Mercenary for Justice (2006)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  25 April 2006 (USA)
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A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxine Barnol
Anthony Chapel
John Dresham
Samuel Kay
Kruger (as Langley Jack Kirkwood)
Vivian Bieldt ...
Verity Price ...
Female Assistant
Bruce Young ...
Chief of Police Malik
Peter Butler ...
Ahmet Dasan
Farouk Valley-Omar ...
Elder Butler (as Fahruq Valley-Omar)
Tumi Mogoje ...
Eddie Jones
Shondra Jones
Zaa Nkweta ...
Radio Jones (as Zaa Nikweta)


Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew are battling some French soldiers on the French-controlled Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. John gets angry when some of his soldiers unload their machine guns into the Ambassador and his family, blowing the mission and getting his best friend Radio Jones killed. John goes back to the U.S.A. and goes to the home of Radio's wife Shondra, tells her the news, and then promises her that he'll take care of her and her son Eddie. But shortly after he makes that vow, Shondra and Eddie get kidnapped. They were kidnapped by a CIA faction led by CIA dirty deeds man John Dresham and his boss, CIA Black Ops producer Anthony Chapel, who want to force John into doing a mission for them. Kamal Dasan, the son of prominent gun runner Ahmet Dasan, has been arrested and thrown into the Randveld Prison outside of Cape Town, South Africa, and Chapel ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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Principal photography was on location in Cape Town, South Africa. See more »


Chapel's title card as a "Black Opps Producer" is misspelled. It should be "Ops". See more »


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Confused and careless
31 December 2007 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Mercenary For Justice": a confused mixture of a bit of warfare in the "Black Hawk Down" vein, a bank robbery, a prison break and a mission to save an abducted mother and her little son. In between all the bullets flying around, you hardly get to know the characters, and thus you don't really care about any of them. I liked most of Seagal's recent movies such as "The Foreigner" or "Out For A Kill" (and many who watched those don't agree with me). However, "Mercenary of Justice" was the weakest among those I've watched. Seagal defeats bad guys without wasting any blood, sweat or tears. It's all coming too easy to be exciting. The two only good points were some camera work (many shots were hand-held, looks more realistic than nice crane moves) and beautiful Jacqueline Lord who bears a strong resemblance with Catherine Zeta-Jones and plays her role convincingly no matter if she is at a dinner party or a battle.

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