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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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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
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 S. Walter .... stunt performer
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
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)
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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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49 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Solid effort from Seagal., 19 October 2009
Author: Thomas Jolliffe (supertom-3) from Marlow, England

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. ***

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