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Against the Dark -- Katana master Tao (Steven Seagal) leads a special ops squad of ex-military vigilantes on a massacre mission, their target: vampires. On the post apocalyptic globe, sucked dry by bloodthirsty vampires, a few remaining survivors are trapped in an infected hospital. Tao is their only hope and he knows the only cure is execution.  Now it's time for the last stand against the flesh-eating vampires a..
Against the Dark -- Katana master Tao (Steven Seagal) leads a special ops squadron on a massacre mission, their target: vampires.


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Release Date:
10 February 2009 (USA) See more »
He lives by the sword. They will die by it.
When most of the population of Earth is infected with a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Steven Seagal ... Tao

Tanoai Reed ... Tagart

Jenna Harrison ... Dorothy
Danny Midwinter ... Morgan
Emma Catherwood ... Amelia

Stephen Hagan ... Ricky
Daniel Percival ... Dylan

Skye Bennett ... Charlotte
Tania Dobre ... Attendant #1
Mihaela Constantin ... Attendant #2

Linden Ashby ... Cross

Keith David ... Lt. Waters

Clay Donahue Fontenot ... Harrington

Stephen Haynes ... Soldier
Stefan Iancu ... Young Boy
Mihaela Elena Oros ... Young Woman (as Mihaela Oros)
Claudiu Bleont ... Surgeon
Andreea Ungureanu ... Sophie
Dan Chiriac ... Cadaverous Man (as Dann Chiriac)

Meda Andreea Victor ... Woman Filing Teeth (as Meda Victor)
Bogdan Farkas ... Tall Zombie
Anatoli Ciumac ... Huge Zombie (as Anatonli Ciumac)

Florian Ciprian ... Zombie (as Ciprian Florian)
Mihai Ungureanu ... Zombie
Bujor Macrin ... Zombie
Daniel Pisica ... Zombie

Dian Hristov ... Zombie (as Dyian Hristov)
Coca Zibilianu ... Naked Woman (as Coca Zibileanu)

Alan O'Silva ... Tao Voice (voice) (as Alin Olteanu)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeff Chase ... Granade Zombie (uncredited)

Ethan Stone ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Crudo 
Writing credits
Mathew Klickstein (written by)

Produced by
Robert Crippen .... associate producer
Binh Dang .... co-executive producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... producer
Joe Halpin .... co-executive producer
Tore Knos .... co-producer
Vlad Paunescu .... co-producer
Benjamin Sacks .... line producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
Original Music by
Philip White 
Cinematography by
Bill Trautvetter 
Film Editing by
Tim Silano 
Casting by
Jeff Gerrard 
Sue Jones 
Production Design by
Serban Porupca 
Art Direction by
Vlad Roseanu 
Set Decoration by
Gina Stancu 
Costume Design by
Ana Maria Cucu 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... hair stylist: Steven Seagal
David Atherton .... makeup artist: Mr. Seagal
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist
Letitia Ghenea .... key hair stylist
Adelina Handuri .... hair stylist (as Adelina Popa)
Iulia Roseanu .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dickey Beer .... second unit director
Larisa Busuioc .... second second assistant director
Hany El-Sayed .... third assistant director
G. Peter King .... second unit director
Ovi Morariu .... first assistant director: second unit
Ovi Morariu .... second assistant director
Maria Nita .... second assistant director
Brian O'Sullivan .... first assistant director: additional photography
Stefan Petcu .... local first assistant director
Art Department
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
Eugen Marinescu .... assistant property master
Iasar Memedali .... buyer
Serban Rotariu .... assistant art director
Eusebiu Sirbu .... scenic artist
David Nicholson .... set dresser: reshoots (uncredited)
Sound Department
Zac Anderson .... foley editor
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Caleb Easter .... sound editor
Kathleen Edwards .... additional adr assistant
Rik Elliott .... adr mixer
Rob Embrey .... studio manager
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Peter D. Lago .... supervising sound effects editor
Doug Latislaw .... adr mixer
Maggie Malyn .... post sound coordinator
Tom Marks .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Bryon Speller .... dialogue editor
Kyle Tilbury .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Utt .... assistant sound editor
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Skip Williams .... dialogue editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr & dialogue supervisor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Melania Ciurlin .... special makeup effects
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Ionel Popa .... special makeup effects designer
Visual Effects by
David Van Woert .... digital compositor
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer
Leo Vezzali .... digital compositor
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects supervisor
Vasile Albinet .... stunt performer
Roxana Andronescu .... stunt performer
Florin Barcun .... stunt performer
Florin Barcun .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator
Gabi Burlacu .... stunt coordinator
Gabi Burlacu .... stunt double: Morgan
Florian Ciprian .... stunt performer
Mihai Danciu .... stunts
Cincan Daniel .... stunt performer
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Marius Florian .... stunt performer
Razvan Gheorghiu .... stunt performer
Jason Gray .... stunts
Vlad Iacob .... stunt performer
Mihai Iliescu .... stunts: zombie
Mihai Ionita .... stunt performer
Karin Justman .... stunts
Bill Leaman .... stunt rigger
John Maldea .... stunt performer
Rene Mousseux .... stunt coordinator: LA Unit
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunts
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt performer
Daniel Pisica .... stunts
Carmen Preda .... stunt performer
Doru Raceala .... stunt cars coordinator
Jean Paul Ruggiero .... stunts
Con Schell .... stunts
Florin Stancu .... stunt actor: zombie
Nicolae Stoica .... stunts
Valeriu Tomescu .... stunt performer
Maria-Antoaneta Tudor .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolae Alexandru .... electrician (as Alexandru Nicolae)
Toni Cartu .... camera operator
Calin Catalin .... gaffer
Nicolae Chiosea .... generator operator (as Nicu Chiosea)
Eugen Dumitru .... dolly grip
Cristi Grosu .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Cristinel Grosu)
Robert Hayes .... director of photography: additional filming
Florin Ilinca .... second assistant: "a" camera
Adrian Iurchevici .... video assist operator
Laurentiu Ivan .... clapper
Laurentiu Ivan .... second assistant camera
Gabriel Kosuth .... director of photography: second unit
Chris Lewis .... chief lighting technician: pick ups
Christina Lewis .... best boy electric: pick ups (as Christina Christensen)
Stefan Mangar .... Steadicam operator
Merav Maroody .... still photographer
Cristi Onutu .... second assistant:
Ionut Perianu .... first assistant: "b" camera
Victor Petre .... camera loader
Liviu Pojoni Jr. .... camera operator
Sandu Polu .... best boy grip
William Scalzo .... electrician: pick ups
Petre Surugiu .... generator operator (as Bebe Surugiu)
Nelu Tincea .... grip
Sorin Udrea .... key grip
Gelu Vasilescu .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Ciobanu .... costume assistant
Alina Dan .... costume assistant
Oana Draghici .... costume supervisor
Carmen Ilie .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Eunice Choi .... post-production coordinator
Robert Stambler .... assistant editor
Location Management
Marian Alexandru .... assistant location manager
Bogdan Stefanescu .... location manager
Transportation Department
Ed Adams .... transportation captain
Toni Anton .... driver
Vali Anton .... driver
Marius Badea .... driver
Dragos Barbacioru .... driver
Florin Ilinca .... driver
Mihai Mihai .... driver
Andrei Pataki .... driver
Cristian Peagu .... driver
Aurel Pongaru .... driver
Doru Raceala .... picture vehicles coordinator
Tony Ruiz .... transportation coordinator
Mircea Stanescu .... driver
Marian Stefan .... driver
Dan Trica .... mechanic
Octav Tudor .... driver
Other crew
Ileana Barbuluscu .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Doran Chandler .... production lawyer
Claudia Clima .... key set production assistant (as Claudia Chima)
Zamfir Cornel .... production assistant
Cosmin Cucu .... set production assistant
Cristina Ivan .... office production assistant
Anca Laslu .... office production assistant
Tientan Ling .... assistant: Mr. Dang (as Tientan)
Dorin Mercea .... customs liaison (as Dori Mercea)
Lavinia Mercea .... production accountant
Marian Olaru .... catering assistant
Stefan Petcu .... set production assistant
Alexandra Popescu .... assistant production accountant
Cornelia Stefan .... script supervisor
Katherine Swanson .... production accountant
Ioana Teodorescu .... production secretary
Oana Topliceanu .... production coordinator
David E. Van Houten .... publicist
Liliana Voicu .... catering chef

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94 min
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Did You Know?

Steven Segal only appears in the movie for 24 minutes, the rest of the scenes were from his body/stunt double, who appears in the majority of the movie.See more »
Continuity: The aircraft that take off and maneuver to bomb the target are F-15s, but when there are some close-ups while pilots are communicating with the ground, the camera shows the nose of an F-16.See more »
[first lines]
Amelia:[voice-over] Once the infection hit, there was little time to react.
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Movie Connections:
References Breakin' (1984)See more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Seagal Should Retire, 20 December 2010
Author: David_Brown from United States

I have a basic rule about films: I always see the ending. It does not matter if I like them, or even detest them ("The Snake People", "Hot Tub Time Machine" "The Adventures Of Pluto Nash", "Bowfinger", "Teenage Catgirls In Heat", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Jewel Robbery", "Billy Jack", and Valley Of The Dolls" are a few that come to mind), I always catch the ending (Even if it is just the last 10-15 minutes) to know how the film ended. "Against The Dark" is different, I could not even go back to watch the ending. There is nothing redeemable about it: No beautiful women, no humor, no catchy phrases, no suspense, no character to care one iota about, it did not even have a decent song for the credits (Like "Billy Jack & "Valley Of The Dolls" had). It is without question the worst film this side of "Machete" in Seagal's car (I would sooner sit down and watch stupid reality TV like "America's Next Top Model" or "Bridezilla's" above this film (At least some of the women are hot)). The only thing that could possibly be worse to watch is "Machete", "Walk On The Wild Side" and gay porn (Since I have never seen that (Nor intend to), I can only guess at that). As for Seagal, there is not a single "A-List" star in motion picture history whose career has fallen further, from when he was on top. This includes Boris Karloff who went from "Frankenstein" & "The Mummy" to "Isle Of The Snake People" and the "Ghost In The Invisible Bikini", Van Damme, or even Corey Feldman from "The Burbs" & "The Lost Boys" to "The Two Corey's". Seagal's performances in films like "Against The Dark", and "Attack Force" make the worst Charles Bronson movies at Cannon Films (Such as "Kinjite" and "Messenger Of Death") look like "Death Wish" or "Once Upon A Time In The West". The last Seagal film that was any good, "Half Past Dead" was made in 2002, which should tell him, it is time to retire, and never make anyone suffer through any of films again. I will never watch another Seagal film again

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