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Ignition (2002)

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A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deputy Marshal Conor Gallagher
Judge Faith Mattis
Gen. Joel MacAteer
Major Brunson
Lt. Kayla Rayne
Peter Scanlon
Sgt. Douglas Penabad
Roger Dunn ...
Agent Debakker
Agent Webber (as Benjamin Ratner)
Russo's Ex-Wife
Conor's Lawyer
Jake Russo
Scott Hylands ...
Danielle Juilfs ...
Ella Gallagher
Paul Magel ...


A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


He thought he was protecting her life. Instead he was saving America.


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

17 January 2002 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Kingdom Come  »

Box Office


CAD 31,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Rutger Hauer was going to star but dropped out. See more »


Conor Gallagher: Ma'am, why are you telling me all this?
Faith Mattis: Partly because it irritates you and I enjoy that.
Conor Gallagher: Oh, great.
Faith Mattis: But, mostly because I trust you.
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Better than I thought it would be
3 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ignition is not the best movie I've ever seen. On the other hand, it's not the worst movie I've ever seen either. The film's plot is at least plausible; particularly in today's atmosphere of terrorism and the military's ever growing power to `contain' it. One can imagine a rouge military officer or two taking matters into their own hands so as to `do their duty'.

As for the acting in the film, again, not the best, but not the worst. Bill Pullman plays `Conner Gallagher' the rough around the edges body guard, and Lena Olin plays `Faith Mattis' the federal judge Gallagher is assigned to protect. Both Pullman and Olin turn in descent performances. As for the rest of the cast, well, the acting goes steadily down hill form there. As with any B-movie like Ignition, checking your sense of reality at the door helps one enjoy the movie. However with some B-flicks, no amount of imagination can make the movie watchable. Ignition is certainly at least one cut above that kind of movie. And, in fact, it might even be a bit better than that.

Over all, if you don't have anything better to do, watch it. You might like it.

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