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Direct Action (2004)

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Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

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Sidney J. Furie

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Greg Mellott (screenplay), Sidney J. Furie (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Sgt. Frank Gannon
Polly Shannon ... Billie Ross
Donald Burda ... Bryant
Rothaford Gray ... Sgt. Ed Grimes
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Captain Stone
Walter Alza ... Espinoza
Alex Karzis ... Agent Bill
Larry Day ... Phil, Agent in Charge
Natacha La Ferriere Natacha La Ferriere ... Adrianna
Daniel Kash ... LoPresti
Stacey Coke Stacey Coke ... Loretta Grimes
Joseph Griffin ... Carter (as Joseph Luna Griffin)
Vanessa Thompson Vanessa Thompson ... Katy
Tim Sell Tim Sell ... Hardcase #1
Jim Codrington ... Hardcase #2
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Storyline

Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

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Can One Man Make A Difference?

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

GFT Entertainment

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2005 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Amesi drasi See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dolph Lundgren almost co-directed the film and supervised the post-production. See more »

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Throughout the movie, cars and other vehicles are shot multiple times with pistols, shotguns, and submachine guns, but display almost no bullet holes. See more »

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Referenced in The Task: Pilot (2016) See more »

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Get u Awn
Written and Performed by CHORDS / MASTA ACE & PUNCHLINE
Produced by Breakmechanix
Published by Juju Publishing / Warner Chapelle Music Scandinavia Copyright Control / Damasta Music (ASCAP) / Fruit Punch Publishing (BMI)
MASTA ACE appears courtesy of Yosumi Records
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strictly by the book
26 May 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Dolph Ludgren is Frank Gannon, a cop who was in the D.A.U (Direct Action Unit) a special unit of elite cops focusing on gang violence, drugs, and prostitution. Billie Ross (Polly Shannon) is a female detective trainee who Gannon is assigned to show the ropes to. Other cops are after him after he goes to the feds and rolls over on his fellow boys in blue. One of my friends in the UK sent this to me saying that he liked it and he think I would too. Plus he knows I like seeing movies before they're released in the states. What I saw was a fairly standard cop action drama flick. But a better than average as far as Dolph Lungren is concerned. Not a surprise that it went straight to video in the least, as it adds nothing new to the genre at all and the whole film is strictly routine.

My Grade: C-


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