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Urban Justice (2007)

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Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.

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Armand Tucker
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Alice Park
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Max Ballister
Liezl Carstens ...
Linda
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Det. Frank Shaw
Mary Evans ...
Irene
Al Staggs ...
Priest
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Gary Morrison
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Rasheed
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Benny (as Brian Lucero)
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El Chivo
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Winston (as Diego Lopez)
Grady McCardell ...
Dwight Morris
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Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.

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When revenge is personal, justice can be brutal.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in the Hood  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Screen Gems was considering this film for a theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

Seagal's Chrysler 300C in the movie has three sets of wheels. All of them appear to be OEM Chrysler, but are obviously three different sets. The first set have a chrome machined face and seven spokes. The second set have a cast appearance with six spokes. The third set are of a monobloc design, and in fact may actually be hubcaps. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Linda: Can't you call in sick or say you have doctor's appointment?
Max Ballister: No.
Linda: [lays on top of Max in bed, moaning and kissing him] You know I can make it worth while.
Max Ballister: [scene skips ahead to Max walking outside with Linda riding piggy-back] You're Gonna make me late.
[puts her down]
Linda: I don't want you to leave!
Max Ballister: Got to.
Linda: No.
Max Ballister: Got to.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written and Performed by Billy Cook
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The return to form we've been waiting for
22 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't usually post reviews but for this film i felt I had to, for all the Seagal fans that have suffered through his lazily shot dtv movies which have ranged from boring, downright awful to almost unwatchable-Urban Justice comes as more than just a breath of fresh air. This film is a throwback to the days when a Seagal film would spit out wanton violence for the pure sake of it; needless blood and gore simply because it could and Seagal beating people up with no mercy at all. Yes this is the film every Seagal has been waiting for, if you disliked the relatively toned down theatrics of Exit Wounds and Half past Dead and were disappointed by the glimpses of past glory in Into the Sun and Belly of the beast, then Urban justice is that remedy.

Not only do you get numerous brutal martial arts set pieces, broken bones,snapped necks and blood spraying around everywhere like a Takeshi Miike picture, but Seagal takes pi**ed off stoic 'im going to kill everyone' attitude to a new level, in this movie he is a one man army mowing down anyone who is going to mess with him. He makes his characters in Marked for Death and Out for Justice seem like choir boys.

Don Fauntleroy has done an amazing job of resurrecting a Seagal who seemed himself not to care where his career was going and after the shambolic last few movies he has come out with, Seagal has finally upped his game hundredfold. I would say its apparent from the titles sequence the dramatic jump in quality this movie has compared to his recent snooze fests. Sit back and enjoy, Steven Seagal is back!


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