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His rules. His way. No exceptions.
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A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Steven Seagal ... Jacob

Isaac Hayes ... Coroner

Holly Elissa Dignard ... Frankie Miller
Michael Filipowich ... Lazerus

Chris Thomas King ... Storm

Mark Collie ... Billy Joe Hill

Karyn Michelle Baltzer ... Celine

Philip Granger ... Captain Jensen
Riley Jang ... Young Jacob
Connor Jang ... Young Daniel
Finn Michael ... Flashback Killer

Aliyah O'Brien ... Judith

David Patrick Green ... Lead Officer
Holly Eglington ... Prostitute (as Holly Eglinton)

Reese Alexander ... Bomb Squad Officer
Apollonia Vanova ... Jessica Trimble

Daniella Evangelista ... Barmaid

Chris Bradford ... Lance
Paul Herbert ... Bartender #1

Ali Liebert ... Bartender #2

Brandi Alexander ... Young Girl
Marci T. House ... Photographer

Alison Araya ... Linda

Phillip Mitchell ... Lupe
Stephanie Nudd ... Captain's Aid

Louis Chirillo ... Weinstein
Dean McKenzie ... Detective (as Dean Monroe Mackenzie)
Chris Shields ... Officer
Anna Mae Wills ... Librarian (as Anna Mae Routledge)
Brock Johnson ... Cannibal

Cody Laudan ... Kid In Car

Siobhan McCarthy ... Female Coroner (as Siobhan Mccarthy)

Andrea Stefancikova ... Russian Woman
Joshua Dillman ... Jacob's Son #1
Michael Dillman ... Jacob's Son #2
Tanya Fruehaus ... Lazerus Abductee

Jerry Rector ... CDLU Lawyer
Matt Brett ... CDLU Driver
Trevor Addie ... Bar Fighter #1

Rob Hayter ... Bar Fighter #2

Ed Anders ... Bar Fighter #3

Trevor Jones ... Bar Fighter #4

Hugo Steele ... Bar Fighter #5

Fraser Aitcheson ... Bar Fighter #6
Anthony St. John ... Bar Fighter #7
Jennifer Mylrea ... Bar Fighter #8

Mike Carpenter ... Bar Fighter #9
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Bendner ... Bloated Corpse (uncredited)

J. Anthony Pena ... Pepe 'Coroner' (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff King  (as Jeff F. King)
 
Writing credits
Steven Seagal (written by)

Produced by
Kim Arnott .... executive producer
Robert Crippen .... associate producer
Michele Futerman .... line producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... executive producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Lindsay MacAdam .... executive producer (as Lindsay Macadam)
Shannon McA'Nulty .... associate producer
Steven Seagal .... executive producer
Kirk Shaw .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Sereda 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Harting (director of photography) (as Thomas M. Harting)
 
Film Editing by
Jamie Alain 
 
Casting by
Judy Lee 
Laura Toplass  (as Laura Brooke Toplass)
 
Production Design by
Eric Fraser 
 
Set Decoration by
La Vonne Girard 
 
Costume Design by
Katrina McCarthy 
 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... personal hair stylist: Steven Seagal
David Atherton .... personal makeup artist: Steven Seagal
Julie Beaton-Pachauer .... makeup effects artist (as Julie Beaton)
Jennifer Beebe .... assistant makeup artist
Paula Demille .... hair assistant (as Paula De Mille)
Joanne Kinchella .... key makeup artist
Jennifer Kipps .... makeup assistant
Toby Lindala .... key makeup effects
Jess Luka .... second assistant hair
Harlow MacFarlane .... makeup effects artist
Rosemarie Maldonado .... key hair stylist
Anna Markovitz .... hair assistant
Kyla Rose Tremblay .... makeup effects artist (as Kayla Tremblay)
Lance Webb .... makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Charlotte Clark-Gamache .... post-production supervisor
Michele Futerman .... production manager
Todd Giroux .... post-production manager
Rob Lycar .... production manager: additional photography
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott J. Ateah .... second unit director (as Scott Ateah)
Catherine Bowles .... third assistant director
Robert Crippen .... first assistant director
Ryan Kosmynka .... first assistant director: second unit
Ryan Kosmynka .... second assistant director
Greg Rousseaux .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Gregory Rousseaux)
Ali Salamati .... third assistant director
Gary Seebaran .... trainee assistant director
Marcus Young .... second unit director: stunt unit
 
Art Department
Alberta Burke .... set dresser
Christopher di Armani .... assistant props master: additional photography
Allison Dunn .... assistant set decorator
Clive Edwards .... property master
Ken Frost .... construction coordinator: additional photography
Raymond Hombrebueno .... set dresser (as Raymond Hombre Bueno)
Sarah Kormondy .... set dresser
Dani Lachuk .... truck supervisor (as Dani Lachuck)
Timothy Loewen .... set dresser
Adam 'Beav' Lougheed .... set dresser (as Adam Umberto Lougheed)
Glenn MacDonald .... lead dresser
Brad McMurray .... assistant set decorator
Jennifer McNeil .... buyer
Julie O'Rourke .... set dresser (as Julie Ann O'Rourke)
Ken Rabehl .... storyboard artist
Shayne Robinson .... on-set dresser
Gareth Samuels .... set dresser
Tyler Ray Sauve .... set dresser (as Tyler Suave)
Shane Wanless .... on-set dresser
Levi Woods .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Tim Archer .... sound re-recording mixer
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer
Jason Cole .... foley artist
Wendy Czajkowsky .... dialogue editor
Cameron O. Galloway .... adr recordist
Randy Kiss .... sound effects editor
Randy Kiss .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Kiss .... sound supervisor
Matt Kunau .... sound consultant: Dolby
Tad Nazar .... sound mixer
Paul Novokshonoff .... boom operator
Alan Perkins .... dialogue editor
Blake Randolph .... sound effects editor
Scott Schmidt .... sound effects editor
Scott Schmidt .... sound re-recording mixer
Sam Blythe .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Barkes .... special effects coordinator
Carl DeBoer .... special effects assistant (as Carl Deboer)
Joel McGowan .... special effects first assistant
Michael Radil .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Douglas Kerr .... senior visual effects artist: Insight Visual Effects
Angus Laing .... visual effects artist: Insight Visual Effects
James McLeod .... visual effects artist: Insight Visual Effects (as James Mcleod)
Richard Mintak .... visual effects supervisor: Insight Visual Effects
Jon Shaw .... senior visual effects artist: Insight Visual Effects
George Tsirogiannis .... visual effects artist: Insight Visual Effects
Helen Tzoutis .... visual effects coordinator: Insight Visual Effects
 
Stunts
Lloyd Adams .... stunt double: Leon
Trevor Addie .... stunts
Fraser Aitcheson .... stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Loyd Bateman .... stunt double: Lazerus
Chad Bellamy .... stunts: George
Clint Carleton .... stunt double: Lazerus (as Clinton Carleton)
Janene Carleton .... stunt double: Jessica
Nesta Chapman .... stunts: Country Bar Patron #1
Garvin Cross .... stunt double: Lazerus
Mike Desabrais .... stunt double: Billy Joe (as Mike Desebrais)
Mike Desabrais .... stunts: Bouncer #1
Ryan Ennis .... stunts: Cop #1
Lani Gelera .... stunt double: Celine
Lars Grant .... stunts: Thug #1
Nicholas Harrison .... stunt double: Jacob
Rob Hayter .... stunt performer
Dian Hristov .... stunt double: Jacob (as Diyan Hristov Georgiev)
Brad Kelly .... stunts: George/Bouncer #1A
Larry Lam .... co-fight choreographer
Cody Laudan .... stunts
Brad Loree .... stunts: Bouncer #2
Steven McMichael .... co-fight choreographer (as Steve McMichael)
Steven McMichael .... stunts: Cop #2 (as Steve McMichael)
Walcott E. Morgan .... stunt actor: Leon
Ronald Robinson .... stunts: Country Bar Patron #2 (as Ron Robinson)
Ryan Schroeder .... stunt double: Flashback Killer
Todd Scott .... stunt double: Billy Joe
Hugo Steele .... stunt performer
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunts
Sylvesta Stuart .... stunts: Thug #2
John Ulmer .... stunts: Bouncer #2A
Owen Walstrom .... stunt performer
Marcus Young .... co-stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Blaine Ackerly .... gaffer
Rick Ackerly .... lamp operator
Brittany D. Allan .... grip (as Brittany Allan)
Dusty Anderson .... lamp operator
Matt Anderson .... grip
Sebastian Andexer .... grip
John Brown .... rigging best boy
Aaron Buckley .... grip
Virgile Dean .... grip (as Virgil Dean)
Steven Deneault .... camera operator: "a" camera, additional photography (as Steve Deneault)
Steven Deneault .... camera operator: "c" camera (as Steve Deneault)
Tony Durke .... lamp operator
Jennie Empey .... lamp operator (as Jen Empey)
Carlos Fetherstonhaugh .... best boy grip: additional photography
Carlos Fetherstonhaugh .... dolly grip
Will Fitzpatrick .... lamp operator
Craig Forsberg .... generator operator: additional photography
Craig Forsberg .... rigging gaffer
Martin Hass .... dolly grip
Martin Hass .... key grip
John Holbrook .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Holbrook .... director of photography: second unit
David Hutton .... key grip (as Dave Hutton)
Tamara Jones .... first assistant camera: "c" camera (as Tammy Jones)
Byron Kopman .... lamp operator
Mark Lunn .... camera operator: "b" camera, additional photography
Mark Lunn .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Stephen J. McKnight .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography (as Steve McKnight)
Christopher Montgomery .... camera trainee
Michael Moreno .... lamp operator
Ryan Nazar .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Barry Newton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tracy Nixon .... grip (as Tracy Lee Nixon)
Marc Nolet .... grip
Matthew Nordin .... lamp operator
Martin Oicle .... best boy
Malcolm Oliver .... camera trainee (as Malcom Oliver)
Riley Pearcy .... best boy
Dave Roman .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, additional photography
Michael Roy .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Mike Roy)
Kyle Ruiterman .... grip
Ali Salamati .... lamp operator
Doug Schwartz .... Steadicam operator
Doug Schwartz .... camera operator: "a" camera
Keith Sherritt .... generator operator
Korey Sichewski .... grip
Krista Stumph .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Kristah Stumph)
Mike Tanassee .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography (as Mike Tenassee)
Mike Tanassee .... second assistant camera: "c" camera (as Mike Tenasee)
Tanya Therrien .... grip
Jason Tidsbury .... light balloon technician
Katie Yu .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting (as LA Hilts)
Christina Kam .... extras casting assistant
Edward D. Rea .... casting assistant (as Edward Rea)
Danny Roth .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Barry .... on-set costume supervisor
Kathleen Boloten .... costumer: swing
Annabel Evans .... costumer: prep
Katrina McCarthy .... key costumer
Alyssa Nasvadi .... costume truck supervisor
Julie Spell .... costumer: Steven Seagal
Brie Thorpe .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Colin G. Cooper .... second assistant editor (as Colin Cooper)
Gerry Gonsalves .... on-line editor
Achim Kapitza .... colorist
Leah Myers .... post-production coordinator
Ismael Ribeiro .... technical supervisor
Fred W. Richters .... on-line editor (as Fred Richters)
Darryl Whetung .... assistant editor
Carey Dickson .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ghilas Aiteur .... transport co-captain
John Buckley .... driver
Ron Buyck .... transport captain: additional photography (as Ronnie Buyck)
John Carter .... driver: special equipment
Dana Christiansen .... driver: cable truck
Ian Cooper .... driver: special equipment
Kam Dhesi .... transport captain
Floyd Faircrest .... driver
Larry Fedyk .... driver
Dean Fitzpatrick .... transport coordinator
Dave Harris .... driver
Louie Hausner .... driver: additional photography
Mike Heagle .... driver (as Mike Heagale)
Dolan McGrath .... driver (as Dolan Magcrath)
Andrew Moore .... driver: Mr. Seagal
Chris Mullen .... driver
Jim Papadogambros .... driver (as Jim Papdogambros)
Amar Sangha .... driver: special equipment
George Saywell .... driver
Fred Sheremeta .... driver: special equipment
Miroslaw Syta .... driver
 
Other crew
Michelle Anderson .... studio manager: Maple Ridge, additional photography
Jackie Andrade .... chef: Tivoli Catering
Karen Andreassen .... location production assistant
Barb Antonick .... accounts payable
Grant Astle .... craft service
Grant Astle .... first aid
Gordon Bergh .... security
Ross Bevan .... security
Kerri Boyce .... key production accountant
Elshazly Brahini .... location production assistant (as Ibrahim Elshazly)
Mike Browne .... key production assistant: additional photography
Valentina Carp .... post-production accountant
Doran Chandler .... legal services: Roberts & Stahl
Randy Clair .... security coordinator
Rachael Clark .... location production assistant
Meaghan Cochrane .... publicist
Amanda Coletsis .... key production assistant
Binh Dang .... creative consultant
Kaleigh Davidson .... accounting clerk
Oliver De Caigny .... business affairs
Jennifer Donoghue .... location production assistant
Jonathan Fox .... location scout
Vern Fox .... chef: additional photography, Reel Appetites
David S. Fullerton .... location manager (as David Fullerton)
Anya Gadison .... extras wrangler
Selena Ginger .... payroll accountant
Adam Gowland .... assistant coordinator: additional photography
Elspeth Grafton .... script supervisor: splinter unit
Breanne Hartley .... manager of business affairs
Brett Hornland .... location production assistant
Darren Howard .... security
Lan Huynh .... assistant: Binh Dang
Darcy Irvine .... security
Ed Iverson .... production assistant
Doug Kaiser .... studio security
Malissa Katrynuk .... location production assistant (as Melissa Katrynuk)
Paul King .... sous chef: Tivoli Catering
Joye-Anne Langille .... security (as Joye Langille)
Aileen Laurel .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Willan Leung .... production assistant
Michael Levy .... sous chef: Tivoli Catering
Karen Lo .... assistant location manager
Ivan Lyttek .... first assistant coordinator
Shannon McA'Nulty .... business affairs
John McDevitt .... sous chef: Tivoli Catering
Jim McKeown .... production coordinator
Jason Metcalfe .... technical consultant
Nathaniel Moher .... second assistant coordinator
Sandra Montgomery .... script supervisor: second unit
Amy Morrison .... co-production coordinator
Victor Ohman .... security
Ana Oparnica .... script supervisor (as Ana Sebal)
Dave Panovic .... security (as Panovic David)
Elfie Pavlakovic .... extras wrangler
Thomas Pound .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
George Raptis .... security
Jamie Rauch .... location production assistant
James Rees .... location production assistant
Sandy Reynolds .... craft service: additional photography
Sandy Reynolds .... first aid: additional photography
Lisa Rowson .... sous chef: Tivoli Catering (as Lisa Rowsen)
Mike Sandyke .... craft service assistant
Mike Sandyke .... first aid assistant
Grace Scott .... accounting clerk
Curtis Raymond Shideler .... assistant: Lisa Hansen
Devi Singh .... assistant: Kirk Shaw
Cameron Sutherland .... location production assistant
Tanya Thanadpojanamart .... director of distribution
Tanya Thanadpojanamart .... director: distribution services
Lilian Umurungi .... business affairs
Victor Van Der Merwe .... location production assistant (as Victor Vander Merwe)
Philip Vasilakapoulos .... location production assistant
Brandon Williams .... location production assistant
Michael Wolfe .... location production assistant
 
Thanks
David W. Hamilton .... the producers would like to thank: Focus Insurance
 

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language and some nudity
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The film later received theatrical distribution exclusively in the United Arab Emirates in 2009.See more »
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Factual errors: If an officer shoots a person, they are put on paid administrative leave while a difference agency investigates the shooting. Jacob shoots two people after he leaves the bar and the shootings are never investigated.See more »
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35 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A step back, 19 August 2008
Author: lee nicholson (dolemite72) from middlesbrough, UK

Where do i start, pointing out the many problems, this movie has?

First off.....the plot. I've come to expect over-complex plot points in recent Seagal movies, but in KILL SWITCH it's not overly complex....it just doesn't make any sense. The flashback to Seagal as a child (witnessing his brothers murder) serve little purpose to the storyline, but i guess they help pad out a few minutes of screen time. And believe me, this movie felt padded. It doesn't even have the (so-bad-it's good) camp value of ATTACK FORCE.

Secondly....The editing. This was some throwback to the days of film-making in the 80's. Occasionly, Jackie Chan (or Tony Jaa) may employ this 'repeated' camera angle stuff, but it's usually to highlight an extremely choreographed fight move or stunt. In KILL SWITCH however, it once again feels like padding (and given that it runs throughout the movie, it feels like it's makers have only got 45 minutes of actual footage, and therefore NEED to show everything twice, thrice and even ten times) Seagal is chasing a suspect at one point, and he comes to a doorway. The viewer is treated to about 20 different shots/alternative angles of this 'monumental' moment.

Thirdly.....The fights. To me it seems that Seagal was not trying to make a martial arts movie at all. Apparently, the makers of KILL SWITCH attempted to beef up (what would usually be a four second fight scene) with extra stuff involving stunt doubles. This is all the more annoying, because Seagal's actual fighting is better than his stunt doubles. The final fight (against the serial killer) is all Seagal (and it shows) it's quick, brutal and efficient. Yet all fights before it, are heavily padded out with lazy punches, reversed shot of Seagal (sometimes wearing a different jacket, because it came from another scene) URBAN JUSTICE and PISTOL WHIPPED have proved that Sensei Seagal can still mix it up as a fighter. But these shoddy film-makers are tarnishing his rep, with these underhanded tactics. It(in turn) makes Seagal look weak, as he'd usually demolish his opponents in 5 seconds (such is why we like the guy) but here, the 'padding'implies that Seagal can punch a guy 30 times (in the face) and STILL not put him down. And i also want to see Seagal break an opponents arms and legs with HIS hands....not a hammer. Don't even get me started on the shoddy (couldn't hit a guy two feet in front of him) gunfights.

Finally...Steven Seagal. He actually puts in a good performance (once you get over the 'southern' drawl) and looks in good (allbeit heavy) shape. He rarely mumbles, and seems genuinely interested with the project (unlike say...FLIGHT OF FURY?)

KILL SWITCH is a step back for Seagal (just as he was regaining some well needed credibility) after URBAN JUSTICE and PISTOL WHIPPED. Although the movie is U.S lensed, is well lit, and crisp cinematography, the god-awful (quick cut, repeated shot) editing, and unnecessary doubling, betray whatever potential this movie may have had. The supporting cast is OK (Rest in peace Issac Hayes) and the music is quite good also. Now that (it seems) Seagal is regaining his passion for acting again, he needs to associate with better film-makers in the future. His next movie RUSLAN is also directed by Jeff King (director of this) so i won't be (honestly) expecting anything special of that one. But as long as they don't start interfering and chopping up their filmed product, it won't need to be great to be better than this movie. My theory on KILL SWITCH is that they've only had limited screen time with Seagal, and (hopefuly?) HAD to cut and paste this movie, to pad it out. If they think that repeatedly showing a guy fall out of a window 12 times, or making pointless scenes last four times longer than needed to be....is cutting edge film-making then (to quote Seagal) "Lord have mercy")

Big Lee gives this movie a 5 (only for Seagal's screen presence, and a OK final fight scene)

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