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Redemption (2002)

R | | Action | Video 28 May 2002
Tough LA cop John Sato is fired from his elite SWAT team after the accidental death of a fellow officer. When he turns to a life of crime to support both himself and his young son, the choices he makes may lead to deadly consequences.


Art Camacho


Jack Capece




Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... John Sato Collins (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Chris Penn ... Tony Leggio
James Russo ... Capt. Grill
Cynthia Rothrock ... Erin Murphy
Richard Norton ... Tom 'Snake' Sasso
Randy Brooks ... Phillips (as Randolph Brooks)
Sam J. Jones ... The Brick (as Sam Jones)
Carrie Stevens ... Tara
Richard Beattie Richard Beattie ... Nick
Chuck Borden ... Wes
Kevin Knotts Kevin Knotts ... Rat
Khrystyne Haje ... Nancy
Eddie Mui ... Joey Lam
Peter Cunningham ... Junior
Nikki Bokal Nikki Bokal ... April


Agent John Sato ( Don 'The Dragon' Wilson), leader of an assault team of LAPD, is considered responsible for the death of a colleague, took place in the course of action. Expelled from the body and disgraced, John passes the employ of the gangster Tony Leggio (Chris Penn). Written by IvanWong

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Once a Cop... Always a Cop.



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Rated R for language, drug use, sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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A long way to go
22 January 2016 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Tom (Richard Norton) and John (Don 'The Dragon' Wilson) can't decide who is the better leader, when a police squad is fighting drug dealers. The decisive moment is when Murphy (Cynthia Rothrock) is killed - John was responsible for putting her in danger, so he has to leave. He makes a new girlfriend, a high class hooker, and being out of work, the rather desperate John joins the bad guys for a 'job'. Ultimately he wants to redeem himself - as the title says, 'Redemption' is what it's all about. But that's a long way to go...

Great cast including Sam 'Flash Gordon' Jones, Chris Penn and James Russo and basically a good genre movie with not much action, but more attention to the characters. They are not simply good guys and bad guys, everyone has their shades of gray. Tom and John put their personal rivalry over the safety of the team sometimes. However, 'Redemption' doesn't manage to avoid the majority of clichés, you know: failed cop who drinks too much, hooker with a heart of gold etc, so I voted an undecided 5 of 10.

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28 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Al límite de la ley See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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