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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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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 »

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When paying for the physical nuclear device with diamonds, the European-terrorists say that they will give the American thugs a key to a safe deposit box with the rest of the diamonds after they get the plutonium. More than just a key is needed to get into a safe deposit box, you have to show ID and your signature must match the Signature Card for the box. The only other way is with a court order to open the box. 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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Interesting, very interesting. I checked out most of the IMDb comments on the film before buying. Many comments took the view, "I'm a die-hard Seagal fan but this is not very good." But I don't agree. ( Comic Strip reference. ) Recently I've been getting familiar with the 21st century conspiracy material and re-acquainting myself with the heroic deeds of the CIA since the War. I'm an admirer of the two Jason Bourne films, Enemy of the State. I re-watched Spy Game the other night and enjoyed it more for its depiction of the CIA as computer analysts, people no longer capable of acting in the field.

I think Black Dawn fits right on in there. It's competent and there is plenty going on, in the style of the Byzantine Empire.

Seagal is overweight? When we was he slender? I don't think his weight is relevant to his film persona. I don't associate Steven Seagal with martial arts fireworks. His approach to combat is the realistic one, "Get it over fast." As far as I'm concerned he's always just slapped people's faces and twisted their wrists. He's not like his perceived cohorts who're always trying to top their previous stunts. If you want to see a Westerner 'go for it' then you might follow Jason Statham. I think Steven Seagal's approach is more akin to Sonny Chiba's in the Streetfighter films.

Anyway Seagal's are not just about Steven Seagal, although they have a personal moral dimension.

This is a competent B movie that is not trying to be an under-funded action blockbuster.


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