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Driven to Kill -- Ruslan is a successful crime writer; his fiction a tribute to a past left behind. When his family is threatened, the life he thought was in his past is now is key to survival.


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They took his daughter. So he's taking them down. See more »
An ex-Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist must confront his past when his family is targeted by violence. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Steven Seagal ... Ruslan

Mike Dopud ... Boris

Igor Jijikine ... Mikhail Abramov
Robert Wisden ... Terry Goldstein

Inna Korobkina ... Catherine

Zak Santiago ... Detective Lavastic
Andrew Rasputin ... Alex (as Alexander Rafalski)

Evgeniy Lazarev ... Bartender (as Eugene Lazarev)

Laura Mennell ... Lanie

Aleks Paunovic ... Tony
Ingrid Torrance ... Detective Norden
Sergey Nasibov ... Ilya (as Sergei Nasibov)
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Stephan Abramov

Crystal Lowe ... Tanya

Daniel Cudmore ... Young Guy
Gerry South ... Taxi Driver

Dan Rizzuto ... Thug #1

Brad Kelly ... Thug #2

Ed Anders ... Thug #3
Rob 'Sluggo' Boyce ... Thug #4 (as Rob Boyce)

Mike Desabrais ... Thug #5

Phillip Mitchell ... Thug #6 (as Phil Mitchell)
Robbie Holloway ... Young Police Officer
Linda Minard ... Doctor

Brent Stait ... Dino

Paul Lazenby ... Goon #1

Brad Loree ... Goon #2 (as Bradley Loree)

Hugo Steele ... Goon #3

Reg Tupper ... Pawn Shop Owner
Holly Eglington ... Regime (as Holly Eglinton)
Christine Sutcliffe ... Bridget Bunny

Colin Lawrence ... Police Officer #2

Darryl Scheelar ... Cop #1

Janene Carleton ... Cop #2 (as Janine Carleton)

Josh Blacker ... Heavy Set Man

David Hooper ... Patient

Dan Payne ... Sergei
Todd Scott ... Young Thug #2
Sarah Drzazgowski ... Hooker
Francine Cohen ... Exotic Dancer #1
Rita Edwards ... Exotic Dancer #2
Yasmine Vox ... Exotic Dancer #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Gunter ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Lucia Oskerova ... Beautiful woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff King  (as Jeff F. King)
Writing credits
Mark James (written by)

Produced by
Kim Arnott .... executive producer
Tim Brown .... executive producer (as Tim J. Brown)
Robert Crippen .... associate producer
Michele Futerman .... line producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... executive producer
Lindsay MacAdam .... executive producer (as Lindsay Macadam)
Scott A. Matthews .... co-producer (as Scott Matthews)
Steven Seagal .... executive producer
Kirk Shaw .... producer
Oliver De Caigny .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Peter Allen 
Cinematography by
Tom Harting (director of photography) (as Thomas M. Harting)
Film Editing by
Jamie Alain 
Casting by
Judy Lee 
Laura Toplass  (as Laura Brooke Toplass)
Production Design by
Tony Devenyi 
Art Direction by
Kerri Elliott 
Set Decoration by
Alexandra Rojek 
Costume Design by
Andrea Desroches 
Makeup Department
Julie Beaton-Pachauer .... makeup effects artist: Schminken Studio Inc. (as Julie Beaton)
Jennifer Beebe .... makeup assistant
Paula Demille .... first assistant hair stylist (as Paula De Mille)
Gerald Gibbons .... personal hair stylist: Steven Seagal
Gerald Gibbons .... personal makeup artist: Steven Seagal
Jennifer Kipps .... key makeup artist
Toby Lindala .... key makeup effects: Schminken Studio Inc.
Jess Luka .... second assistant hair stylist
Rosemarie Maldonado .... key hair stylist
Anna Markovitz .... first assistant hair stylist
Candice Stafford .... second assistant hair stylist
Lance Webb .... makeup effects artist: Schminken Studio Inc.
Production Management
Charlotte Clark-Gamache .... post-production supervisor (as Charlotte Gamache)
Michele Futerman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott J. Ateah .... second unit director (as Scott Ateah)
Robert Crippen .... first assistant director
Michelle Fitzpatrick .... second second assistant director
Ryan Kosmynka .... second assistant director
Michelle Nieken .... trainee assistant director
Robert S. Weber .... third assistant director (as Robert Weber)
Art Department
Robert Barton .... on-set dresser
Ryan Casey .... buyer
Doug Currie .... paint coordinator
Christopher di Armani .... props assistant (as Christopher Di Armani)
Clive Edwards .... property master
Gareth Samuels .... on-set dresser
Charlie Schrodt .... set dresser
Brendan Taylor .... lead dresser
Oscar Trainor .... assistant set decorator
Melinda Watts .... truck supervisor
Sound Department
Michael Alcantara .... sound assistant
John Boyle .... sound mixer
Hennie Britton .... foley recordist
Derick Cobden .... sound supervisor
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Matthew Gionet .... sound supervisor
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer
Michael Keeping .... foley artist (as Michael P Keeping)
Christopher Lee .... boom operator (as Chris Lee)
Mario Loubert .... sound effects editor
Chris Ove .... dialogue editor
Vince Renaud .... sound re-recording mixer
Jo Rossi .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Gionet .... background sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tom Blacklock Jr. .... special effects assistant (as Thomas Blacklock)
Tom Blacklock .... special effects coordinator
Patrick Pfrimmer .... special effects first assistant
Eric Vrba .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Emil Chang .... visual effects artist
Douglas Kerr .... senior visual effects artist
Angus Laing .... senior visual effects artist
James McLeod .... visual effects artist (as James Mcleod)
Richard Mintak .... visual effects supervisor
Jon Shaw .... senior visual effects artist
George Tsirogiannis .... visual effects artist
Helen Tzoutis .... visual effects artist
Helen Tzoutis .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Calder .... stunt double: Ilya
Garvin Cross .... stunt coordinator
Glenn Ennis .... stunt double: Ruslan
Nicholas Harrison .... stunt double: Tony (as Nick Harrison)
Paul Lazenby .... stunt actor
Rick Pearce .... stunt double: Pawn Shop Owner
Heath Stevenson .... stunt double: Mikhail
Ed Anders .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Janene Carleton .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Cudmore .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Mike Desabrais .... stunt double: Igor Jijikine (uncredited)
Mike Desabrais .... stunts (uncredited)
David Hooper .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Alexander Mandra .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Dan Rizzuto .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Hugo Steele .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brittany D. Allan .... lamp operator (as Brittany Allan)
Brittany D. Allan .... lighting technician
Dustin Allen .... lamp operator
Nate Chalaturnyk .... grip
Chris Cristobal .... best boy
Carlos Fetherstonhaugh .... grip
Caragh Fitzsimmons .... first assistant camera
Caragh Fitzsimmons .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Caragh Fitzsimmons .... first assistant camera: second unit
Damien Giles .... grip
Kris Grunewald .... grip
Derek Harding .... lamp operator
Martin Hass .... key grip
Curtis Herbert .... dolly grip
James M. Jackson .... best boy electric (as James Jackson)
Scott Jackson .... lamp operator
Stephen Jackson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Steve Jackson)
Stephen Jackson .... director of photography: second unit (as Steve Jackson)
Gilbert Jamault .... generator operator (as Gil Jamault)
Todd Kristianson .... lamp operator
Mike Kruper .... grip
Burton Kuchera .... gaffer
Stephen G. Latta .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Steve Latta)
Robin Lindala .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Caroline Longford .... lamp operator
Mark Lunn .... camera operator: second unit
Mark Lunn .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Aaron Moore .... lamp operator
Ryan Nazar .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Nigel Andrew Niessen .... lamp operator (as Nigel Niessen)
Marc Nolet .... grip
Michelle Ortt .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michelle Ortt .... second assistant camera: second unit
Amanda Paul .... grip
Graham Phair .... lamp operator
Ian Robinson .... video assist
Emmanuelle Rousseau .... camera trainee
Ryan Shabacon .... grip
Robin Smith .... first assistant camera: second unit
Pieter Stathis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jessica Uribe .... grip
Mark Wagner .... rigging gaffer
Katie Yu .... still photographer
Marc Nolet .... leadman grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting (as LA Hilts)
Larissa Mair .... casting associate
Mary Mecher-Carlson .... extras casting assistant (as Mary Mecher)
Sheila Profitt .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Best .... costumer
Marie Hock .... assistant costume designer
Courtney McKenzie .... costume truck supervisor (as Courtney Mckenzie)
Joshana McMahon .... on-set costumer supervisor (as Joshana Mcmahon)
Jennifer K. Sharpe .... costumer: Steven Seagal (as Jennifer Sharpe)
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor
Carey Dickson .... post-production coordinator
Achim Kapitza .... colorist
Jason Koroluk .... on-line editor
Sabrina Pitre .... assistant editor
Ismael Ribeiro .... director of engineering
Kevin Scromeda .... assistant on-line editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ghilas Aiteur .... special equipment captain
Ghilas Aiteur .... transportation co-captain
Ron Buyck .... driver (as Ronnie Buyck)
Dana Christiansen .... driver: cable truck
Kam Dhesi .... transportation captain
Dean Fitzpatrick .... transportation coordinator
Dave Harris .... driver
Mike Heagle .... driver
Rick Menzul .... driver
Andrew Moore .... driver
Andrew Moore .... driver: Steven Seagal
Andrew Moore .... driver: cast
Andrew Moore .... driver: Mr. Seagal
Chris Mullen .... driver
Jim Papadogambros .... driver
Amar Sangha .... driver
Reggie Singh .... driver
John Sorenson .... driver: cast
Other crew
Kellee Alexa-Durrant .... accounting assistant
Grant Astle .... craft service
Grant Astle .... first aid
Ross Bevan .... security
Ron Blecker .... armorer
Valentina Carp .... post-production accountant
Evan Chan .... location production assistant
Doran Chandler .... legal services: Roberts & Stahl
Tom Chavez .... security (as Thomas Chavez)
Meaghan Cochrane .... publicist
Amanda Coletsis .... key production assistant
Peter Conway .... craft service assistant
Peter Conway .... first aid assistant
Ann Marie Crotty .... location production assistant
Binh Dang .... creative consultant
Kyle Fogden .... legal services: Roberts & Stahl
David S. Fullerton .... location manager (as David Fullerton)
Anya Gadison .... extras wrangler
Joe Halpin .... executive consultant
Sean Hanlin .... security coordinator
Michi Hayashi .... second assistant coordinator
Mike Helms .... assistant location manager
Dave Houde .... security
Lan Huynh .... assistant: Mr. Halpin
Malissa Katrynuk .... key production assistant
Harry Kemball .... security
Paul King .... sous chef: Truffles Catering
Ryan Kinley .... chef: Truffles Catering
Hanna Lebo .... sous chef: Truffles Catering
Tiffany Leong .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Sarah Long .... location production assistant (as Sara Long)
Oliver Lucas .... location production assistant
Scott A. Matthews .... business affairs (as Scott Matthews)
Jim McKeown .... production coordinator (as Jim Mckeown)
Jim McKeown .... unit publicist
Dan Mick .... security
Graham Moffat .... security
Claudia Morgado .... script supervisor
David Neil .... chef: Truffles Catering
David Okropiridze .... security
Carol Pederson .... production accountant
Yaroslav Poverlo .... voice: additional Russian
Mavis Quek .... production assistant
Jacquelyn Roth .... location production assistant
Farooque Saleemi .... security (as Farocque Saleemi)
Mike Sandyke .... craft service assistant
Mike Sandyke .... first aid assistant
Nadav-Sacha Santo .... location production assistant
Devi Singh .... assistant: Mr. Shaw
Richard Smith .... security
Justin Szilagyi .... security
Anah Teele .... first assistant coordinator
Lilian Umurungi .... business affairs assistant
D. Aubrey White .... location production assistant
Chris Whitelaw .... photo double: Ruslan
Mike Witherington .... security
Margot Hand .... business affairs (uncredited)
David Hinschberger .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sumeet Vats .... production assistant (uncredited)
D. Aubrey White .... production assistant (uncredited)
David W. Hamilton .... the producers would like to thank: Focus Insurance

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Also Known As:
"Ruslan" - Australia (DVD title), USA (working title)
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Rated R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexuality/nudity
98 min
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40 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Actual quote from Seagal in this movie – "I'm kind of a dinosaur…", 9 May 2009
Author: Michael DeZubiria ( from Luoyang, China

So about a year ago I set out on a fallacy-ridden quest to watch every movie that Seagal has ever made, and while this has not exactly made for much high-quality entertainment, it has definitely given me a unique perspective on the evolution of Seagal's storied career. Although one of the first of Seagal's new generation of films that I watched was Urban Justice, which showed an aging and widening Seagal lurking around Los Angeles seeking a two- dimensional revenge for his son's murder, and Driven to Kill, as indicated by the title, is pretty much about exactly the same thing. Except this time the son is a daughter. Oh and he's a NOVELIST. Did I mention that? Did Stephen King write this thing?

My initial response to learning that Seagal plays a successful novelist was shock that they actually took my advice and tried to top Against the Dark for stupid story ideas, but it actually turned out to be one of the best things in the movie. The funniest things, anyway. Don't get me wrong, I have much more respect for Seagal than most people do. I have always been a fan of his films ever since I was a kid and he was making hardened action movies and I even still enjoy them now that they are growing less and less distinguishable from each other. But seeing Seagal's considerable mass parked in front of a computer while his meaty hands prance across the keys was quite a spectacle indeed. I would venture to guess that Seagal has never sat in front of a keyboard in his life!

Sure this is a digression, but it calls into question his logical thinking in the movie's opening scene. He is sitting with his daughter, to whom he is still the greatest man on earth, and she asks him to explain how he does that old trick with the three upside down paper cups, one of which has a metal spike in it. She moves the cups around with all possible slowness, challenging him to lose track of it, and then he slams his hand down on one of the cups, which smashes harmlessly. "How do you do it?" she asks incredulously. "The trick," he says, "is to just not give a f#%k."

Or, more likely, the trick is to not understand that one false move and your writing career will be in grave danger because your sluggish typing will now have to be done with one hand.

The plot from Hard to Kill is recycled into this one. Seagal plays a former Russian mobster named Ruslan, and when an attack leaves his daughter barely clinging to life, he insists that her attackers can't know she's dead in order to aid his revenge plot, which takes up the rest of the movie. Complicating matters is the fact that her daughter is set to marry the son of Ruslan's former gangster arch-enemy, who may have been behind the attack in the first place. Ruslan is torn from a charming life of living in his sun-drenched beach-house and meandering his fingers across his keyboard and back into a life of crime.

Seagal's performance is uninspired at best, but he has made a career out of uninspired performances. Or at least his career has fizzled out into one uninspired performances. Van Damme has done the same thing, but he changed everything in the outstanding 2008 film JCVD. This is what Seagal needs to do now to win back his respect as an actor, make something real and quit pumping out the lumpy, direct-to-DVD cheeseballs.

The rest of the actors are beside the point, they run distant second billing to an actor who passed his prime nearly 15 years ago (it happened in 1996, in case you're wondering), and so don't really merit being mentioned here. But a bigger problem is that the movie does that maddening thing where there are foreign characters, Russian, in this case, who switch back and forth at random between speaking Russian and speaking bad English. If you're going to make a movie with foreign characters, just start it out in their language and then casually switch to English for the rest of the movie, like in The Hunt For Red October, or just have them speak their own language for the entire movie and subtitle it. Switching back and forth just calls attention to it.

More importantly, the action is badly screwed up. There is nothing quite so boring as these stupid shoot-outs where a lot of guys take turns spraying machine gun fire at each other, taking turns pumping all their bullets into the walls and then hiding so the other guy can shoot his gun equally harmlessly. It's like a road where every single car is blowing it's horn. No one really pays attention anymore, it just becomes noise.

But if nothing else, you gotta watch the movie for the scene in a strip club. Seagal and the bad guy's son go to a strip club and go to a private room together with a stripper, and you should see how uncomfortable Seagal looks it is HILARIOUS!

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