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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.

Director:

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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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 »

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References Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) See more »

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Wrap Your Chops
Written and Performed by CHORDS / M. TINGSEK
Produced by Breakmechanix
Published by Juju Publishing / Warner Chapelle Music Scandinavia Copyright Control
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Bad from beginning to the end
18 October 2013 | by MaziunSee all my reviews

This movie was inspired by the Rampart scandal, which refers to widespread corruption in the CRASH (or Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) anti-gang unit of the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) Rampart Division in the late 1990s. It doesn't change the fact that this is another brainless action movie about corruption in police. The plot has been done countless times before with better results. The script is full of clichés and twists that you can see coming a mile away.

"Direct action" looks extremely cheap. There's no interesting locations. All you'll get is residential areas and some abandoned factories. Funny thing - The opening credits feature all the fight sequences and action stunts that you will later see again in the movie. Also at the beginning of the movie, a thug that Lundgren beats up can be seen wearing a Punisher t-shirt emblazoned with the famous skull design. Dolph Lundgren played the title role in "The Punisher".

All in all it's a typical cheap direct-to-video-action movie. Better watch paint dry. I give it 1/10.


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