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Born to Raise Hell -- A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and the Russians, leaving one task force member dead. Fueled with vengeance, he leads us on an action packed thrill ride while avenging his friend's death.


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Writer (WGA):
Steven Seagal (written by)
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Release Date:
11 December 2010 (Japan) See more »
A duty to protect. A hunt for vengeance.
A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Steven Seagal ... Robert 'Bobby' Samuels
Dan Badarau ... Dimitri

Darren Shahlavi ... Costel

D. Neil Mark ... Steve
George Remes ... Ronnie
Claudiu Bleont ... Sorin
Madalina Mariescu ... Tami
Calin Puia ... Christian

Cosmina Pasarin ... Nina
Alexandra Coman ... Dorina
Oana Jidoveanu ... Tatia
Izabela Onicioiu ... Rachel
Karl Baker ... Adrian
Stefan Iancu ... Dimitri's Son
Constantin Barbulescu ... Gall
Elias Ferkin ... Rafi
Zoltan Butuc ... Dada
Irina Antonie ... Wife
Silvia Stanciu ... Dimitri's Wife
Ioan Ionescu ... Darius (as Ioan Andrei Ionescu)
Marius Chivu ... Vlad

Alin Olteanu ... Biker #2
Florian Ghimpu ... Husband #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Dopud ... Biker #1 (uncredited)
Aimée Leigh ... Dancer #3 (uncredited)
Pat Miller ... Biker #3 (uncredited)

Maria-Antoaneta Tudor ... Dancer 2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Lauro Chartrand 
Writing credits
Steven Seagal (written by)

Produced by
Binh Dang .... co-executive producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... producer
Jeff Green .... co-producer
Jeffrey Green .... co-producer
Joe Halpin .... co-producer
Vlad Paunescu .... co-executive producer
Benjamin Sacks .... executive producer (as Benjamin F. Sacks)
Steven Seagal .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Neilson 
Cinematography by
Eric J. Goldstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Trevor Mirosh 
Casting by
Floriela Grapini 
Production Design by
Serban Porupca 
Art Direction by
Vlad Roseanu 
Set Decoration by
Andreea Hillerin  (as Andreea Cazacu)
Costume Design by
Ana Maria Cucu 
Makeup Department
Alexandra Barladeanu .... hair stylist assistant (as Alexandra Barladianu)
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist: Romania (as Dana Busoiu)
Anastasia Eremciuc .... makeup assistant
Letitia Ghenea .... key hair stylist
John L. Healy .... key makeup artist: US (as John Healy)
John L. Healy .... makeup supervisor (as John Healy)
Ionel Popa .... prosthetic makeup
Ticulina Truica .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Cristian Bostanescu .... executive in charge of production: Romania (as Cristi Bostanescu)
Adrian Conerth .... unit production manager
Eric Maran .... post-production supervisor (as Eric MacDonald)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Brown .... first assistant director
Simona Dinu .... second assistant director
Mihaela Mihai .... third assistant director
Art Department
Vasile Alexandru .... buyer (as Vasile Alexandru 'Ciumara')
Ioan Barladeanu .... specialty props
Bostina Florin .... construction supervisor (as Florin Bostina)
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
Stefan Gheorghe .... swing gang #4
Marius Gherman .... swing gang #1
Adi Handac .... props
Constantin Marian .... swing gang #3
Iasar Memedali .... buyer
Luiza Soporeanu .... assistant set decorator trainee
Titi Staicu .... swing gang #2
Marius Trandafir .... leadman (as Trandafir Marius)
George Vasile .... foreman
Sound Department
Kevin Belen .... assistant sound editor
Kelly Cole .... sound re-recording mixer
Graeme Duffy .... walla director
Javier Marin Leyton .... foley artist
Javier Marin Leyton .... foley editor
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher M. Ray .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Chris Ray)
Christopher M. Ray .... foley mixer (as Chris Ray)
Special Effects by
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Ionel Popa .... special effects makeup
Catalin Banghia .... stunt actor: Restaurant Thug 2 (as Catalin Benghia)
Florin Barcun .... stunt actor: Costel Thug 3/Restaurant Thug 3
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt performer
Florian Ciprian .... stunt double
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Razvan Gheorghiu .... stunt actor: Restaurant Thug 1
Dian Hristov .... stunt double: Bobby (as Diyan Hristov)
Mihai Iliescu .... stunt performer
Doru Raceala .... stunt cars coordinator
Florin Stancu .... stunt actor
Nicolae Stoica .... stunts
Vasilescu Valentin .... stunt coordinator (as Vali Vasilescu)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cristiana Apostol .... still photographer
Calin Catalin .... gaffer
Catalin Chiorean .... electrician
Dustin Cross .... digital imaging technician
Alexandru Durac .... camera operator
Catalin Kislinger .... camera operator: "c" camera
Stefan Mangar .... camera operator
Nathan McTague .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Liviu Pojoni Jr. .... camera operator: "a" camera
Valentin Simeonov .... video assist operator
Casting Department
Laura Grosu .... extras casting
Liliana Toma .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Ciobanu .... dresser: 1
Oana Draghici .... costume supervisor
Doina Raducut .... dresser: 2 (as Diona Raducut)
Editorial Department
Trevor Mirosh .... editor
Thor Roos .... digital intermediate artist
Darryl Whetung .... first assistant editor
Transportation Department
Zamfir Cornel .... assistant picture car coordinator
Other crew
Razvan Badea .... base camp coordinator
Andra Barbuica .... script supervisor
Doran Chandler .... legal counsel
Andreea Iordache .... location manager
Daniela Soare .... extras coordinator
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno .... financial consultant
Chris Whitelaw .... photo double: Bobby

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

In an online interview with the Budomate website, Darren Shahlavi claimed his climactic fight scene with Steven Seagal was limited by time restrictions of the production schedule.See more »
Continuity: In the bar scene at the end when the bar tender comes out and gets hit with the shot gun and is flying in the air, the camera switches to a side view and it appears that the glass shelf he falls into starts to break before he hits it.See more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Born to make the same movie over and over again., 18 April 2011
Author: Hellmant from United States

'BORN TO RAISE HELL': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Another generic Steven Seagal action film, in this one he plays an Interpol agent caught in the middle of a Russian and Gypsy street gang war in Eastern Europe. Seagal also wrote the script while veteran stuntman and actor Lauro Chartrand makes his directorial debut. Another up and coming martial arts star Darren Shahlavi co-stars as the movie's villain. The action scenes are decent but the story is tired and dull. If you're an action junkie and or Seagal fan you probably won't be disappointed though.

Seagal stars as Samuel Axel, an Interpol agent recently put on assignment in Eastern Europe. He's also breaking in a new partner, a rookie named Steve (D. Neil Mark) who's also expecting a child. The two are a part of a special task force investigating gun and dope smugglers in the Balkans. Their prime interests are a Gypsy gang leader named Costel (Shahlavi) and a Russian gang leader called Dimitri (Dan Badarau, who shares a striking resemblance with Marlon Brando). When things get messy Axel is forced to resort to unconventional measures in order to get the job done.

Like I said Seagal is credited for writing the script but it's basically just parts of a dozen other movies pieced together. The story is irrelevant and about as forgettable as they come. The action scenes are entertaining none the less. A much better fight scene could have been choreographed between Seagal and Shahlavi though. What we get is routine and could have been filmed with anyone opposite Seagal. What a waste of talent! Still the movie was made for just $10 million and say what you will about Seagal's career but his movies continue to be profitable successes. This is just one of many that will soon blur in with all the others but during the 90 minutes I spent watching it it was mildly entertaining.

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