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Out for a Kill (2003)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  19 August 2003 (USA)
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An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.

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Yin Quinshi
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Wong Dai (as Chooi Kheng Beh)
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Luo Dazhong
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Harry 'Crash' Kupper
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Archeology Professor Robert Burns is on location leading an important dig in the ancient ruins on the Far Eastern Chinese border. He accidentally discovers that the Chinese Mafia, the Tong, is using his newly discovered ancient Chinese artifacts to hide and smuggle narcotics across the border. Robert immediately tries to flee with his assistant and narrowly manages to escape the pursuing Tong but not without a heavy price. His loyal assistant is killed and he is framed with the evidence at the Chinese border by the Chinese military and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. He is locked up in a Chinese prison where he is guilty until proven innocent. His loving wife Maya vows to help get him out of jail. The DEA finally convinces the Chinese military that Robert may be of more help to them outside jail by leading them to the real smugglers. Once he leaves his Chinese prison cell Robert would rather enjoy his freedom back in the U.S. and keep his past behind him, but The Tong catches up to him ... Written by Philip Steinman <philipsteinman@earthlink.net>

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For those who threatened him, framed him, imprisoned him, time is running out. See more »

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Rated R for violence, language, nudity and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Uncredited writer Sam Hayes was assigned to touch up the original script without knowing the film was to star Steven Seagal. The producers claimed that Hayes' version, which was set in Mexico, would cost too much to film, and thus, very little of his material remains in the finished movie. See more »

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When in the Chinese Barber Shop, the barber pulls the blind down over the door, a few seconds later, he closes it again. See more »

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Ed Grey: If he's innocent, the Pope wears panties.
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Seagal fans avoid this turkey at all costs
31 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen The Foreigner but if it's the same director Michael Oblowitz, then avoid it and this film like the plague. Talk about directing/editing basics, this man has no idea of either when it comes to action films. I've liked most of Seagal's films but this is lower than the pits.

Oblowitz has no idea how to edit or direct an action film, he should go back to film school and start again. In fact Oblowitz don't bother.

A disaster for Seagal, the biggest bore of a film I've seen for a long time, to give it 1 out of 10 is being too kind.

Real Shyte.


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