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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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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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One man. One war. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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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 »

Goofs

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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Maxine Barnol: It's a dangerous game you're playing, John.
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Contractor (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Under License from Chacra Music Ltd.
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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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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