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Black Dawn (2005)

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Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes undercover to stop a group of terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jonathan Cold
Tamara Davies ... Agent Amanda Stuart
John Pyper-Ferguson ... James Donovan
Julian Stone ... Michael Donovan
Nicholas Davidoff Nicholas Davidoff ... Nicholi
Roman Varshavsky ... Fedor
Noa Hegesh ... Julia
Warren Derosa ... Sergey
Angela Gots ... Stazi
Don Franklin ... Max Pierson
Timothy Carhart ... Greer
David St. James ... Julius Macabe
Eddie Velez ... Brody
Matt Salinger ... Myshkin (as Matthew Salinger)
Ryan Bollman ... Billy Raduziner
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Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes undercover to stop a group of terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.

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It's always darkest before dawn.

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foreigner: Black Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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SDDS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is infamous for Steven Seagal not being involved in any of the fight scenes due to his leaving the film 18 days into a 30-day shoot. The director shot fights with stunt doubles and scenes that were to involve Seagal were replaced by his co-star in the film. See more »

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During the fight scene with Seagal and Greer, you can clearly see it's not Seagal but a stunt double. His jacket even changes between black and grey. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Cold: You see, in this business... the keys to the kingdom is weapons-grade plutonium. If you ain't got that, you ain't got shit.
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Ugh!
8 July 2006 | by argentobuffSee all my reviews

Steven Seagal returns in Black Dawn.Cool title.I cannot say the same for the movie though.It ranks as the Worst Seagal movie yet.Yes.It is worse than Out for a Kill.Did we really need a sequel to the Forigner that bad?

Steven returns as Jonathon Cold.Assassin for hire.This time he is out to stop a group of Terrorists and prevent Nuclier Bomb from hitting Los Angelas with the help of CIA agent Tamara Davies.

This idea seems okay.The Jonathon Cold character once again gives the big guy a chance to tarnish his clean-cut cinematic Image.You get the feeling with a decent director and production team this movie could have went somewhere.If this cost 15 million I wanna know where it was spent?It was not spent on the movie?!!

The action scenes are not bad.The movie was obviously shot like a Doug Liman flick.Its just that most of the Time Seagal is doubled so much you cannot take the movie seriously whatsoever.The script seems...what script?!Logic is Black Dawned for a dozen low-budget action movies.

Seagal is not too bad here for a whole 15 minutes he is engaging then goes about the sleepwalking that he has done for his last 2 movies.Whoever is doing his fighting is doing a commendable job.

The light that shines through is Tamara Davies as Cold's sidekick.She has the chops,skills,looks and drive that give Black Dawn a little kick in the action department.How she got in this movie is a riddle.She should be a bigger star.Nicholas Davidoff and John Pyper Feruson are not believable bad guys.

Whose idea was it to make a sequel to a bad movie in the first place? It did not set the world on fire to my memory.I can only hope they inject the next Forigner sequel with some class,imagination,Less stunt doubles and a livelier Seagal.If not then leave Jonathon Cold on Ice.


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