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Shakedown (2002)

In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation, and the F.B.I. calls in Agent Alec 'Mac' Mckay to follow up the leads. A trained ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wolf Larson ... Agent Alec 'Mac' MacKay
Erika Eleniak ... Julie Hayes
Ron Perlman ... Christopher 'St. Joy' Bellows
Fred Dryer ... General Wolf
Ray Laska ... Agent Greenwood
Morocco Omari ... Tony B
Matt Westmore ... Agent Lee
Brandon Karrer Brandon Karrer ... Scotty Hayes
Moe Irvin ... J
Robert Arce ... Dr. Wilhelm Siebert
Deborah Shelton ... Agent Neal
Sam Scarber ... Agent Taylor
Hugh Hodgin Hugh Hodgin ... Crozier
Charmaine Cruz ... Ms. Grant
Rachel Riley ... Hostage Girl
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Storyline

In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation, and the F.B.I. calls in Agent Alec 'Mac' Mckay to follow up the leads. A trained virologist, he discovers the culprit is one of the world's top researchers. He discovers the man has a safety box in a bank vault and a trap is laid to capture both the doctor and reclaim the virus. Meanwhile, Julie Hayes discovers her do-well brother Scotty has become involved in the plan to rob a bank... The very bank that the F.B.I. is now watching in their bid to reclaim the Pandora virus. An unwilling accomplice, Julie tries to alert the bank staff, unaware that the man she thinks is a bank teller is in fact Mac working undercover. Things go from bad to worse when the errant doctor, looking tense and terrified, arrives with a tall, blond-haired, leather-clad man whom the watching agents identify as St. Joy, the leader of the L.R.A., a well-known doomsday cult. St. Joy wants Pandora. He wants Pandora... Written by Helen Chavez

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bank | virus | fbi | agent | undercover | See All (15) »

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Get ready to rumble in the rubble! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Földindulás See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Califilm,New Concorde See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Katkin: Helicopter pilot. See more »

Quotes

Christopher 'St. Joy' Bellows: God has sent us this quake as the holy prophecies fortold. Shake up the earth, wake up the sinners!
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It's a New War
Written and Performed by Christopher Farrell
Silver Strand Music, BMI
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Really cool movie
12 January 2005 | by evileyefilmguySee all my reviews

I rented this film for one reason alone. I'm a huge fan of Brian Katkin's horror masterpiece, "If I Die Before I Wake"... (the best damn low budget movie, period). I was worried when I saw that this film was produced by Roger Corman. His films usually suck and I expected this one to as well. Despite the no budget (and at times it is really obvious... weak special fx and set design), this movie kicks butt! The acting is top notch. The leads are charming (Wolf Larson) and scary (Ron Pearlman) and you really empathize with the characters. But its the action that rocks. And much like If I Die, Katkin creates such incredible tension that you're neck and shoulders ache by the end of the film... (the hostage stand-off scene is my favorite, when Pealman is knocking off prisoners one by one and the hero tries to take him out but has only one bullet with no clear shot). After listening to the director's commentary (with the film's composer, who deserves kudos as well), I really understand the problems and frustrations of trying to do good work with so many elements working against you. I wish Hollywood would wake up and give this guy a shot at a real movie, instead of turning to commercial and rock video "directors" who puke out stylish but souless drivel.


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