Out of Reach (2004)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  5 November 2004 (Romania)
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Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Irena Morawska
Kasia Lato
Krzysztof Pieczynski ...
Lewis Morton
Murat Yilmaz ...
Mister Elgin
Jan Plazalski ...
Agent Shepherd
Hanna Dunowska ...
Frank Hildebrandt ...
Postmaster (as Frank Hildebrand)
Klaudia Jakacka ...
Jan Janga-Tomaszewski ...
Uncle Pawel
Maria Maj ...
Mrs. Donata


Vietnam veteran Billy Ray Lancing, a former CSA agent who now works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irina Morawska, a 13-year-old orphaned girl in Poland that he's helping out financially. When the letters suddenly stop coming, Billy heads to Poland to figure out why -- only to discover that the orphanage that Irena was staying in, which is financed by honest -- and unsuspecting -- good-intentioned Samaritans, is a cover for a human trafficking network. Run by a man named Faisal, the operation is worth billions -- girls are sold and traded to the highest bidders from all over the world. Through Billy's letters to Irina, Billy has taught Irina how to use secret codes, which she uses to keep Billy updated on where Faisal is taking her to. That's how Billy stays on Faisal's trail as Billy teams up with local cop Kasia Lato to rescue Irina and the other girls, and bring down Faisal's human trafficking network. Written by Todd Baldridge

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It's a split second between hit or miss.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 November 2004 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

The Rescue  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During pre-production, this film was originally known as "The Rescue" and "The Package". See more »


Just immediately after William step out of Kasia's car (after the evening in bar, he offered her to drive car for her), he walks on the right side and Morawska on the left. But if it would be in Poland, he should drive the car on the left position, so after he parked the car, he would step off on the left side. See more »


William Lancing: ...And this is a secret passageway.
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not up to its potential
21 October 2006 | by (Santa Barbara, California) – See all my reviews

Steven Seagal picks good topics and he takes good positions on them, but this film is like most of his others in failing on the level of craft. I don't know why this keeps happening to someone whose martial arts experience obviously taught him about the importance of precise execution and continuous refinement, but in any case this film is sloppy. Sometimes it's as simple as parallel action whose locations aren't clear, or too-familiar action scenes, or very slow staging of the obvious, like the initial seizure of the children. More importantly, it's careless or shallow thinking about the characters and their relationship to each other: the villains are pure psychopaths, the kids are pure innocence, the trafficking is simple kidnapping from a crooked orphanage - nothing beyond the matinée B-movie level of white/black hats is made concrete. There's something stubborn and unnecessary about Seagal staying on this mediocre level.

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