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Mercenary for Justice (2006)

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 ...
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Eddie Jones
Shondra Jones
Zaa Nkweta ...
Radio Jones (as Zaa Nikweta)


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One man. One war. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mercenary  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Principal photography was on location in Cape Town, South Africa. See more »


In the fancy restaurant, the cellist's bow is clearly not touching the strings of her cello when she is 'playing' it. See more »


Jack Dresham: [over a cellphone] Tell me you've got him.
[about Seeger]
John Seeger: Unfortunately I'm alive, and they're dead.
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Angry Mob
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Seagal fans rejoice? Ahhh, not quite, but a step in the right direction…
19 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've kept up with Seagal's direct-to-video career (as I diligently have) "Mercenary for Justice" is certainly a step in the right direction. No, it's not great movie, but it's a whole lot better than most of his previous direct-to-video efforts. First and foremost the cinematography is really well done. This movie looks great and feels "bigger" than most of Seagal's previous direct to video movies. Second, although there's more gun-play than Aikido, Seagal performs in all his own action sequences (no stunt/body doubles) and the fight choreography is relatively classic Seagal (arm and wrist twisting / body tossing). Third, Seagal's voice doesn't appear to be dubbed at any point during the movie (as it's been in several of his other releases). What's bad is the usual: muddled story, poor supporting cast, some of the dialogue. The first 20 minutes of the movie lack a real cohesive setup / story (in fact, beside a brief freeze frame / still, Seagal doesn't appear for the first 11 minutes or so). The opening also suffers from the classic low budget, "shooting a stunt from multiple angles – then intermittently cutting those different shots of the same stunt into the movie trying to sell it as a new event each time" trick. Oh well. Bottom line: If you've kept up with Seagal this far in his career you won't be disappointed with "Mercenary for Justice." Favorite Seagal theatrical release: Out For Justice / Favorite Seagal direct-to-video release (as of 04/19/06): Belly of the Beast

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