MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 26,106 this week

Black Dawn (2005)

Video  -  Action  -  27 December 2005 (USA)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 2,676 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 17 critic

Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 11 May 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 21 Oct 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Black Dawn (Video 2005)

Black Dawn (Video 2005) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Black Dawn.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Belly of the Beast (Video 2003)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An ex-CIA agent's quest to find his kidnapped daughter leads him on a trail of political intrigue, corruption, danger and betrayal; he will stop at nothing to save her.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Steven Seagal, Byron Mann, Monica Lo
Submerged (Video 2005)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Chris Kody, the world's best mercenary, is freed from prison -- but there's a catch. Kody must use his lethal weapons and fighting skills to stop a group of terrorists who have taken over a nuclear sub.

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Steven Seagal, Christine Adams, William Hope
Sniper 2 (Video 2002)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A former Marine sniper is lured back in on a top-secret mission to take out a Serbian general who is committing atrocities on the Muslim population. His partner in this mission is a ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Tom Berenger, Bokeem Woodbine, Erika Marozsán
Death Race 2 (Video 2010)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director: Roel Reiné
Stars: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean
Death Race: Inferno (Video 2012)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

Director: Roel Reiné
Stars: Luke Goss, Tanit Phoenix, Danny Trejo
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (Video 2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Expert S.W.A.T. leader Paul Cutler goes to Detroit on a special assignment to train and certify the city's S.W.A.T. team. After a hostage is killed during an assignment, the victim's ... See full summary »

Director: Benny Boom
Stars: Gabriel Macht, Robert Patrick, Carly Pope
Submarines (Video 2003)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Having seized a Soviet nuclear submarine, the terrorist group's general Sajid Khan sail to the coasts of California decided to raze Los Angeles with a rain of nuclear missiles. American ... See full summary »

Director: David Douglas
Stars: Stephen Ramsey, Robert Miano, Jim Davidson
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A man goes back to his hometown that is now overrun with crime and single-handedly takes justice into his own hands.

Director: Tripp Reed
Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Richard Dillard, Gail Cronauer
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former friend Nachi.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Aya Ueto, Yûma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his ... See full summary »

Director: Lauro Chartrand
Stars: Steven Seagal, Dan Badarau, Darren Shahlavi
12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (Video 2013)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

WWE Wrestler Randy Orton portrays Nick Malloy, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who finds himself caught in a deadly 12-round game of cat and mouse with a vigilante tied to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roel Reiné
Stars: Randy Orton, Tom Stevens, Brian Markinson
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Director: Simon West
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
James Donovan
...
Michael Donovan
Nicholas Davidoff ...
Nicholi
...
Fedor
...
Julia
...
Sergey
...
...
...
Greer
...
Julius Macabe
...
Brody
Matt Salinger ...
Myshkin (as Matthew Salinger)
...
Billy Raduziner
Edit

Storyline

Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's always darkest before dawn.

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Dawn  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is infamous for Steven Seagal not being involved in any of the fight scenes due to his leaving the film 18 days into a 30-day shoot. The director shot fights with stunt doubles and scenes that were to involve Seagal were replaced by his co-star in the film. See more »

Goofs

You can see that the rear-view mirror of the Ford Expedition has been removed. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Cold: You see, in this business... the keys to the kingdom is weapons-grade plutonium. If you ain't got that, you ain't got shit.
See more »

Connections

Edited from The Foreigner (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ugh!
8 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steven Seagal returns in Black Dawn.Cool title.I cannot say the same for the movie though.It ranks as the Worst Seagal movie yet.Yes.It is worse than Out for a Kill.Did we really need a sequel to the Forigner that bad?

Steven returns as Jonathon Cold.Assassin for hire.This time he is out to stop a group of Terrorists and prevent Nuclier Bomb from hitting Los Angelas with the help of CIA agent Tamara Davies.

This idea seems okay.The Jonathon Cold character once again gives the big guy a chance to tarnish his clean-cut cinematic Image.You get the feeling with a decent director and production team this movie could have went somewhere.If this cost 15 million I wanna know where it was spent?It was not spent on the movie?!!

The action scenes are not bad.The movie was obviously shot like a Doug Liman flick.Its just that most of the Time Seagal is doubled so much you cannot take the movie seriously whatsoever.The script seems...what script?!Logic is Black Dawned for a dozen low-budget action movies.

Seagal is not too bad here for a whole 15 minutes he is engaging then goes about the sleepwalking that he has done for his last 2 movies.Whoever is doing his fighting is doing a commendable job.

The light that shines through is Tamara Davies as Cold's sidekick.She has the chops,skills,looks and drive that give Black Dawn a little kick in the action department.How she got in this movie is a riddle.She should be a bigger star.Nicholas Davidoff and John Pyper Feruson are not believable bad guys.

Whose idea was it to make a sequel to a bad movie in the first place? It did not set the world on fire to my memory.I can only hope they inject the next Forigner sequel with some class,imagination,Less stunt doubles and a livelier Seagal.If not then leave Jonathon Cold on Ice.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who is doing his fighting??? psychomama
Boycott Steven Seagal. jccitizen001
love his movies irish_gal27
Black Dawn Plot Seagal_Fan_555
Hotel sex scene: Isn't that Nautica? Curtis G.
Just curious . . . tytianacs
Discuss Black Dawn (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?