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The Mechanik ()


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Spetnaz (Special Ops) veteran Nick Cherenko leaves Russia after his son and wife are killed in a gunfight by drug lord Aleksandr 'Sasha' Popov's mob men. He's threatened with exposure as illegal car mechanic in L.A. by a fellow ex-pat... See more »

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Nikolai Cherenko
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William Burton
Ivan Petrushinov ...
Aleksandr 'Sasha' Popov
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Julia Abramoff
Raicho Vasilev ...
Achmed (as Raicho Vassilev)
Assen Blatechki ...
Yuri
Antony Argirov ...
Serie
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Alexi
Dejan Angelov ...
Pavel
Ivaylo Geraskov ...
Leo (as Ivailo Geraskov)
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Alina Cherenko
Naum Shopov ...
Vanya Cherenko
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John Ridley (as Nasko Srebrev)
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Mary Abramoff
Nikolai Sotirov ...
Victor Chertoff
Emil Markov ...
Misha
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Alla (as Marianne Stanicheva)
Teodor Yordanov ...
Vladimir
Alexander Tsitkilov ...
Pushkin
Anastasia Panayotova ...
Hooker
Barry Evans ...
Barry
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Taxi Driver (as Rushi Vidinliev)
Maria Ilieva ...
Natalya
Nickolay Hadjiminev ...
Garage Boss
Nikolay Georgiev ...
Thug
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Counter Girl
Stefan Ivanov ...
Doorman (Guard) 1
Chavdar Simeonov ...
Doorman (Guard) 2
Veneta Harizanova ...
Cocaine Girlfriend
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Nevski
Kiril Efremov ...
Man 1
Stefan Shterev ...
Man 2
Valentin Burski ...
German Man 1
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The German
Diyan Machev ...
Dimitri
Andrey Slabakov ...
Gypsy Father
Asen Mutafchiev ...
Luda (Child)
Victor Boichev ...
Doctor
Monika Ivanova ...
Masha (Child)
Nikoleta Stoicheva ...
Luva (Child)
Stanimir Stamatov ...
Thug #4
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lubo Ganev

Directed by

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Dolph Lundgren

Written by

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Bryan Edward Hill ... (screenplay)
 
Dolph Lundgren ... (story)

Produced by

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Boaz Davidson ... executive producer
Danny Dimbort ... executive producer
Ewerhard Engels ... executive producer (as Ewerhard Ed Engels)
Jack Gilardi Jr. ... executive producer
Anton Hoeger ... producer
Avi Lerner ... executive producer
Scott Putman ... producer
Trevor Short ... executive producer
David Varod ... producer

Music by

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Elia Cmiral

Cinematography by

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Ross W. Clarkson

Film Editing by

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Joe Plenys

Editorial Department

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Prince Bagdasarian ... film and media coordinator
Julius Friede ... digital intermediate colorist
Sarah Parker ... post-production coordinator
Jon Pehlke ... digital intermediate editor
Todor G. Todorov ... colorist
Charlie Variyski ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Laura Sotirova
Mariana Stansheva ... (as Marianne Stanicheva)
Jeremy Zimmermann ... (as Jeremy Zimmerman)

Production Design by

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Carlos Silva Da Silva ... (as Carlos Da Silva)

Set Decoration by

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Nina Ruseva

Costume Design by

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Marta Mironska

Production Management

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Todd Gilbert ... post-production supervisor
Alexander Peytchev ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Bennett ... first assistant director
Kiril Dimitrov ... trainee assistant director
Petya Evtimova ... second assistant director
Kalina Krasteva ... third assistant director
Nanyo Minchev ... second second assistant director
Mark Roper ... second unit director

Art Department

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Borislav Belberov ... stand-by props
Borislav Bogdanov ... set dresser
Yasen Denev ... illustrator
Ivan Dimitrov ... set dresser / set dresser/onset
Anna Hadzhieva ... art department coordinator
Jordan Jordanov ... storyboard artist
Alexei Karaghiaur ... graphic designer (as Alexei Karagyaur)
Angel Manov ... property master
Dimiter Petkov ... scenic artist
Sonya Savova ... draftsperson
Dora Somova ... stand-by props
Rosen Stefanov ... set dresser
Kristian Stoyanov ... set dresser / set dresser/onset
Evgeni Yordanov ... carpentry foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ezra Dweck ... re-recording mixer
Nick Foley ... adr recordist
Marc Glassman ... sound effects editor
Kiril Kaloyanov ... cable person
Vladimir Kaloyanov ... sound mixer
Anthony Krajchir ... sound engineer
Valery Metodiev ... boom operator
Ivaylo Natzev ... location sound mixer: second unit
Gabriel J. Serrano ... sound engineer

Special Effects by

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Willie Botha ... special effects supervisor
Orlin Budinov ... special effects crew
Ludmil Ivanov ... special effects
Ivo Jivkov ... special effects supervisor
Georgi Karadjov ... special effects
Zarko Karatanchev ... special effects technician
Lyudmil Nikolov ... special effects
Stefan Razlojki ... armourer
Marten Ruskov ... special effects crew

Visual Effects by

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Simeon Asenov ... visual effects supervisor
Scott Coulter ... visual effects producer
Tinko Dimov ... digital artist
Stanislav Dragiev ... visual effects supervisor on location
Steven Fagerquist ... digital compositor
Emil Georgiev ... model maker
Velislava Gospodinova ... digital effects compositor
Ivan Grozev ... digital artist
Danail Hadzhiyski ... on set visual effects supervisor
Velichko Ivanov ... digital compositor
Peter Keranov ... digital compositor
Danail Lazarov ... assistant visual effects editor
Jordan Markov ... visual effects editor
Wolfgang Maschin ... digital compositor
Velislava Mihailova ... digital effects artist
Milena Peneva ... visual effects coordinator
Nick Peshunoff ... visual effects coordinator
Shero Rauf ... digital artist
Krasimir Rizov ... visual effects illustrator
Nikola Simeonov ... lead 3D artist
Stefan Tchakarov ... visual effects production supervisor
Filip Uzunov ... digital effects artist
Alexander Valev ... lead digital artist
John L. Weckworth ... digital compositor
Borislava Zahova ... visual effects
Vladimir Zdravkov ... visual effects technical support
Francisco Chaigneau ... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Leo Vezzali ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Asen Asenov ... stunt double
Sonya Atanasova ... stunts
Georgi Dimitrov ... stunts
Ivailo Dimitrov ... stunts
Genadiy Ganchev ... stunts (as Genadii Ganchev)
Dian Hristov ... lead stunt double
Radoslav Ignatov ... stunts
Danko Jordanov ... stunt double
George Karlukovski ... stunt actor
Georgi Manchev ... stunts
Asen Marinov ... stunts
Stilyan Mavrov ... stunts
Trayan Milenov-Troy ... stunts
Radoslav Parvanov ... stunts
Velizar Peev ... stunts
Elitsa Razheva ... stunt double
Krasimir Simeonov ... stunts
Stanimir Stamatov ... stunts
Georgi Stanislavov ... stunts
Vencislav Stojanov ... stunts
Teodor Tsolov ... stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mihail Apostolov ... best boy grip
Anton Bakarski ... camera operator
Andrej Certov ... camera operator
Ross W. Clarkson ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Ivaylo Ivanov ... b camera second assistant camera (as Ivailo Ivanov)
Neven Mihailova ... second assistant "a" camera
Radoslav Petkov ... video assist
Georgi Raykov ... camera operator
Steven J. Winslow ... aerial camera technician: Wescam camera
Yavor Zahariev ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jasmina Vasileva ... costumer: Mr. Lundgren

Location Management

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Angel Babarev ... location assistant

Music Department

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Selena Arizanovic ... music coordinator
Elia Cmiral ... conductor / orchestrator / score programmer
Matt Friedman ... music editor
David G. Russell ... score programmer (as David Glen Russell)
Michael D. Simon ... assistant to composer (as Mike Simon)
Ashley Waldron ... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
John Whynot ... score mixer

Script and Continuity Department

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Andra Barbuica ... script supervisor
Shelly Stoyanova ... script supervisor: second unit

Transportation Department

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Milen Bozhichkov ... driver -cast: Ben Cross
Toni Lalov ... action vehicles

Other crew

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Rachel Abarbanell ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Atanas Apostolov ... on-set pyrotechnician
Donald Bruce ... production controller
Kiril Dimitrov ... production assistant
Barry Evans ... fight consultant
Kalina Kottas ... production accountant
Violeta Piperevska ... assistant production coordinator
Susan Pusateri ... assistant: Avi Lerner (as Sue Pusateri)
Cara Sanderson ... assistant to director
Joost Scholte ... production assistant
Rick Lipton ... dialogue coach: Olivia Lee, pre-production (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Spetnaz (Special Ops) veteran Nick Cherenko leaves Russia after his son and wife are killed in a gunfight by drug lord Aleksandr 'Sasha' Popov's mob men. He's threatened with exposure as illegal car mechanic in L.A. by a fellow ex-pat tycoon who offers him $500,000 to liberate her kidnapped daughter. He only takes the job when told the capturers are Sasha's goons again. The mission's long path to find the girl and escape over the Finnish border, where his team is to be paid, is littered with blood and corpses. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines They took his family. Now he's out for revenge. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Russian Specialist (United States)
  • Red Revenger (Japan, English title)
  • The Russian Specialist (Canada, English title)
  • The Controller (France)
  • Le vengeur (France)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Dolph Lundgren approached Nu Image films with the wish of directing a second movie, Nu Image agreed, as long as two rules were followed: Lundgren must play the leading man, and the movie must incorporate locations under ownership of Nu image. This second rule meant Lundgren had to write the entire script based fully on the locations given to him by Nu image. See more »
Goofs When Nikolai escaped with the bike, he escapes alongside a canal. In the next shot he is clearly driving that same road in reverse, only the camera's point of view is different. All the buildings are the same. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Making of 'The Mechanik' (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Kislorod See more »
Quotes Natalya: Men know how to kill, women how to survive.
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