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Urban Justice -- When a good cop gets blown away in a drive-by shooting, the police department writes it off as a random act of violence. Big mistake. That young cop has a father who happens to be a special forces-trained, street-fighting, nerves-of-steel avenger bent on one thing: justice. To find his son's killer, Simon Ballister (Steven Seagal) moves into the worst part of town where his welcome wagon turns ..
Urban Justice -- 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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  (in credits order)

Steven Seagal ... Simon Ballister

Eddie Griffin ... Armand Tucker

Carmen Serano ... Alice Park

Cory Hart ... Max Ballister
Liezl Carstens ... Linda

Kirk B.R. Woller ... Det. Frank Shaw
Mary Evans ... Irene
Al Staggs ... Priest

Jade Yorker ... Gary Morrison

Jermaine Washington ... Rasheed

Brian Neal Lucero ... Benny (as Brian Lucero)

Danny Trejo ... El Chivo

Diego Joaquin Lopez ... Winston (as Diego Lopez)
Grady McCardell ... Dwight Morris

Brett Brock ... Watch Sergeant
Mike Seal ... Jack

Trantario Jones ... Isaiah Morrison (as Trantario 'TJ' Jones)
Suzanne Michaels ... News Person

John P. Gulino ... Police Chief (as John Gulino)

Josh Berry ... Detective Brown

Mikki Padilla ... Chivo's Girlfriend
Sam Pleasant ... Reggie B (as Samson Pleasant)

Janet Cho ... Chivo's Girlfriend #1
David F. Hughes ... J.D.

Jesus Jr. ... Jesus (as Jesus Payan)
Norm Compton ... Guero (as Norman Compton)

Thomas Wilson Brown ... Marcos

Binh Dang ... Delivery Man
Mark Garcia ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Reigle ... Junkie

Evan Adrian ... Basketball player (uncredited)

Dave Colon ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Diego Deane ... LAPD Officer (uncredited)

Chaz Grundy ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
Ronald Robert Hamilton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Cynthia Marie Hruschka ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Kirby Kleeberg ... DEA Agent (uncredited)

Daniel Knight ... Detective (uncredited)
Paul Daniel McGowen ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Daniel Thomas Murphy ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Cherlyn Schaefer ... Reporter (uncredited)

Larnell Stovall ... Gang Member #1 (uncredited)
Kim Thrasher ... Reporter (uncredited)

Barry Tolli ... Detective Van Pelt (uncredited)

Directed by
Don E. FauntLeRoy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gilmar Fortis II  written by

Produced by
Binh Dang .... co-producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... executive producer
Joe Halpin .... co-producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
Tracee Stanley .... executive producer (as Tracee Stanley-Newell)
William B. Steakley .... line producer
Original Music by
Peter Meisner 
Cinematography by
Don E. FauntLeRoy 
Film Editing by
Scott Conrad 
Casting by
Toni Cobb Brock 
Shari Rhodes 
Production Design by
Carmi Gallo 
Art Direction by
Peter Lane 
Set Decoration by
Amy Marsh 
Costume Design by
Lahly Poore  (as Priscilla Poore)
Makeup Department
Gretchen Bright .... makeup department head
Julie Delaney .... hair department head
Sheila Trujillo-Gomez .... key assistant makeup artist (as Sheila Trujillo)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dickey Beer .... second unit director
Tim Brown .... first assistant director
James Currier .... second assistant director
Bill Delaney .... first assistant director: second unit
Amy Giedraitis .... second second assistant director: second unit
Ben Lowney .... insert unit director
Carlos A. Montoya .... second second assistant director
Marcus Taylor .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Mark Bankins .... property master: second unit
Steve Brown .... prop builder
Ryan Cowles .... art department
Michael Flowers .... on-set dresser
Joel Goodell .... set dresser
Ben Lowney .... property master
Steven Maes .... graphic designer
Orlando R. Montoya .... crane operator
Jodi Nichols .... art department production assistant
Juan Souter .... set dresser
Rachel Srigley .... set dresser
Asa-Luke Twocrow .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Darryl L. Frank .... production sound mixer
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley mixer
Chris Julian .... post-production sound
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... additional adr mixer
Tara A. Paul .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tara Paul)
Edwardo Santiago .... boom operator
Harry E. Snodgrass .... supervising sound editor
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Scott Hastings .... special effects technician
Dick Hogle .... special effects technician
Daniel Holt .... special effects foreman
Margaret Johnson .... special effects coordinator
Randy E. Moore .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
Bennique Blasini .... visual effects supervisor
Steven M. Blasini .... visual effects supervisor
Jean-Paul DeMars .... colorist
Jean-Paul DeMars .... online editor
Robert Alonzo .... stunt performer
Clayton J. Barber .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator
Erik Betts .... stunt double
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunt performer (as Ben Bray)
Stacey Carino .... stunt double
Norm Compton .... stunt performer
Lateef Crowder .... stunts
Dino Dos Santos .... stunt performer
Edward A. Duran .... stunt performer
Tom Harper .... stunt performer
Tom Harper .... technical advisor: stunts
Daniel Hernandez .... stunt performer
Hollis Hill .... stunts
David Hugghins .... stunt performer
Collin Hymes .... stunt driver
Gary Hymes .... stunt driver
Dennis Keiffer .... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunt performer
Hiro Koda .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double
Derek Mears .... stunts
J.J. Perry .... stunts (as Jordan Perry)
Jeff Podgurski .... stunt double: Steven Seagal
Damion Poitier .... stunt performer
Tanoai Reed .... stunt performer
Tomas Sanchez .... stunts
Mike Seal .... stunt performer
Mike Smith .... stunt coordinator
Larnell Stovall .... utility stunts
Marcus Taylor .... stunt double
Vladimir Tevlovski .... stunt double
Vladimir Tevlovski .... stunts
Barry Tolli .... stunt performer
David Wald .... stunts
Kofi Yiadom .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Arnold .... grip
Joe Bacharka .... electrician
Steve Banister .... first assistant "b" camera
Nick Barros .... grip
Erick Castillo .... additional film loader
Beau Chaput .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael A. Chavez .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Michael Chavez)
Shane Duckworth .... key camera loader
Christopher Flurry .... assistant camera
Aubrey Husar .... key grip
Tom Hutchinson .... assistant camera
Neil Jacobs .... unit still photographer
Alan Keffer .... assistant camera (as Allen Keffer)
Bret Latter .... camera production assistant
Steven Litecky .... chief lighting technician
Steven Litecky .... gaffer
Sean Mallon .... rigging gaffer
Michael Manzanares .... best boy grip
Mark Mims .... set best boy electric
David Jaxx Nagro .... dolly grip
Georgia Packard .... camera operator: second unit
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... camera operator
Ronald Romero .... best boy grip: second unit
Nick Shuster .... assistant camera
Mark Steinig .... grip
George Stephenson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Lisbeth Storandt .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Sally Allen .... casting associate
Sheila Berkheimer .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Egge .... key set costumer
Elizabeth Lancaster .... costume production assistant
Carla Shivener .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Tim Board .... assistant editor
Ryan Noto .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Michael Charske .... location manager
Dennis Muscari .... location scout
Wade Whitman .... location manager: second unit
Justin T. Williams .... key location production assistant
Music Department
Michael Lloyd .... assistant to music supervisor (as Michael Lloyd II)
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
Peter Meisner .... music producer
David Vaught .... music producer
David Vaught .... score mixer
Jim Ervin .... music consultant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Greg Bronner .... transportation coordinator: picture cars
Rita Lundin .... transportation
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... legal & business affairs
David E. Augustson .... weapons master
Jeffrey G. Baca .... medic/nurse
Janet Cho .... set pa
Michael Chochol .... production assistant
Carrigan Compton .... assistant production coordinator
Jason Doutree .... security officer
Amy Eldridge .... first assistant accountant
Michael Feldman .... assistant to producers
Kyndall Holstead .... additional assistant production office coordinator
Joanna Kennedy .... script supervisor
Melanie Kirk .... production coordinator
Cherron Kofford .... production assistant
Leigh Maney .... set production assistant
Allison Mella Strina .... business and legal affairs (as Allison J. Mella)
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor: second unit
Arty Nichols .... stand-in
Nathan Ross .... executive assistant to producer
Tomas Sanchez .... key craft service
Hunter Standen .... production assistant
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: Costa, Abrams & Coate
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: Costa, Abrams & Coate, LLP
Lewie Wickham .... stand-in
Paul Zepeda .... production assistant
Joe Freeman .... gunsmith (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some drug content
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Director Don E. Fauntleroy agreed to direct the film under the terms that Steven Seagal would stay on set until he was told he could leave.See more »
Factual errors: When Simon is looking up the gangsters in the police database, their addresses have the ZIP (postal) code 56556. All California zip codes start with 9. The 56556 code is McIntosh, Minnesota, about 2000 miles (3000km) away.See more »
[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.
Max Ballister:Got to.
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Movie Connections:
References Scarface (1983)See more »
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22 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Seagal back in fine form., 1 October 2007
Author: argentobuff from United States

Since 2001 life has not been too kind for Steven Seagal fans who watched him come back to the number 1 charts with the box office hit exit wounds nearly 7 years ago only to stumble with the less than stellar half past dead,and from there it was dtv jail without passing go. And if that was not bad enough the majority of his dtv films have been howlers aside from a few. Urban Justice had a lot riding against its success as most fans are jaded,but let me say that Urban Justice turned out to be his best and most violent film since exit wounds.

Seagal is Simon Ballister who is attending his policeman son's funeral that was premeditated by crooked cops or local gangsters and Simon is here to simply find out who killed his son and take them to hell. We don't get much exposition on his character other than he is a man with a "dark past",and for the most part it works just fine. Eddie Griffin and Danny Trejo show up for as rival gang leaders with danny's role running about 5 minutes at best. Both men come off well.Yes.Even Eddie Griffin this time.

The real surprise is the lack of stunt doubles and the fact that Seagal is doing all his own fight scenes here.Bones are broke,necks snapped,ball shot upon ball shot,maiming,and gratuitous violence for all as only Steven Seagal can deliver.There are also some nice gunfights that recall Under Siege and a really good car chase.Director Don E. FauntLeRoy does a really good job of directing this time out.

As for Seagal? he is just fine here aside from a Brooklyn accent that pops into an urban drawl and back again. It kind of gets on this viewers nerves.Other than that he is totally hellbent and has that scrappy charm that we remember from the good old days is back.


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