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Clementine (2004)

Kim is a Taekwondo champion who decides to give up his fighting career for good in order to take care of his daughter Sa Rang. But when an evil gambling kingpin kidnaps Sa Rang, Kim must ... See full summary »

Director:

Du-yeong Kim

Writer:

Hye-rim Eun
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Credited cast:
Dong-jun Lee Dong-jun Lee ... Kim (as Jun Lee)
Steven Seagal ... Jack Miller
Hye-ri Kim Hye-ri Kim
Seo-woo Eun Seo-woo Eun ... SaRang
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi
Ho Lim
Hyeok-pil Lim Hyeok-pil Lim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Halpin ... Bodyguard #1
Nick Hermz
So-yeon Kim So-yeon Kim
Simon Rhee ... Korean Man in Crowd
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Kim is a Taekwondo champion who decides to give up his fighting career for good in order to take care of his daughter Sa Rang. But when an evil gambling kingpin kidnaps Sa Rang, Kim must agree to fight in a rigged boxing match in exchange for Sa Rang's freedom. Kim now finds himself face to face with "King of the Cage" fighter Jack Miller. A man who has never lost. Written by Robert Olsson <revisorrob@hotmail.com>

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Action | Drama

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Steven Seagal bet that Clementine would be a huge blockbuster success in the United States, and swore that if it wasn't he'd never do another starring theatrical role again. See more »

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Jack Miller: You're going down.
Kim: Not today.
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Easily the worst film Steven Segal has appeared in, but he's in it for maybe 10 minutes total. This is one to avoid.
4 August 2006 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Let's start with a warning: If you're looking to see this for Steven Seagal then rent it or borrow it do not buy it because you will be majorly disappointed. Seagal is on screen for maybe ten minutes if you include all of the shots of him on TV monitors. If you don't count the monitors its a couple of minutes less, and its a not very good fight scene.

The real star of the movie is Dong-jun Lee who is a karate champion who lost in a rigged match (which I think was against Seagal). The match occurred as his wife/girlfriend went into labor and gave birth to their daughter. The wife/girlfriend dies on the delivery table and the girl was put into an orphanage from which Lee retrieves her. Years pass and Lee becomes a cop. After he breaks heads while making a bust he is forced to retire from the force and turns to cage fighting to pay off his debts to the people who's heads he broke. He's such a good fighter (yea right) that the mob wants him to fight the world champion Steven Seagal. However in between all of that is a great deal of soap opera as the mother is found not to be dead and wants to get her little girl back (or some such nonsense).

Its awful.In between hitting the fast forward to get to something interesting and watching badly acted scenes at normal speed I sat there slack jawed at just how incredibly stupid this movie is. What kind of movie is it? Comedy? Family Drama? Its not really an action film. What is Seagal doing in this movie? If he did it for a paycheck he got all of the money. My guess is that this was suppose to be a family drama of some sort and somehow Seagal got roped in to doing a days shooting. The producers were happy because they now had a film that they could market as a Steven Seagal flick. Since there is no real release outside of Asia my guess is that anyone looking to release this saw it for what it was and dropped it. You will not be seeing this any time soon playing on American TV (or any other TV for that matter.)

Avoid this one. Its just not worth it. Yes, it has a few good moments, hence a 2 out of 10 rating, but its just a mess of a movie thats not even good enough to make fun of.

(NB:If you must see Seagals scenes fast forward to one hour and twenty three minutes in)


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Release Date:

14 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Pearl Star Pictures See more »
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