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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... See more »

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Sgt. Frank Gannon
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Billie Ross
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Bryant
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Sgt. Ed Grimes
Conrad Dunn ...
Captain Stone
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Espinoza
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Agent Bill
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Phil, Agent in Charge
Natacha La Ferriere ...
Adrianna
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LoPresti
Stacey Coke ...
Loretta Grimes
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Carter (as Joseph Luna Griffin)
Vanessa Thompson ...
Katy
Tim Sell ...
Hardcase #1
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Hardcase #2
Ian Alden ...
Hardcase #3
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Khalid Manseur
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Lt. Webb
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Old Cafe Owner
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US Attourney
Richard Fagon ...
Pimp
Roy Lewis ...
Mayor
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Big Biker
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Man
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Mr. Woo
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Hardcase #4 (as Ed Queffelec)
Gary Brennan ...
Customer (Thomas)
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Reporter
Blie A.M. Nile ...
Car Chase Afghani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyson Fennell ...
Katy's Brother
Richard Collier ...
Khalid Manseur (mechanic) (uncredited)
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Afghani 3 (terrorist) (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney J. Furie

Written by

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Greg Mellott ... (screenplay)
 
Sidney J. Furie ... (story)

Produced by

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Shane Cardwell ... associate producer
Gary Howsam ... producer
Paul Jennison ... associate producer
Avi Lerner ... executive producer
Lewin Webb ... co-producer

Music by

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Adam Nordén

Cinematography by

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Curtis Petersen

Film Editing by

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Saul Pincus
Nick Rotundo

Editorial Department

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Lex Batten ... film timer
Anita Malhotra ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Dean E. Fronk
Marjorie Lecker
Donald Paul Pemrick

Art Direction by

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Abbie Weinberg

Set Decoration by

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Monique Roy

Costume Design by

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Emily Cade

Makeup Department

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Randy Daudlin ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Paul Spike Lees ... production manager
Deanna Strong ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Jay Hebert ... second assistant director
Karl Jason ... first assistant director
Ann Karpynczyk ... third assistant director (as Anne Karpynczyk)

Art Department

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Jean Brophey ... on-set dresser
Britt Doughty ... trainee assistant art director
J. Ryan Halpenny ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Richard Calistan ... adr recordist
Alan deGraaf ... re-recording mixer
John Dykstra ... foley engineer
John Elliot ... foley assistant
John Gare ... re-recording mixer
Brian Hanish ... boom operator
Alan Hardiman ... supervising sound editor
Sid Lieberman ... foley artist
Jim McBride ... adr recordist
Arnie Stewart ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Max Macdonald ... special effects coordinator (as Max MacDonald)

Stunts

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Nick Alachiotis ... stunts
Shane Cardwell ... stunt coordinator
Thomas Kane ... stunts
Danny Lima ... stunts
Layton Morrison ... stunt performer
Simon Northwood ... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec ... stunt performer / utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Aaron Barnett ... epk
Filip Dobosz ... assistant camera
Henry Fong ... best boy electric
David McNeil ... gaffer
Curtis Petersen ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Krisztina M. Neglia ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Linda Filippelli ... wardrobe assistant
Charlotte Hashem ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Maureen Doherty ... location manager

Transportation Department

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Lowell Greenspoon ... driver: Mr. Lundgren

Other crew

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Karl Brown ... set mechanic
Barry Evans ... fight director
Claude Forest ... insurance broker
Paul Jennison ... production accountant
Dahla MacKenna ... educational supervisor
Valentin Nedialkov ... weapons specialist
Simon Northwood ... body double
Wayne Pells ... script supervisor
Nina Sparks ... post delivery supervisor
Louis Taylor ... production assistant
Ron White ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Can One Man Make A Difference? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Black Scorpion (Japan, English title)
  • Direct action - Corrupción al límite (Spain)
  • Напролом (Russia)
  • Спешни мерки (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Gyilkos hajsza (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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. 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Making of 'Direct Action' (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Idiot Savant See more »

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