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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommie Ling
Ed Grey
Li Bo
Ozzie Yue ...
Fang Lee, 'The Barber'
Bruce Wang ...
Tang Zhili, 'The Bird'
Mr. Chang
Sai Lo
Dave Wong ...
Yin Quinshi
Wong Dai (as Chooi Kheng Beh)
Luo Yi
Maya Burns (as Kata Dobo)
Vincent Wong ...
Luo Dazhong
Ray Charleson ...
Harry 'Crash' Kupper


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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Out for revenge. Out for payback. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

19 August 2003 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


To this date, 2014, is the first of two collaborations between Steven Seagal and director Michael Oblowitz. The second collaboration is The Foreigner. See more »


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 »


Prof. Robert Burns: I have to go to the bathroom.
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Call me next time
8 January 2004 | by (Malmö, sweden) – See all my reviews

Hey steven, next time you make this kind of movie with 20M dollars, give me a call, I direct for you and edit it, I even show how to do the sound. These guys you are working with is really baaad. I dont understand why you keep making this kind of bad movies, there are so many talented people out there...

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