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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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Solid Ensemble Action!
30 May 2002 | by wgg-1See all my reviews

"Redemption" marks the welcomed return of three action movie icons Richard Norton, Cynthia Rothrock, and Don Wilson - in an L.A. police drama about a SWAT cop (Wilson) who strays. Wilson acts recklessly on the job, endangering his partners, and rubs rulebook cop Norton the wrong way. Wilson's cowboy attitude causes the death of a colleague.

He loses his LAPD job and resorts to the underworld and a mob boss (Chris Penn) for the income he needs to stay afloat. Inevitably Wilson's lapse into crime collides with his former life and his friends on the Force. The movie's best heroic support comes from Norton, who effectively balances his character's integrity with the jealously he harbors for Wilson's higher rank. "Cybertracker" was the last Norton- Wilson pairing, in which they played adversaries, and this picture demonstrates that a movie can always use two great screen heroes. Though the screen time shared by martial arts legends Norton, Wilson & Rothrock is brief, "Redemption" will get an extended cheer from fans.

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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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