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Mark James (written by)
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Release Date:
19 May 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They took his daughter. So he's taking them down. See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

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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)
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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
 
Stunts
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: "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 'Joe' Kuchera .... gaffer (as Burton Kuchera)
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 .... extras casting assistant
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
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
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)
 
Thanks
David W. Hamilton .... the producers would like to thank: Focus Insurance
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ruslan" - Australia (DVD title), USA (working title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Inna Korobkina plays the mother of Laura Mennell but in real life she is almost a year younger than Mennell.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Soundtrack:
Land Of SorrowsSee more »

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55 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Best Seagal in a long time, 3 May 2009
Author: curtis martin from Bothell, Washington, Land of Rain

"Driven to Kill" (originally, and more appropriately, titled "Ruslan") is one of the best Steven Seagal flicks in a long time. Now, after total crap like "Kill Switch" and "Against the Dark," almost anything in focus would seem good. But D2K actually has a lot to recommend it--it has a strong, engaged bada$$ performance by Seagal, one with no obvious body/stunt doubles or voice dubbing, a straightforward story, and the kind of action you'd expect. The direction, while not splashy, is competent (a rarity for recent Seagal flicks).

Now, to be honest, it would take a few more million dollars, a lot of retakes, some recasting of supporting roles, and a car chase or two to make this into a theatrical action-exploitation flick along the lines of "Taken." But for a DTV movie Driven to Kill is actually quite exceptional. And for a Seagal DTV this is up there near the top of the heap with Urban Justice and better than Pistol Whipped. It reminds me of a Charles Bronson low budget mid-80s movie like Murphy's Law. However, the shortcomings that affect all direct to video movies with their short shooting schedules and low budgets also brings D2K down a bit as well. The biggest problem is that about half of the supporting performances are embarrassingly lame--the female police officer and the oily lawyer in particular. And there were also some really strange choices made for the film's score. Upbeat Russian folk music during dramatic and violent beatdowns? Seems odd to me. In fact, sometimes the music behind the action is so ill-fitting that it seems like we're listening to a placeholder score that the filmmakers intended to replace. They might as well have said "hey, get that old polka album--we'll use that music for the part where Ruslan cracks the guy's neck!"

But, despite these flaws, I really enjoyed D2K. It has a small scale old school action vibe that I could get into and little to none of the unintentionally comedic incompetence we have come to expect from Seagal's output over the past decade.

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