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Direct Action (2004)

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Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

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Sgt. Frank Gannon
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Bryant
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Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

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Can One Man Make A Difference?

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Dolph Lundgren almost co-directed the film and supervised the post-production. See more »

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Throughout the movie, cars and other vehicles are shot multiple times with pistols, shotguns, and submachine guns, but display almost no bullet holes. See more »

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Get u Awn
Written and Performed by CHORDS / MASTA ACE & PUNCHLINE
Produced by Breakmechanix
Published by Juju Publishing / Warner Chapelle Music Scandinavia Copyright Control / Damasta Music (ASCAP) / Fruit Punch Publishing (BMI)
MASTA ACE appears courtesy of Yosumi Records
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Bad from beginning to the end
18 October 2013 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

This movie was inspired by the Rampart scandal, which refers to widespread corruption in the CRASH (or Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) anti-gang unit of the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) Rampart Division in the late 1990s. It doesn't change the fact that this is another brainless action movie about corruption in police. The plot has been done countless times before with better results. The script is full of clichés and twists that you can see coming a mile away.

"Direct action" looks extremely cheap. There's no interesting locations. All you'll get is residential areas and some abandoned factories. Funny thing - The opening credits feature all the fight sequences and action stunts that you will later see again in the movie. Also at the beginning of the movie, a thug that Lundgren beats up can be seen wearing a Punisher t-shirt emblazoned with the famous skull design. Dolph Lundgren played the title role in "The Punisher".

All in all it's a typical cheap direct-to-video-action movie. Better watch paint dry. I give it 1/10.


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