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Out for a Kill (2003)

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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Tommie Ling
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Ed Grey
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Li Bo
Ozzie Yue ...
Fang Lee, 'The Barber'
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Tang Zhili, 'The Bird'
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Mr. Chang
Hon Ping Tang ...
Sai Lo
Dave Wong ...
Yin Quinshi
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Wong Dai (as Chooi Kheng Beh)
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Luo Yi
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Dean
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Maya Burns (as Kata Dobo)
Vincent Wong ...
Luo Dazhong
Ray Charleson ...
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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Out for revenge. Out for payback. See more »

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

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19 August 2003 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Prof. Robert Burns: Do you think I'm crazy?
Harry 'Crash' Kupper: No, absolutely not!
Prof. Robert Burns: Wrong answer! I *am* crazy!
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Seagal went out and killed his career
1 June 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Can he sink any lower? Probably yes, because at the rate he is going turning back is going to be very hard. It was after Exit Wounds that Seagal started his nose dive which has yet to end. Half Past Dead was a good step up from Ticker, but it still was only OK. Now we arrive at... ...this horrible film. It contains a bland to the max story of vengeance on the people who killed Seagal's wife. Some of the scenes are also so overly and ridiculously dramatic that you'll cringe. And Seagal, in this film, plays Seagal. That's right, he plays himself. He just shows up on screen pretending to be a professor and the audience expects him to start fighting with people soon and that's what happens.

No character development to speak of just mundane fights one after another. The bad guys are really stupid and just sit around a table somewhere. One by one they disappear and we are led to believe that they among the films body count. Does that sound dumb and confusing? Well that's because it is. 2/10

Rated R: violence and profanity


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