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Out for a Kill (2003)

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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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
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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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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 »

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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: I have to go to the bathroom.
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Edited into Direct Contact (2009) See more »

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4 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Great acting, brilliant plot, memorable dialogue, unforgettable music, inspirational directing - Out for a Kill is unquestionably none of these.

At least you've got to hand it to Steven Seagal who effortlessly maintains his unassailable position at the absolute pinnacle of the "films guaranteed to bomb" list with this non-performance in this non-film. (I was tempted to use the word wooden but trees show more expression that Seagal).

I swear, throughout this film Seagal's expression never changes.He adopts the same tight lipped expressionless face when his colleague gets shot, his wife gets blown up, he has to fight a man monkey (what the hell was that scene all about), he has to fight the obligatory several dozen Chinese Martial Arts experts armed with swords and guns who are inevitably no match for Steve who can't even be bothered to get up off his arse to fight in one scene and remains seated whilst he counters every punch and blow thrown with his greased lightening hands.

I think what happened with this film was, when they swept the cutting room floor up they mistakenly canned and released the rubbish on the floor and threw the film away. Its the only explanation as to how this 90 odd minutes of utter nonsense could have been put on general release.

Don't say you haven't been warned.


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