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The Keeper -- Steven Seagal (Driven to Kill) unleashes his wrath and his fists in this fast-paced thriller about an ex-cop caught in a web of deceit, racism and murder. Full of high-octane stunts and eye-popping action, The Keeper is a nonstop adrenaline rush!
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Release Date:
3 October 2009 (Japan) See more »
Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Solid but Unspectacular DTV with one really bizarre error See more (27 total) »


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Steven Seagal ... Roland
Liezl Carstens ... Nikita Wells

Arron Shiver ... Mason Silver

Johnnie Hector ... Manuelo (as Johnny Hector)

Steph DuVall ... Conner Wells (as Stephan Duvall)

Luce Rains ... Jason Cross

Kevin Wiggins ... Detective Simon Pacheco
Trine Christensen ... Regina

Tomas Sanchez ... Jorge

Rio Alexander ... Victor

Jessica Williams ... Nurse
Charlie B. Brown ... Captain James (as Charlie Brown)

Seri DeYoung ... Socialite #1

David Manzanares ... Police Officer #1
Angela Serrano ... Asian Massage Girl

Patrick Mulderrig ... Young Cop
Kisha Sierra ... Rosita
Marc Mouchet ... Lawyer (as Mark Mouchet)
Michael-David Aragon ... Scar

Eb Lottimer ... Tory Harris

Brian Keith Gamble ... Trevor

Alexandria Morrow ... Hooker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gianni Biasetti Sr. ... Henchman #5 (uncredited)

Kevin Christopher Brown ... Texas Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Jack Brunacini Jr. ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Jim Burleson ... Blondie (uncredited)
Edward A. Duran ... Crew Cut (uncredited)
Daniel J Gonzales ... Guy at bar with hotties (uncredited)

Gilley Grey ... Drug Dealer #2 (uncredited)
Jamie Haqqani ... Police Officer #2 (uncredited)
Alessandra Hayden ... Night Club Dancer (uncredited)
Elwood L. Hoyt ... Senior Detective (uncredited)
Carlton Liggins ... Detective (uncredited)

Michael R. Long ... Henchman # 1 (uncredited)
Gabriel 'Bam Bam' Merendon ... Drug Dealer #1 (uncredited)
Therese Olson ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Brady Romberg ... Lucien (uncredited)

J. Nathan Simmons ... Photographer (uncredited)

Kurly Tlapoyawa ... Drug Dealer #3 (uncredited)
Daniel Van Hart ... Photographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Keoni Waxman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul A. Birkett  written by
Steven Seagal  uncredited

Produced by
Nicolas Chartier .... executive producer
Binh Dang .... co-executive producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... producer
Joe Halpin .... co-executive producer
Tore Knos .... co-producer
Benjamin Sacks .... line producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno .... executive producer
Keoni Waxman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Philip White 
Cinematography by
Nathan Wilson 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
Casting by
Angelique Midthunder 
Production Design by
Gustav Alsina 
Set Decoration by
Susan Magestro 
Makeup Department
Svetlana Britt .... makeup department head
Vanessa Jaramillo .... assistant makeup artist
Yvette Meely .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dickey Beer .... second unit director
James Currier .... 1st assistant director: second unit
Joshua Fritel .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Brett Andrews .... property master
Derek Bensonhaver .... graphic designer
Amy Giedraitis .... props
Andrea Hambuchen .... draper
Stephanie Humphrey-Johnson .... art department production assistant
Grace Lapsys .... art department coordinator
Dale Lotreck .... set dresser
Ben Lowney .... prop consultant
Billy W. Ray .... weapons master (as Billy Ray)
Juan Souter .... leadman
Sound Department
Jacob Anderson .... foley editor
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Steven Avila .... supervising sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Caleb Easter .... sound editor
Kathleen Edwards .... assistant adr supervisor
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Rodney Gurule .... production sound mixer
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Donald Lyles .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... adr mixer
Irene Montero .... foley editor
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Bryon Speller .... dialogue editor
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
John Weitz .... sound utility
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Daniel Holt .... special effects foreman
Margaret Johnson .... special effects coordinator
Randy E. Moore .... special effects director
Renee Moore .... special effects technician
Mike Prawitz .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Manny Dubon .... iq artist
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer
Michael-David Aragon .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator
Tim Bell .... stunts
Gianni Biasetti Sr. .... stunt actor (as Gianni Biasetti)
Mark Brooks .... stunts
Jim Burleson .... stunt performer
Mark Chavarria .... stunt performer
Laurence Chavez .... stunt driver
Matthew Lee Christmas .... stunt performer
Edward A. Duran .... stunts
Ramon Frank .... stunt double
Ramon Frank .... stunt performer
Gilley Grey .... stunt double: Johnny Hector
Dana Hee .... stunt double
Mark Hicks .... stunts
Michael R. Long .... stunt performer
Vincent E. McDaniel .... stunt performer
Gabriel 'Bam Bam' Merendon .... stunt performer
Angelique Midthunder .... stunt double
Rene Mousseux .... stunt double: Steven Seagal
Brady Romberg .... stunt double: Aaron Shiver
Tomas Sanchez .... stunt performer
Mike Seal .... stunt performer
Kurly Tlapoyawa .... stunt performer
Jay Torrez .... stunts
Z. Ray Wakeman .... chase car driver
Michael Sinclair Walter .... stunt performer (as Michael S. Walter)
Willie Weber .... stunt performer
Willie Weber .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Liza Bambenek .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Derek Bensonhaver .... video assist
Chip Byrd .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Erick Castillo .... second assistant: "b" camera
Ursula Coyote .... still photographer
Morgan Davis .... grip
Dan Delgado .... gaffer
Dwight Dollins .... grip
Ian Hanna .... dolly grip
Brett Heicher .... grip
Aaron Lieber .... digital imaging technician
Lea E. Miller .... dolly grip
Mark Mims .... best boy electrician
Brian S. Osmond .... camera operator: "a" camera
Brian S. Osmond .... steadicam operator
Lauren Petzke .... lighting technician
Rob Salviotti .... key second assistant camera
Val Schubert .... key grip
Bryan Smith .... grip
Eric Stillions .... best boy electric
Wade Whitley .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Jim Burleson .... extras casting assistant
Jill Dupont .... casting associate
Joshua Fritel .... casting assistant
Lewie Wickham .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Mulcahy .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Karlo Babakhanian .... iq assist
Eunice Choi .... post-production coordinator
John Dobrich .... assistant editor
Skip Kimball .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Nick Fevola .... additional score mixer
Transportation Department
Walter J. Russell .... driver
Other crew
Lisa Alsop .... base camp assistant
Christopher Burrows .... production assistant
Leandro Di Salvo .... set production assistant
Gregory Doucette .... script supervisor
Joe Freeman .... armorer
Beverly Kizer .... first accountant
Susan Muir .... completion bond guarantor
Marilyn Penn .... post production accountant
Breanna Perera .... office production assistant
Tanana Rivera .... location production assistant
Tanana Rivera .... set production assistant
Hannah Rodananta .... production assistant
Brendan Shepherd .... production coordinator
Hannah Staiger .... assistant: producer
Elias Vigh .... assistant production office coordinator (as Elias Vigil)

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Rated R for strong violence throughout, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use
94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Solid but Unspectacular DTV with one really bizarre error, 11 February 2010
Author: curtis martin from Bothell, Washington, Land of Rain

"The Keeper" is better than most Steven Seagal Direct to Video films (but not as good as any of his theatrical films from back in the day, of course). I mean, anyone who says this is a downturn in quality obviously never saw "Kill Switch" or "Out for a Kill," "Today You Die," or any of the other Seagal DTVs that were so re-dubbed, re-edited, and filled with stock action sequences cut-and-pasted from other films that they were totally incomprehensible. At least "The Keeper" had a basic story you could follow and made sense overall. It's almost at the level of lower tier action flicks like Charles Bronson's "Evil Men Do," or Burt Reynold's "Malone" (and about at the level of Van Damme's "Border Patrol"). Serviceable vehicles for aging action stars. And the film has a tiny bit of Seagal-dubbing at the opening, a few lame supporting performances, and some minor continuity and plot hole problems--the usual for super low budget action flicks. But the leading lady is pretty good--delivers her lines well and is sexy in that gangly, puppet-ish Scarlette Johanssen way). And the guy that plays her dad is channeling Levon Helm, so that's OK. The film's opening, where cop Seagal is shot and then has to train his way back to fighting health, is pretty good, but seems to be from a different movie; none of the characters it introduces appear later on in the movie (in fact, the opening incident isn't even mentioned later on). I suspect that the best parts of two not-that-great screenplays were melded together.

But the really WEIRD error in this otherwise workmanlike flick is that Seagal's character's name, Rolland Sallinger, changes halfway through to Rolland BALLINGER! Just out of nowhere, one of the other actors start calling him "Ballinger" instead of "Sallinger"! This is both the kind of thing you'd expect in a Seagal DTV, given that they are often slapdash, but also exactly what you wouldn't expect! I mean, Seagal's DTVs are notorious for the re-dubbing of dialog and the makers of The Keeper opted not to re-dubb dialog in a case where it actually would have made sense to do so!

All in all, though, this is a passable 90 minutes entertainment for fans of the giant, middle-aged, whispering bada$$ we all secretly love.

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