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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Riggins
Gina May ...
Ana Gale
Clive Connelly
General Drago
Trent Robbins
Vladimir Vladimirov ...
Vlado Karadjov
Raicho Vasilev ...
Nikolay Stanoev ...
Gun Dealer
Mike Straub ...
Lead Marine Guard
Yoan Petrov ...
Vlado's Son
Uti Bachvarov ...
Zoran Posternoff
Alexander Kadiev ...
Chopper Pilot
Teodor Tsolov ...
Screaming Woman


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 August 2009 (United Arab Emirates)  »

Also Known As:

Adevarul despre ana  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Released theatrically in United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and China. See more »


In the first chase scene the taxi has it's right rear tire blown out before a shot was fired. See more »


Edited from Derailed (2002) See more »


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Stupid, really stupid fun!
24 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

DIRECT CONTACT surely is a bad movie: the plot is generic, the direction is laughable, the editing sloppy, the acting aside from Lundgren terrible. Furthermore some scenes are taken from earlier Nu Image-movies like U.S.SEALS 1&3, OUT FOR A KILL or DERAILED. Despite these facts DIRECT CONTACT is a highly entertaining piece of B-movie as it manages to keep the pace high and fills 80 minutes with as much senseless action as any sucker for this kind of movie could hope for. Lundgren kicks ass, and anyone who was disappointed with the lack of solid action in MISSIONARY MAN can rejoice. Although the violence often looks ridiculous (blood spurting from hats, etc.)it's fun watching Dolph doing what he's best in, and despite his age he really delivers. Danny Lerner on the other hand should finally finish his attempts to be a director, in more competent hands this movie could have been a b-action-gem since the budget is moderate, the visuals nice, the score okay, unfortunately the many flaws make this movie just another case of trashy but at least amusing guilty pleasure.

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