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Black Dawn (2005)

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

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

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It's always darkest before dawn.

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

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27 December 2005 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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This film is the directorial debut of cinematographer Alexander Gruszynski. See more »

Goofs

From the time the terrorist activates the bomb and starts the countdown from 05:00 to the time we see the bomb in the back of the helicopter 1:20 of screenplay has been shown but the counter has only counted down to 3:58. See more »

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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.
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Follows The Foreigner (2003) See more »

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Atrocious garbage
7 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't waste your time. This is simple-minded hackwork not worth noticing, unless you're a fan of necrophilia and thus enjoy the sight of Seagal, the walking corpse. He IS a sad spectacle, so there may be some twisted entertainment in watching his bloated, tired carcass wander through another cheapjack thriller that he's paid to plug himself into for what's left of his foreign market film sales value. Strange to see a former aikido master become such a lethargic hulk, so physically immobile from personal dissipation that he can't (or won't) engage in even the slightest fight scene on camera.

Otherwise, the film is just the usual Eastern European terrorist nuke stuff with lots of slimy operators playing each other off and brandishing an endless supply of guns for fire fights that somehow never involve Seagal even being grazed. His slow-moving Zeppelin-like bulk is somehow coated in God'sOwnMiracle Armor that wards off all contact with lead, knives or fists.... or acting ability.


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