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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.

Director:

Don E. FauntLeRoy

Writer:

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 ... Malik - Chief of Police
Peter Butler ... Ahmet Dasan
Farouk Valley-Omar ... Elder Butler (as Fahruq Valley-Omar)
Tumi Mogoje Tumi Mogoje ... Eddie Jones
Faye Peters 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the restroom fight, several of John's punches clearly miss, yet there is a punch sound. See more »

Quotes

Kruger: Now, there's two ways we can do this, John. We can all end up looking like Swiss cheese... or we can go have a nice cup of coffee. What's it gonna be?
John Seeger: Let's go have a cup of coffee.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Contractor (2012) See more »

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Angry Mob
Written by Tom Erba
Published by Engine Co 30/Sync Source Music (BMI)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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One of the better Seagal films of recent years...
13 April 2006 | by nerph20See all my reviews

"Mercenary for Justice" has one heck of an opening. It starts on a war-torn battlefield with Seagal and a group of mercenaries fighting a legion of French soldiers after having kidnapped and killed the French ambassador. Director Don E. FauntLeRoy, who did the so-so "Today You Die" with Seagal, proves his worth with this sequence as the action is fluid and crisp and looks like it cost way more than the reported $15 million it actually did. It's clear with this film's opening: Seagal is hearing the fan's pleas for better films, and he's going to start trying better. Another thankful gesture to his loyal fans in this film is Seagal actually does his own fighting, and while the fight scenes are less impressive, at least it's him doing it. The plot is ridiculous and silly and most of it doesn't make a lick of sense, but since when did it have to in a Seagal movie? What matters is that the film looks good and makes Seagal look good. Having been a Seagal fan for a while, I must say I was pleased by this film.


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Country:

Aruba | USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Repentance See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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