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Out of Reach (2004)

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Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.


Po-Chih Leong


Trevor Miller





Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... William Lansing
Ida Nowakowska ... Irena Morawska
Agnieszka Wagner ... Kasia Lato
Matt Schulze ... Faisal
Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Ibo
Robbie Gee ... Lewis Morton
Murat Yilmaz Murat Yilmaz ... Azimi
Nick Brimble ... Mister Elgin
Jan Plazalski Jan Plazalski ... Nikki
Shawn Lawrence ... Agent Shepherd
Hanna Dunowska ... Rosie
Frank Hildebrandt Frank Hildebrandt ... Postmaster (as Frank Hildebrand)
Claudia Castel ... Petra (as Klaudia Jakacka)
Jan Janga-Tomaszewski ... Uncle Pawel
Maria Maj ... Mrs. Donata


Vietnam veteran Billy Ray Lancing, a former CSA agent who now works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irina Morawska, a 13-year-old orphaned girl in Poland that he's helping out financially. When the letters suddenly stop coming, Billy heads to Poland to figure out why -- only to discover that the orphanage that Irena was staying in, which is financed by honest -- and unsuspecting -- good-intentioned Samaritans, is a cover for a human trafficking network. Run by a man named Faisal, the operation is worth billions -- girls are sold and traded to the highest bidders from all over the world. Through Billy's letters to Irina, Billy has taught Irina how to use secret codes, which she uses to keep Billy updated on where Faisal is taking her to. That's how Billy stays on Faisal's trail as Billy teams up with local cop Kasia Lato to rescue Irina and the other girls, and bring down Faisal's human trafficking network. Written by Todd Baldridge

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It's a split second between hit or miss.

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


During pre-production, this film was originally known as "The Rescue" and "The Package". See more »


The ITARA Rolodex card is pinned to the map a few shots before it is stolen from the UAN office. See more »


William Lancing: ...And this is a secret passageway.
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A martial arts master in search of a missing child
4 August 2018 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

An American action thriller; Next stop Poland for Steven Seagal. The premise of the film is quite good - a martial arts master and former covert agent turned survivalist in America has lost touch with a young girl/pen pal from an orphanage in Poland. It transpires she has become a missing person. Seagal decides to investigate and track a human trafficking ring into which the young girl has unknowingly entered. "Out of Reach" bears some similarity to the film, "Taken", but it is a low budget production - badly dubbed, poorly edited. poor acting in parts. The story is directed in a style that resembles a fable rather than a feature film. As an action film, tension is at a low ebb and so the detective work becomes the main interest for the viewer. There is a memorable sword fight-off scene at the end: prey vs predator, protagonist vs antagonist, which is set in a white palace and this symbolising of purity as irony is impressive. This sequence is well directed and choreographed. For all its faults, and there are many in the storytelling, there is a heart to the film and an important subject.

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USA | Poland



Release Date:

5 November 2004 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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