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Direct Contact (2009)

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An American prisoner in a Russian jail is given a chance at freedom if he can rescue a kidnapped American woman.

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Screaming Woman
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Mike Riggins, an imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, Ana Gale, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her, Mike discovers that the kidnap story was just a ruse to bring Ana out into the open. Our hero suddenly finds himself and his charge being hunted by ruthless government, para-military, and underworld organizations - all who want him dead and Ana under their control. With no one to turn to, and the enemies closing in, Mike must uncover the truth about Ana and bring her to the safety of the U.S. Embassy. Written by anonymous

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Released theatrically in United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and China. See more »

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In one of the high speed chases they drive in to a short tunnel in daylight, and when they appear on the other side it's night/dark. See more »

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Very far away from being a great movie,but I found it to be entertaining
29 July 2009 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I have tried on some occasions to writing reviews about some films starred by Steven Seagal,but the truth is that they are all so similar (and so execrable) that I do not find enough enthusiasm for writing about them.I thought that because of its supernatural elements,Against the Dark would be more ambitious and entertaining...however,the film resulted to be absolutely tedious.So,when I was about to abandon the action films made straight-to-DVD,I watched Direct Contact,a film which,in spite of having various fails and being very far away from the greatness,is entertaining.Most people must remember actor Dolph Lundgren for his role of Ivan Drago in Rocky IV or as the villain from Universal Soldier.On this decade,he has only appeared on action films made straight-to-DVD and although he is not as prolific as Seagal,the quality of the movies he participates is much better.Direct Contact is the most recent example of that because,at difference of the movies starred by Seagal,it made me have a good time with its traditional formula and dynamic development.Lundgren does not try to hide the fact that he is 51 years old.At the difference of Seagal,he recognizes he is not a youngster anymore,and his performance reflects it at avoiding positions of invincible super man or immortal action hero.The screenplay shows the main character on a realistic way,because it does not portray him as a superhero.The main character is beaten multiple times and he is susceptible to making mistakes,being fooled or loosing fights.I truly appreciated that realistic attitude.Danny Lerner's direction is competent,because the movie has a good rhythm and the action scenes are well filmed.However,I had previously mentioned this movie has various fails.Most of them are on the screenplay,and the most important ones are the inconsistence of some things and very basic details which could have been corrected by paying more attention to the logic of the situations (for example : in order to face a suspicious North American agent not to fall on an ambush,Riggins -the main character- establishes a busy public square as a reunion point...and the first thing he does is taking out a gun to threaten the agent; was not that what he was exactly trying to avoid?).However,in spite of its fails,I recommend Direct Contract as an entertaining action film which is not memorable at all,but which works well for having a good time.


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