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Driven to Kill (2009)

An ex-Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist must confront his past when his family is targeted by violence.


(as Jeff F. King)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikhail Abramov
Terry Goldstein
Detective Lavastic
Alex (as Alexander Rafalski)
Bartender (as Eugene Lazarev)
Ingrid Torrance ...
Detective Norden
Sergey Nasibov ...
Ilya (as Sergei Nasibov)
Stephan Abramov
Young Guy


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 »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Ruslan  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Inna Korobkina plays the mother of Laura Mennell but in real life she is almost a year younger than Mennell. See more »


The .38 that the weapons dealer gives Ruslan has no hammer, but when he is getting ready to take his second shot you hear him pulling back the hammer. See more »


Land Of Sorrows
written by Peter Allen
performed by Ed Henderson (acoustic guitar)
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Seagal is Driven to Kill....again and again
21 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is easily one of Seagal's better DTV efforts. Its on a par with Urban Justice but not as good as Belly of the Beast. To compare it to his earlier movies would be unfair as he makes much smaller budget movies these days. First off if you are a veteran of Seagal films of the last ten or so years you can tell if he cares about the movie or not and he certainly seems to be putting a bit of effort into this one. No body doubles of bad dubbing in this which is good. The story is very generic, a basic revenge movie. Not unlike the movies Charles Bronson made when he was a similar age to Seagal now. The action scenes are well done with some good shoot outs and fist and knife fights. The acting is a little hit and miss although the bad guy who will be familiar to people who seen the awful Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull was very good. So worth a rent on a Friday night but i really wish Hollywood would give Seagal another big budget action movie. Hell lets get another Under Siege movie out before its too late.

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