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Out for a Kill -- 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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19 August 2003 (USA) See more »
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Out for revenge. Out for payback. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Michelle Goh ... Tommie Ling

Steven Seagal ... Prof. Robert Burns

Corey Johnson ... Ed Grey

Tom Wu ... Li Bo
Ozzie Yue ... Fang Lee, 'The Barber'
Bruce Wang ... Tang Zhili, 'The Bird'

Chike Chan ... Mr. Chang

Hon Ping Tang ... Sai Lo
Dave Wong ... Yin Quinshi
Chooye Bay ... Wong Dai (as Chooi Kheng Beh)

Elaine Tan ... Luo Yi

Michael J. Reynolds ... Dean

Kata Dobó ... Maya Burns (as Kata Dobo)
Vincent Wong ... Luo Dazhong
Ray Charleson ... Harry 'Crash' Kupper
MC Harvey ... King (as Michael Junior Harvey)
Edward Cox ... D.E.A. Agent
Kim-Fai Che ... First Monk
Li Hou Kai ... Second Monk
Zhang Wei Guo ... Third Monk
Mashbat Uchroel ... Young Boy
Gyo Shao Heng ... Monkey Barber
Sang Lui ... Mahjong Parlor Thug #1
David Tan ... Mahjong Parlor Thug #2
Ganbator ... Mr. Tan
Giselle Tcherniak ... Tattoo Artist #1 (as Giselle Cherniak)
Eloise Anderson ... Tattoo Artist #2
Jia Ji Yu ... Tattoo Master

Raicho Vasilev ... Bulgarian Thug
Chris Pavlo ... Lt. Luc Breton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Chang ... Mr. Chang
Gizelle D'Cole ... Tatoo artist Dianna

DTeflon ... DEA Agent
Anelia Nikolova ... Woman in the Chinese Casino

Shero Rauf ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Oblowitz 
 
Writing credits
Danny Lerner (story)

Dennis Dimster (screenplay) (as Dennis Dimster-Denk)

Sam Hayes  uncredited

Produced by
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
George Furla .... producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... co-executive producer (as Phil Goldfine)
Yennie Hao .... associate producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Danny Lerner .... producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
John Thompson .... producer
David Varod .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Hay 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Vargo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert A. Ferretti 
 
Casting by
Jeremy Zimmermann 
 
Production Design by
Michael Seymour 
 
Art Direction by
Valentina Mladenova 
Carlos Silva Da Silva  (as Carlos Da Silva)
 
Set Decoration by
Bryony Foster 
Dimiter Petkov (key set decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Rosanna Norton 
 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... makeup artist: Steven Seagal
Sofi Hvarleva .... makeup artist
Ivon Ivanova .... makeup artist
Dimitrina Stoyanova .... hair stylist
Rositsa Tsanovska .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Todd Gilbert .... post-production supervisor
Bobby Ranghelov .... production manager
Iliya Sotirov .... production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vessela Bannzurkova .... additional second assistant director
Petya Evtimova .... second assistant director
Peter Mechkoff .... second second assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Petko Angelov .... set dresser
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Rumen Bojinov .... set dresser
Dirk Buchmann .... property master
Yasen Denev .... scenic artist
Nikolai Dikov .... set dresser
Ivan Dimitrov .... stand-by set dresser
Borislav Golev .... set dresser
Anna Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator
Gergana Hristova .... scenic artist
Petko Ivanov .... construction buyer
Alexander Kotsev .... set dresser buyer
Jasen Kovachev .... stand-by props
Buddy MacKett .... construction manager
Boriana Mintcheva .... assistant art director
Ivanka Nenova .... scenic artist
Irena Nikolich .... painter
Nikolai Nikolov .... graphic designer
Krassimir Pashkulev .... lead man
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Ivan Petrov .... props buyer
Vlado Popov .... scenic artist
Peter Rakovski .... stand-by props
Nina Ruseva .... assistant set decorator
Lyubo Samardjiev .... set designer
Bilyana Sapareva .... assistant props
Iva Sasheva .... storyboard artist
Sonya Savova .... draftsperson
Emil Shmidt .... scenic artist
Eleonora Slavkova .... painter
Kalin Stefanov .... set dresser
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser
Kristian Stoyanov .... set dresser
Bob Toms .... stand-by props
Todor Tunov .... set dresser
Keith Van Der Vent .... construction manager
Konstantin Vladimirov .... stand-by set dresser
Evgeni Yordanov .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... foley recordist
Denise Brady .... sound effects editor
Evan T. Chen .... sound editor
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
Jake Eberle .... sound effects editor
Russell Farmarco .... adr supervisor
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Jackson .... sound effects editor (as Robert C. Jackson)
Vladimir Kaloyanov .... sound recordist
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor
Susan Pusateri .... foley artist
Krasimir Shtabekov .... boom operator
Angie Stanghetti .... adr recordist
Steven Thompson .... foley artist
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Ward .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Lena Bogdanova .... special effects
Willie Botha .... special effects supervisor
Roald Bratkov .... special effects
Pavel Dimitrov .... special effects buyer
Kolio Guneshki .... special effects
Krasimir Ilievski .... special effects
Plamen Kirchev .... special effects
Peter Kolev .... special effects
Vasili Malev .... special effects
Manol Manolov .... special effects (as Emanuil Manolov)
Simeon Nikolov .... special effects
Atanas Peikov .... special effects
Nikolai Rafailov .... special effects assistant
Marten Ruskov .... special effects crew
Kamen Sabev .... special effects
Nikola Simeonov .... special effects
Veronika Sitih .... special effects
Tzvetan Vasilev .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Adkisson .... visual effects supervisor (as Mike 'Mookie' Adkisson)
Brian Allan .... optical compositor
Anton Andreev .... visual effects compositor
Simeon Asenov .... digital artist
Martin Avitia .... optical lineup
Andrej Certov .... visual effects camera operator (as Andre Chertov)
Scott Coulter .... visual effects producer
Tinko Dimov .... visual effects compositor
Anton Donchev .... visual effects compositor
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (as Christopher Dusendschön)
Elton Garcia .... lead composite artist
Veselina Georgieva .... visual effects compositor (as Veselina Haralanova)
Ludmilla Gospodinova .... visual effects compositor
Danail Hadzhiyski .... visual effects animator
David Hayes .... optical lineup (as Dave Hayes)
Milosav Hugasian .... visual effects coordinator
Jivko Ivanov .... digital artist
Jivko Ivanov .... visual effects animator
Velichko Ivanov .... visual effects
Milen Jiliazkov .... visual effects compositor
Georgi Karantilski .... visual effects colorist
Ekaterina 'Kuki' Korabelnikova .... visual effects compositor
Alex Kravets .... optical lineup
Julie Landholt .... title graphics (as J. Kathryn Landholt)
Ajoy Mani .... visual effects
Ivailo Marinov .... digital artist
Ivalio Marinov .... visual effects compositor
Jordan Markov .... visual effects editor
David Fred Masselink .... I/O coordinator (as Fred Masselink)
Maria Mavrova .... visual effects animator
Kevin McVey .... I/O manager
Andrew Midgley .... visual effects producer
Gary Miller .... animation camera operator
Peter Nikolov .... visual effects support staff
Michael Oblowitz .... visual designer
Vladimir P. Petrov .... visual effects coordinator
Dave Piedra .... digital artist
Iasen Pisarov .... visual effects animator
Brian Portenberry .... optical lineup
Dragomir Sarachev .... visual effects compositor
Ivan Sarov .... visual effects animator
Evgeni Shoh .... visual effects compositor
Iliya Sotirov .... visual effects line producer
Adam Stern .... digital artist
Stefan Tchakarov .... visual effects supervisor
Arto Tchividjian .... digital effects artist
Arto Thividjian .... visual effects animator
Ralica Todorova .... visual effects compositor
Peter Tomov .... visual effects animator
Aleksander Valev .... visual effects compositor
Alexander Valev .... digital compositor
Tania Vasileva .... digital compositor
Valia Zaharinova .... visual effects compositor
Milen Zhelyazkov .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Asen Asenov .... stunts
Sonya Atanasova .... stunt performer
Ted Barba .... stunt driver (as Theodore Barba)
Dimiter Doichinov .... stunts (as Dimitar Doichinov)
Steve Hart .... utility stunts
Dian Hristov .... stunt double: lead
Borislav Iliev .... stunts
George Karlukovski .... stunt double (as Georgi Karlukovski)
Ivo Kehayov .... stunts (as Ivo Kehajov)
Todor Lazarov .... stunts
Krassimir Manov .... stunts (as Krasimir Pashov)
Stilyan Mavrov .... stunts
David Ott .... utility stunts
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunts
Velizar Peev .... stunts
Rumen Petrov .... stunts (as Roumen Petrov)
Elitsa Razheva .... stunts
Krasimir Simeonov .... stunts
Svilen Skerlev .... stunts
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunts
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunts
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunts
Arto Thividjian .... stunts
Teodor Tsolov .... stunts
Raicho Vasilev .... stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator: Bulgaria
Yordan Zahariev .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hristo Aleksandrov .... focus puller: second unit
Mihail Apostolov .... grip
Dimiter Asenov .... grip
Mitko Bonev .... focus puller: second camera
Miroslav Borisov .... grip
Andrej Certov .... camera operator: second unit (as Andrei Chertov)
Ross W. Clarkson .... cinematographer: second unit
Spiro Dichev .... grip
Lyubomir Dimitrov .... video assistant
Stoyan Georgiev .... grip
Lyubomir Hristoskov .... grip
Rumen Idakiev .... electrician
Toshko Kamenov .... camera loader: second unit
Nikolai Kerezov .... assistant camera: second unit
Ivailo Kostov .... electrician
Nikolai Kostov .... best boy grip
Mihail Kotev .... assistant focus puller
Borislav Krastanov .... electrician
Lazar Lazarov .... focus puller: second unit
Lazar Lazarov .... focus puller: third camera
Manol Manolov .... grip
Joro Mihailov .... chief lighting technician
Neven Mihailova .... assistant camera
Stoyan Milanov .... assistant camera: second unit
Boryana Papazova .... camera assistant: second camera
Philip Philipov .... grip
Shimon Sabach .... key grip (as Shimon Sabbah)
Plamen Soklev .... electrician
Lyubomir Somov .... video assist operator
Plamen Somov .... camera operator: third camera
Georgi Stanishev .... grip
Venelin Stepanov .... grip
Yuda Tatarko .... gaffer
Emil Topuzov .... camera operator: second camera
Dimiter Tsvetkov .... electrician
Fyodor Tzanovski .... electrician (as Fyodor Tsanovski)
Mark Vargo .... camera operator
Iliya Yonev .... grip
Teodor Yordanov .... electrician
Borislav Zlatinov .... camera loader
 
Casting Department
Lora Danova .... casting assistant: Bulgaria
Angelina Marinova .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Atanas Ivanov .... wardrobe assistant
Katya Ivanova .... wardrobe supervisor
Vladimir Kovachev .... wardrobe assistant
Tsvetana Pekanova .... wardrobe assistant
Atanas Stoichkov .... wardrobe assistant
Jasmina Vasileva .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Marie Hélène Desbiens .... negative cutter (as Marie Helene Desbiens)
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Harvey Greenberg .... executive in charge of post-production
Brian Kibbie .... negative cutter
George Koran .... colorist
Vicki McIsaac .... post-production coordinator
Yoon Sin Park .... negative cutter
Philip Steinman .... additional editor
Charlie Variyski .... assistant editor
Todor G. Todorov .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Shawn Pierce .... music editor
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
 
Transportation Department
Veselin Karadjov .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Tsila Adler .... post-production accountant
Amy Agzarian .... accountant supervisor
Vessela Bannzurkova .... production assistant
Marcin Borkowski .... executive assistant: Steven Seagal
Maya Brankova .... assistant: Michael Oblowitz
Donald Bruce .... production controller
Karen M. Cockrell .... post-production accounting manager (as Karen Cockrell)
Hristina Dotova .... production assistant
Asya Ivanova .... production accountant
Veselin Karadjov .... location manager
Kalina Kokanova .... production assistant
Ralitsa Koprinska .... production assistant
Chi-Ho Lau .... fight choreographer
Jonathan Messias .... production assistant
Kristina Mileva .... production accountant
Mira Mileva .... production accountant
Bogomil Petrov .... location manager
Stasi Petrova .... production coordinator
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Kim Robinson .... script supervisor
Veselin Stankov .... production accountant
Maggie Stoyanova .... assistant production coordinator
Shelly Stoyanova .... script supervisor: second unit
Perry Suppa .... film scheduler
Valentin Valkov .... location manager
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno .... production financing
M. Dal Walton III .... production executive: Emmett Furla Films
 

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Rated R for violence, language, nudity and some drug content
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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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Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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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62 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
Mother Theresa in a gangbang! What is this???, 21 May 2005
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

Either Steven Seagal has absolutely NO self-respect or the Mob were just too damn scary for him when it came to signing the contract for this total pile of crap.

They couldn't even be bothered to come up with an good title. Instead the took Hard to Kill and Out for Justice and combined them (Hard to Justice?). But don't even think for one minute that this film is up to the standards of Seagal's golden years. You'll NEVER see anything worse than this. Well, Son of the Mask maybe.

Seagal plays an archaeologist (well, it's a change from Cop or ex-CIA) who's precious Chinese artifacts and pots are seized by the Tong (the non-threatening Chinese Syndicate baddies) and stuffed with brown sugar (or cocaine, I don't know). Big Steve stumbles upon this dastardly deed and takes off for the Uzbekistan border. A hundred baddies come out of nowhere and start firing at him.

Big Steve is promptly framed and sent to jail, where he meets a character introduced as his new sidekick but is quickly forgotten about and never seen or heard from again. What the hell was the point in this? It turns out that Steve used to be in the CIA (oh for the love of crumb cake) and was their best ghost thief (huh?) and the DEA release him for some reason and he goes home to his quiet American suburb, where the Tong blow up his wife and house.

Steve goes on a killing spree. But what helps is that every Chinaman who's neck he breaks has a one-word tattoo on his arm that when added up makes an ancient Chinese proverb that provides the right order of tiles to push in case of fire in the Tong bosses office. What? Don't look at me! I didn't write this! The bad guys don't do anything apart from sit at a long table in a poorly-lit and cold-looking room and smoke cigars while looking evil. The boss isn't even Chinese but an Ian Hislop-lookalike with bushy eyebrows. Every 10 minutes the film will jump to them (subtitles list their hobbies and interests for some strange reason!) and the boss goes 'We have to stop him, he knows too much'.

The fight scenes are horrible. What is the deal with the kung-fu monkey barber? Seriously! What is the deal with that? The computer-generated effects are the worst ever (second to Son of the Mask, nothing will beat that in terms of terribleness). I've seen more convincing stuff on a ZX Spectrum.

Seagal puts NO effort into this film. He looks incredibly bored through-out and looks like he'd rather be praying to Budda. However, you can almost see Frankie Fingers from The Mob loitering off-camera, pointing a gun at his head. I know I wouldn't show enthusiasm if that were the case.

Out for a Kill is directed by Mike Oblonglowiscz, the same amateur responsible for the equally as horrible The Foreigner. The man has NO idea how to make films and should never be allowed near a camera again. He desperately tries to mime Michael Bay (a dubious choice of inspiration) with his pointless stutter-cuts and incoherent editing which only makes the film look worse, turning it into an avalanche on top of another avalanche. It's quite possibly one of the ugliest-looking film you'll ever see. Considering some of the high-profile and veteran production members it's phenomenal they made a film so indescribably bad.

Eternal, everlasting shame on all those involved with making this trash. Utter crap of the lowest order.

The DVD is in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, showing off the ugly photography and poorly planned camera angles in all their rubbishy glory. The Dolby 5.1 soundtrack also turns the films unbelievably bad sound design into pure torture for the ears. The cover also features 2 exploding helicopters. There are no helicopters in the entire film, never mind exploding ones.

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