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The Foreigner (2003)

A freelance agent must transport a package for a mysterious employer, leading him into a web of betrayal and deceit.

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Michael Oblowitz

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Darren Campbell (as Darren O. Campbell)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jonathan Cold
Max Ryan ... Dunoir
Harry Van Gorkum ... Jerome Van Aken
Jeffrey Pierce ... Sean Cold
Anna-Louise Plowman ... Meredith Van Aken
Sherman Augustus ... Mr. Mimms
Gary Raymond ... Jared Olyphant
Philip Dunbar Philip Dunbar ... Alexander Marquee
Izabela Okrasa Izabela Okrasa ... Clarissa Van Aken
Grzegorz Kowalczyk ... Rolls Royce Driver
Dianna Camacho ... Hotel Clerk Imke
Deobia Oparei ... The Stranger
Grzegorz Emanuel ... Jonathan Look Alike
Przemyslaw Saleta ... Security Guard
Jan Jurewicz ... Man with Porsche
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Storyline

Jonathon Cold is a freelance agent hired by a mysterious man to deliver a package from France to Germany. The contents of the package remain undisclosed, even between employer and employee, but whatever it contains seems to be attracting a swarm of political corruption, backstabbing bad guys and murder. However, Cold knows he must stay one step ahead of the evil powers at work, whoever they are, no matter what the cost, as it increasingly becomes a game of step on or be stepped on. Written by davidgraham83@hotmail.com

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If they think they can stop him, they're dead wrong.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Poland

Language:

English | Danish | German | Polish

Release Date:

20 June 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foreigner See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$16,700,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one of the last scenes when Meredith is attacked by the Danes you can clearly hear one of them say: "Bind kællingen!" Which is actually Danish and means "Tie the bitch up!" See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Dunoir and Cold at the end of the movie, the knife Dunoir pulls is clearly a rubber training knife (note how it wobbles side to side during the slow motion portions; it is also uncharacteristically thick). See more »

Quotes

Jonathon Cold: Jared, aren't you a little old for this cloak-and-dagger shit?
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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21/2 Stars. Very polished production, good action film.
6 May 2004 | by soundsgood1See all my reviews

This is one of those films that makes me wonder about the integrity of a lot of film reviewers. In this very same forum, you will find a guy who talks about all of the Steven Seagal films he has seen that he didn't like. Then why watch his movies? It's as if every action film is supposed to live up to the Godfather movies or something. I just don't get it. This film was a pleasure to see. A very polished and professional production. The movie has some interesting plot twists that no doubt can get the lazy of mind in a twist, waiting for the pieces to come together. But like all good directors, Michael Oblowitz makes you wait to the END of the film to find out the answers. As opposed to the BEGINNING of the film like some of the savant reviewers seem to think it should be. In my opinion Steven Seagal is one of the few action movie people who actually made significant improvement in acting skills as their careers developed. You want to see exceptional acting? Watch Steven in the scene from Glimmer Man, when as Jack Cole he tells his wife that he is going to have to tell his kids that their mother is dead. If you can watch that scene and honestly say that you think he can't act, then maybe you should stick to the Oscars. And even then, just about every actor that has won an Oscar has had their share of stinkers. Seagal makes great action films. Certainly better than most of the Chuck Norris films, most of the Stalone films, and most of the Schwarzenegger films (his comedy is good but Arnolds action acting on his best day isn't as good as Seagals).


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