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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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$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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During the fight scene with Seagal and Greer, you can clearly see it's not Seagal but a stunt double. His jacket even changes between black and grey. 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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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: On Deadly Ground (2009) See more »

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Who the Hell are you? I'm Steven Seagal
15 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Who the Hell are you? I'm Steven Seagal playing Jonathan Cold, hired assassin, out to stop a group of terrorists from destroying Los Angeles with a compact nuclear device.

We get the usual mumbled laboured dialogue from Seagal, the slow motion movement. A stunt double was used for many scenes and the usual rule is, if it moves, it's the double.

I didn't find the supporting cast as irritating compared to other Seagal flicks. John Pyper Ferguson and Julian Stone make reasonable bad guys while Tamara Davies is easy on the eye and puts in a competent performance as Seagal's sidekick.

The filming is good, the plot is sensible, well sort of, and there is lots of shooting if you like that sort of thing.

Overall this isn't the worst Seagal film. The first and last 20 minutes are pretty good even though the middle section drags quite a bit.


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