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 »


Maxine Barnol: It's a dangerous game you're playing, John.
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8 April 2012 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Quite a sloppy and lethargic straight-to-DVD Steven Seagal action joint. I've been watching a few of these in recent times, hoping I might just come across a diamond in the rough, but it has mainly been depressing. However where else can you see Seagal being at the end of this line "Yeah, that's it for you poophole!". Yes I'm not kidding. That's what some macho said and Seagal made sure it wouldn't happen again. By taking out this guy, plus the bathroom it occurred in too. Surprisingly here Seagal looks like his doing most of his own stunts, but then again the martial art combat is lacking (plenty of slapping and people being thrown about) and more time is taken up with relentless gunfire and explosions. Like its jacked-up opening. While competent in execution, it remains a pedestrian display. The story follows that of a group of mercenaries being betrayed, and than going onto a mission to free an important figure from a highly protected South African prison. After the betrayal John Seeger is threatened into helping out in this new mission, when his late-friend's family is kidnapped and used to make him participate. The plot seems confounded with so many details, involving double crosses and political interest. Then throw in the usual words of wisdom from Seagal, which randomly come from nowhere and he slurps them out making the meaning of them just as hard to understand. Slapdash performances by the rest of the cast.

"The man's a f*cking ghost."

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