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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

Writers:

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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Taglines:

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

Released theatrically in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References The Punisher (1989) See more »

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Idiot Savant
Written and Performed by CHORDS
Produced by Breakmechanix
Published by Juju Publishing / Warner Chapelle Music Scandinavia Copyright Control
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you know it's bad from the beginning
25 September 2005 | by vdeogmrlrSee all my reviews

You know an action movie is going to be horrible if the soundtrack mainly consists of rap. This movie starts off with rap and has it playing through most of the movie, it's unbearable and really brought down my vote. While watching the opening credits, along with the rap soundtrack, you get treated to all the fighting scenes in the movie so before the movie even starts you've seen pretty much all of the action which is what's supposed to draw you into this movie. While the angle of looking at a drivers face through the rear view isn't a bad shot to use, the director really overdoes the shot by using it every time someone is in a car and more than once each time. The story is decent but nothing special and isn't strong enough to keep you through all the crap. It's too bad Dolph had done this movie, he wants to keep a low profile in the movie industry but this is the absolute wrong way to do it.


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