daniel R. Suhart .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Kevin Conlin .... construction coordinator
Michael A. Contreraz .... labor foreman
Lance Lombardo .... lead man
Mike Rutgard .... assistant property master
Sal Sommatino .... property master
Frank White .... labor foreman
Jeffery J. Jenkins .... painter (uncredited)
Dean B. Katz .... set dresser (uncredited)
B.J. Smith .... construction medic (uncredited)
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... production mixer (as Glenn Anderson)
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer (as Wayne L. Artman)
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor (as James A. Borgardt)
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer
Jay Dranch .... sound editor
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor (as Robert Henderson)
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound editor (as Joseph Ipplito)
Franklin Jones Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as Frank W. Jones)
Lionel LaVallee .... boom operator (as Lionel Lavalee)
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor (as Alan Murray)
Michelle Pleis .... assistant sound editor
Hank Salerno .... supervising adr editor
James Simcik .... adr editor
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor (as Brooke Henderson-Ward)
Rosemarie Wheeler .... assistant adr editor
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Russel Hessey .... special effects (as Russell Hessey)
Clarke Coleman .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Gayle Hooker .... stunt double (uncredited)
K. Lee Johnson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Monty Jordan .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Joseph Michael Roth .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer
Bob Fillis .... assistant chief lighting technician
Antonio V. Garrido .... key grip (as Tony Garrido)
John R. Leonetti .... camera operator (as John Leonetti)
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
David L. Merrill .... dolly grip (as David Merrill)
Stephen J. Ullman .... second assistant camera (as Steve Ullman)
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Carl Boles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Mike Bonnaud .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Bill Sheehan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Glenn Daniels .... casting
Ruth Lambert .... casting assistant
Douglas Wright .... casting coordinator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Iannaccone .... costume supervisor (as Bob Iannaccone)
Jeffrey La Joie .... costumer
Peggy Pemberton .... costume supervisor
Jack Spangler .... costumer
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Jeff Gullo .... apprentice editor
Mark Stevens .... assistant film editor
Blake Jones .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Richard Rosenberg .... location manager
Music Department
Mick Guzauski .... music score mixing
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John Lasalandra)
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Don Arnold .... transportation captain (as Don Arnold Sr.)
Tim Hill .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Janis Benjamin .... production secretary (as Janice Banjamin)
Martin Cooper .... technical advisor (as Martin Cooper M.D.)
Sonny P. Filippini .... script supervisor (as Sonny Fillippini)
Laureen Majeske .... assistant production secretary
Andy Marx .... unit publicist
Anne Prager .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Catherine Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Malmuth
Heather Reid .... production assistant
Steven Seagal .... martial arts choreographer
Marjorie Sowsy .... assistant: Mr. Todman
Robin Vail .... assistant: Mr. Rachmil
Ron Weber .... craft service
Dianah Wynter .... assistant: Mr. Malmuth (as Diane Wynter)
Ray Zimmerman .... production accountant
Claire Baker .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)

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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Australia:R18+ | Canada:18A | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (2012) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1990) (cut) | Finland:K-18 (1990) (uncut) | France:12 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:(Banned) (1990-2003) (cinema release) | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1990) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) | South Korea:18 (video rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

One of three Steven Seagal movies released within a year of each other, the other two being Above the Law (1988) and Marked for Death (1990). All movies have three words in its title and Seagal playing a police officerSee more »
Crew or equipment visible: After the fight scene at the friend's home, you see Mason driving the Jeep through the field/grass. In one shot he is driving with Andy is in the passenger seat, yet in a shot right before they hit the wooden archway it's possible to see a man on your left (the passenger seat) and a blonde woman n the right. Clearly neither are 'Steven Segal' or Kelly LeBrock.See more »
[first lines]
Mason Storm:Come on. Let's go, guys. I'm missin' the Oscars.
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What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Versions and the Uncut Version?
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
My favorite of the Segal movies with three word titles., 24 February 2010
Author: Aaron1375

Yes, here he was "Hard to Kill", then he would be "Marked for Death" and finally "Out for Justice". I think there was another three titled movie before this one, but I did not see that one. This one had the best plot of the three that I saw, in fact the second one does not really have all that much plot and the third one made "Marked for Death" look like it had a super plot because it (Out for Justice) had no real plot to speak off. All three feature kick butt fighting that usually has Segal kicking some butt with little doubt who the victor is going to be. Which that makes for some pleasing watching the villain get beat up, but it kind of takes anyway any tension you might feel watching the film. However, this one features some gun play in it that adds to the film as would "Marked for Death". This one has Segal as a cop who records a deal that could really do damage to a guy. Well the guy sends some guys to gun down him and his family. However, while they are seemingly successful at killing the wife and child Segal's character ends up in a coma and when he wakes up they are promptly back on his heels. Well he uses some nifty healing tricks and soon is on the bad guys heels. Kelly LeBrock of "Weird Science" fame is in it and plays a nurse and this is like the only other movie that I have seen her in. Rather good, has nice action and is my favorite of the three movies I listed.

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