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Mercenary for Justice (2006)

A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.

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Don E. FauntLeRoy

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Steven Collins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... John Seeger
Jacqueline Lord ... Maxine Barnol
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Anthony Chapel
Luke Goss ... John Dresham
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Samuel Kay
Adrian Galley ... Bulldog
Langley Kirkwood ... Kruger (as Langley Jack Kirkwood)
Vivian Bieldt Vivian Bieldt ... Dekerk
Verity Price Verity Price ... Female Assistant
Bruce Young Bruce Young ... Chief of Police Malik
Peter Butler ... Ahmet Dasan
Farouk Valley-Omar ... Elder Butler (as Fahruq Valley-Omar)
Tumi Mogoje Tumi Mogoje ... Eddie Jones
Faye Peters ... Shondra Jones
Zaa Nkweta Zaa Nkweta ... Radio Jones (as Zaa Nikweta)
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Storyline

Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew are battling some French soldiers on the French-controlled Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. John gets angry when some of his soldiers unload their machine guns into the Ambassador and his family, blowing the mission and getting his best friend Radio Jones killed. John goes back to the U.S.A. and goes to the home of Radio's wife Shondra, tells her the news, and then promises her that he'll take care of her and her son Eddie. But shortly after he makes that vow, Shondra and Eddie get kidnapped. They were kidnapped by a CIA faction led by CIA dirty deeds man John Dresham and his boss, CIA Black Ops producer Anthony Chapel, who want to force John into doing a mission for them. Kamal Dasan, the son of prominent gun runner Ahmet Dasan, has been arrested and thrown into the Randveld Prison outside of Cape Town, South Africa, and Chapel ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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One man. One war. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Aruba | USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Principal photography was on location in Cape Town, South Africa. See more »

Goofs

The police-vehicle sirens in S.A. don't sound like those used in the film. See more »

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Jack Dresham: John Seeger. The most decorated soldier in the First Gulf War.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Mercenary for Justice (2011) See more »

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Espana
Written by Tom Erba
Published by Engine Co 30/Sync Source Music (BMI)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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For those who miss the golden days of action movies...
30 April 2006 | by johnbeer666See all my reviews

Steven Seagal might be getting old and he also might not have the same shape he had 20 years ago but he certainly still can make a movie great just by being in it.

Actually, this movie itself is pretty good. A lot of money has been spent on making it realistic and entertaining. Reminds you of the good old days when Van Damme and Seagal were backed by big budgets.

Mercenary for Justice is a colorful film filled with explosive action scenes, great dialogues and one-liners, fight scenes in which Seagal actually takes part. It had been a while since I really saw him perform anything close to his Aikido moves. The balance between realism and utter irrealism is just perfect.

You got to remind yourself that action movies are a genre in themselves. Lots of folks try to bring them down for various reasons...they just don't get the point. Just like romantic comedies and politic thrillers all follow some basic rules, action movies are also lead by a set of pre-requisites that you just expect to be there. Villains you can hate, a hero you can love, a beautiful girl, guns roaring...

The production is good. Direction sometimes reminded me of "24 esquire" hand held camera. Little part of scenes are sometime fast-forwarded to get a feeling of speed. Well... this still is a direct to video release, I guess they have to include some cheesy stuff.

The only downside to this picture is the story. It's pretty hard to follow but it does keep the characters on the move.


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