Driven to Kill (2009)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  19 May 2009 (USA)
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An ex-Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist must confront his past when his family is targeted by violence.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikhail Abramov
Robert Wisden ...
Terry Goldstein
Detective Lavastic
Andrew Rasputin ...
Alex (as Alexander Rafalski)
Bartender (as Eugene Lazarev)
Ingrid Torrance ...
Detective Norden
Sergey Nasibov ...
Ilya (as Sergei Nasibov)
Dmitry Chepovetsky ...
Stephan Abramov
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A former Russian mobster named Ruslan, who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is marrying his arch nemesis. His past also comes back to haunt him when his family is threatened. Hungry for justice, Ruslan returns to the life he once knew...with a vengeance. Written by anon

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Some fathers fight for justice... Others for revenge. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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19 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Words and Music by David Steele (as Dave Steele)
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Seagal's Best Straight To DVD Feature!
1 November 2009 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Driven to Kill(aka Ruslan) is the latest Steven Seagal film.Like all his other films for the past 7 years, this is once again a straight to DVD feature.Now by hearing this, you would not expect much after seeing that the majority of the newer Seagal films suck.However there are a few exceptions such as "Urban Justice", "Pistol Whipped" and this film, which in my opinion is not only his best straight to DVD film, but it ranks up there with his classics from the 90's.The acting is not all that great, and I did not find Seagal to be that bad of an actor back in his "Under Siege" days.Here, he sports a semi-Russian accent which is not very convincing.The acting from the others, especially the Russian mobster is fairly good though.The film is about a retired Russian mobster, who is now a novelist.After his wife is killed and his daughter is injured in an assassination of sorts, Seagal reverts back to his old ways and tries to find out who did this.The plot may not be the best but the most important thing about Seagal films is the action! In this category, it does not disappoint.I'm actually surprised it was Rated 14A in Canada because this is easily one of Seagal's bloodiest films.We also see Seagal use aikido again, as in we see him breaking people bones! Any fan of Seagal should check this movie out!

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