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When F.B.I. Agent Zack Grant's partner is killed during a blown-up operation, he attempts to find the person responsible. Mafiaso Frank Serlano believes Zack is responsible for his only ... See full summary »

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Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Yuji Kobayashi
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Frank Serlano
Kyûsaku Shimada ...
Tetsuro
Kristopher Logan ...
Mr. Contingency, Serlano Henchman
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Andrew J. Ferchland ...
Eric Grant
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Victor Serlano
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Goatee
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FBI Agent Carl Dundreff
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FBI Agent Numeyer
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FBI Agent in Charge Emily Fukes
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CHP Officer
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FBI Agent Gim Takakura
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When F.B.I. Agent Zack Grant's partner is killed during a blown-up operation, he attempts to find the person responsible. Mafiaso Frank Serlano believes Zack is responsible for his only sons death in the same operation and kidnaps Zacks son to hold as bait. The action gets wild when airline stewardess Mary is taken hostage to add what seems an another insurmountable problem for Zack. There appears to be No Way Out. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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The film features veteran actors Etsushi Toyokawa and Kyusaku Shimada together for the first time. They are the only two Japanese actors to have portrayed the popular literary villain Yasunori Kato in film. Shimada pioneered the role in Akio Jissoji's TOKYO: THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS (1988) and Toyokawa assumed it in Takaashi Miike's THE GREAT YOKAI WAR (2005). See more »

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In the scene with the grenade, the bad guy initially picks up and holds a comparatively newer M26/M61 model grenade. In remaining shots of the same sequence, it suddenly becomes a WWII vintage MK2 "pineapple". (Spoiler here) Also, as Saiko is falling, palms open, her hands are clearly empty. Once she's lying down, she opens her hand and lets go of the grenade. See more »

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Mary: You know I once served a medium rare swiss steak to Patrick Stewart.
Zack Grant: Who's Patrick Stewart?
Mary: Patrick Stewart, Picard, The greatest starship captain that ever lived.
Zack Grant: What about Kirk? Captain James T. Kirk?
Mary: Old news.
Zack Grant: What? What? You're shunning the guy who went first where no man had ever been before?
Mary: He was a D-Type. Sub-A.
Zack Grant: Hey, he kicked Klingon ass, baby.
Mary: He was always breaking the prime directive, Picard never breaks the prime directive.
Zack Grant: That's because he's an old bald guy from Liverpool, he ...
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Generic and distasteful
9 January 2007 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

"No Way Back" is your typical generic action movie. With it's typical generic plot, it's typical generic clichés and it's typical generic run of the book characters. I wasn't really expecting anything great on account on any of these things, but what I wanted to see was some good action and yet it failed even there.

There is really only one scene that could actually be worth seeing again and that is the shootout in the beginning. It lasted for about a minute, but it was nicely choreographed, with some relatively good use of slow motion and gun play. Leaving a good first impression. Sadly it does not last long as the movie apparently ran out of budget after that scene was shot and everything went down hill from then on. With some atrocious over the top acting, incredibly annoying female lead and a weak attempt at creating dramatic tension and development between characters. I understand that the filmmakers were running on a tight budget. But they could have at least tried to hide that fact. There are actually several moments when the main character is conversing with his superior in the FBI headquarters, and well it looked like they were shot in some abandoned warehouse. Problems don't stop there though. The movie's what could've been only redeeming factor namely the action scenes besides the one I've spoken of earlier aren't really all that good. It's like two completely different people directed them, with the quality of the latter ones being on the same level as a Dolph Lundgren film.

Going in to plot details is unnecessary because chances are you've heard all of this before and seen all of this before done in about half the action movies released in the last 20 years.

Besides it's decent beginning there isn't really anything entertaining in "No Way Back". A waste of time .


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