MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,526 this week

The Keeper (I) (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  3 October 2009 (Japan)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 3,230 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 29 critic

Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 03 Jul 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Keeper" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Keeper (2009)

The Keeper (2009) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Keeper.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Into the Sun (2005)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought into investigate.

Director: mink
Stars: Steven Seagal, Takao Ohsawa, Juliette Marquis
The Foreigner (2003)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A freelance agent must transport a package for a mysterious employer, leading him into a web of betrayal and deceit.

Director: Michael Oblowitz
Stars: Steven Seagal, Harry Van Gorkum, Max Ryan
Submerged (Video 2005)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Chris Kody, the world's best mercenary, is freed from prison -- but there's a catch. Kody must use his lethal weapons and fighting skills to stop a group of terrorists who have taken over a nuclear sub.

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Steven Seagal, Christine Adams, William Hope
Belly of the Beast (Video 2003)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An ex-CIA agent's quest to find his kidnapped daughter leads him on a trail of political intrigue, corruption, danger and betrayal; he will stop at nothing to save her.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Steven Seagal, Byron Mann, Monica Lo
Black Dawn (Video 2005)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.

Director: Alexander Gruszynski
Stars: Steven Seagal, Tamara Davies, John Pyper-Ferguson
Out for a Kill (Video 2003)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.

Director: Michael Oblowitz
Stars: Steven Seagal, Michelle Goh, Corey Johnson
Out of Reach (Video 2004)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.

Director: Po-Chih Leong
Stars: Steven Seagal, Ida Nowakowska, Agnieszka Wagner
Mercenary for Justice (Video 2006)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.

Director: Don E. FauntLeRoy
Stars: Steven Seagal, Jacqueline Lord, Roger Guenveur Smith
Ticker (2001)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.

Director: Don Michael Paul
Stars: Morris Chestnut, Steven Seagal, Matt Battaglia
The Patriot (1998)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A respected doctor must race against time to find a cure for a lethal virus, unleashed by a paramilitary militia leader.

Director: Dean Semler
Stars: Steven Seagal, L.Q. Jones, Gailard Sartain
A Good Man (Video 2014)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander (Seagal) goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex in Romania. But when ... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Ron Balicki, Radu Banzaru, Claudiu Bleont
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Nikita Wells
...
Mason Silver
...
Manuelo (as Johnny Hector)
...
Conner Wells (as Stephan Duvall)
...
Jason Cross
...
Detective Simon Pacheco
...
Regina
Tomas Sanchez ...
Jorge
...
Victor
...
Nurse
...
Captain James (as Charlie Brown)
...
Socialite #1
...
Police Officer #1
Angela Serrano ...
Asian Massage Girl
Edit

Storyline

Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked to work as a bodyguard for the daughter of a wealthy businessman. The businessman had been a colleague of Sallinger years before, when they were both cops. When mobsters kidnap the businessman's daughter, he hunts them down to rescue her and protect her. Written by Voltage Pictures

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 October 2009 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Sous haute protection  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second film in which Liezl Carstens co-starred with Steven Seagal. They first acted together in Urban Justice, in which Carstens played Linda, the wife of Simon Ballister's (Steven Seagal) son. See more »

Goofs

About halfway through the film, the other characters in the film begin to refer to Seagal's character, Roland Sallinger, as "Roland Ballinger" for no particular reason. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Out of Reach (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Solid effort from Seagal.
19 October 2009 | by (Marlow, England) – See all my reviews

The Keeper: Seagal's delivers another film. The regularity of his releases brings a sense of excitement (well, to Seagal's fans anyway) but also trepidation. Will it have dubbing? Will it have doubling? Will it just plain old suck? On the most part, Seagal's DTV release normally tick a yes to all those questions. In recent years, Pistol Whipped and Renegade Justice were watchable exceptions. Pistol Whipped in particular was almost worthy of Seagal films of old. His last two have been pretty poor. Kill Switch was abysmal, while Driven To Kill was mediocre, suffering from lacklustre direction, poor cast, an all too whispery Seagal, and terrible editing. So does the Keeper deliver? On the whole…yes! Okay, this film isn't great by any stretch. But it's serviceable, and it kicks ass as well. Seagal actually has a bit of character in this, and shows off a bit more of the charisma that made him a star. As well as that, the co-stars are better than in his last few films, while the previous company he worked with, for Kill Switch, and Driven To Kill, has a reputation for half-assing. At least for The Keeper, there's a greater sense of effort to make something that delivers for the fans.

The Keeper opens with a worrying start. Dubbing! Oh dear lord! Not dubbing. However it's just in the beginning few lines, and in truth it's a couple of lines that are really needlessly added in. There was only one other moment later in the film I noticed any, but again, it was pointlessly added in. Mr Stand in still gets some screen time of course, but not that much. I'm also pretty sure, Seagal's double was given a supporting role in the film as another character, because one of the cast looks like he could double for Seagal for behind shots.

But anyway, The Keeper is a Seagal film, and first and foremost, it needs to kick ass. And it does. The action has a bit of punch to it. The gun fights are quick and punchy, while the fights are bone-breaking and violent. Sometimes in Seagal films, they stretch the action scenes out, and make them dull, when short and snappy would be better, particularly in hiding the budget. Generally here, the action is short and to the point. The only problem is, that the film could have done with more action, as the pace drags at times. There aren't many fights, but they are tightly edited, and Seagal beats the hell out of the bad guys. There's not quite some of the ingenuity to the fights that we saw in Pistol Whipped, which is a shame.

Keoni Waxman does a service-able job in direction. He's got more of an eye for direction than Seagal's previous director, Jeff King (who's first name is actually Wan). Truthfully he never does anything beyond okay, but in DTV land, that can be a blessing. And in fairness to him, he never does anything that's too lame. Seagal himself seems more interested in what he's doing here. He's back to his badass self, and showing some charisma again too. He won't be winning any Oscars, but at least there is some sort of character for him, and the film manages to throw in some moments of humour too. His last couple of films were slightly wretched to be honest. Elsewhere, the music is not too bad, and the film is his best looking one for a while (the main disappointment on Pistol Whipped was that it was shot on Super 16).

Overall though, this is a decent DTV film. It delivers what you'd expect. Some action, and some badassedness. The plot is simple, and again, for Seagal, that is better. No CIA intrigue sub plots to drag the film down. It also avoids the usual Seagal, revenge line, that's become a little tiresome for him. Early on in the film there's a few moments in the plotting that are just really, really (and I mean really) dumb, but they don't really drag the film down too much. At least The Keeper delivers the minimum you'd want and expect from Seagal. As for Seagals next two DTV specials, he'll be back with director, Keoni Waxman, which is a good sign. On The Run looks more action packed, so hopefully won't suffer the pacing issues of this film. It might lack some of the character of this one though. ***


50 of 65 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone notice Rolland's name was changed half way through the movie? weringo
trailer jimmyireland99
Lets be honest it was stil probably worse than your average action flick irishace05
Posted my review laser_center_2
Reviews? marcodekkers
filming in Santa Fe, NM beressa02
Discuss The Keeper (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?