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Against the Dark -- Kantana master Tagart (Steven Seagal) leads a special ops squad of ex-military vigilantes on a massacre mission, their target: bloodthirsty vampires.
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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The poor man's Blade See more (56 total) »


  (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
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
Marian Alexandru .... assistant location manager
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
Bogdan Stefanescu .... location manager
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

WILHELM SCREAM: Very faintly heard when Tao (Steven Seagal) throws a vampire through a wall near the end of the film.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 Day of the Dead (1985)See more »

35 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
The poor man's Blade, 27 January 2009
Author: ericthered01

I was intrigued by this film and it's premise. You have Steven Seagal fighting vampires, I mean that alone should interest any martial arts movie fan since he hasn't really done anything like that before. The film also stars Linden Ashby who can hold his own in action movies such as Mortal Kombat. But within the first five minutes of this film I came crashing back down to the reality that this is 2009 and Seagal has been relegated to the direct-to-DVD market. This movie is so low budget that almost the entire movie takes place in a hospital that is crawling with "vampires"; although we are told at one point that they are more like mutants. Actually they are more like a hundred extras running around with pointy teeth and fake blood around their mouths. This movie is so low budget that it makes Jean-Claude Van Damme's direct-to-DVD movies look like summer blockbusters. Linden Ashby and veteran character actor Keith David spend all of their scenes yelling at each other in a military tent. Ashby's character wants to give Seagal and his vampire hunters time to clear the building and get the survivors out while David's character wants to blast it ASAP. If these scenes took more than one day to film I would be surprised. Seriously though, if I had Linden Ashby and Steven Seagal in the same movie I would at least have them in a scene together, not to mention a fight scene. Ahh, the fight scenes. Seagal walks around holding a sword for most of the movie. When he uses it, it's mostly close-ups of him swinging it at the camera. He uses a couple of guns too, but it's nothing special. He throws a few mutants around towards the end of the movie as well, but again it's nothing special. One member of his hunting crew who is on the show American Gladiators actually steals the show as far as action goes. His action scenes are actually pretty good and the only reason to watch this poor man's Blade. However it's not enough to recommend this movie.

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