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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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Maxine Barnol
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John Dresham
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Samuel Kay
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Ahmet Dasan
Farouk Valley-Omar ...
Elder Butler (as Fahruq Valley-Omar)
Tumi Mogoje ...
Eddie Jones
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Zaa Nkweta ...
Radio Jones (as Zaa Nikweta)
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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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At 42:42, after Dresham and Maxine meet Chief of Police Malik at the Credit Natal Bank in Cape Town, Dresham hands Malik a CIA/State Department memo. In the ATT: field, the country is listed as "South African" not "South Africa". In the body of the memo, the word "States" is omitted ("United Central Intelligence Agency"), "request" should be "requests", and the word "there" is incorrectly used for "their" ("our agents in THERE investigations"). See more »

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John Seeger: Three people died today. I was kind of wondering why.
Chapel: Either for nothing or for something.
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More Shooting Than Martial Arts
13 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

I liked Seagal.... In his prime. A long time ago, (Okay, 1989) Steven Seagal was the master of the martial arts, A man who speaks little, but makes up for it in kicking ass... and he was lean and mean. Nowadays, he's fat, he can barely talk above a whisper, and he just doesn't care. But he keeps churnin' out the junk.

And I keep falling victim to it. For Seagal DTV standards, (does that even make sense?) it isn't as bad as "Submerged" , but it's not as good as "Belly Of The Beast".

The plot: John Seeger (you know who...) is an ex-mercenary, CIA, FBI dude, who has to break into a prison, while orchestrating a bank robbery. Then Seeger shoots lots of people. That's about it.

What's with the three word titles? Enough already. I guess people don't think it's a Seagal flick without a three word title. The title doesn't even make sense. A mercenary works for money and he has no soul, he doesn't do it for justice.

The only actors good in this is Roger Guenveur Smith as the villain Mr. Chapel and Luke Goss as Dresham. But even they were coasting.

If you want a good Seagal flick, go with "Out For Justice" instead.

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