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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 ...
Elder Butler (as Fahruq Valley-Omar)
Tumi Mogoje ...
Eddie Jones
Shondra Jones
Zaa Nkweta ...
Radio Jones (as Zaa Nikweta)


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It's time to fight again. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

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


They're in South Africa where traffic drives on the left side of the road. Yet Maxine is standing on right side of the street while waiting to be picked up for dinner, and while Bulldog is driving John and Maxine to the restaurant it's clear they're driving on a street with two-way traffic using the right side of the road. See more »


John Seeger: You know, Bulldog, you never did say where you're from. But let me guess, don't tell me. Detroit.
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Oh my God! Its Robert Loggia! Or not...
24 February 2008 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

I will have to view this film again to see how the story really comes across. Because it sure was a mess to follow throughout the entire movie. However its Seagal, and Seagal films are never much for great stories. Some of them have been OK, but not great.

Seagal, the action star that would be mistaken for a less fat John Goodman, is hired by a billionaire to kidnap a French embassy official. Then he get betrayed by somebody in the CIA, co-operating with arms dealers. His friend is killed and the widow is kidnapped to force Seagal's hand. So chubby Seagal gets off his butt and fights.

The story is convoluted and mixed up. Sometimes Segal comes across with a good voice, then he reverts to his 'whisper speak' and you have to turn up the volume to hear him. (That was a huge problem if you have ever watched "Flight of Fury (2007)").

Overall, the acting is decent, the story almost un-followable, and the action is good. Seagal gets to go his 'karate chop' and break urinals. So it was entertaining. Worth a look. "B-"

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