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Shadow Man (2006)

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An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.


Michael Keusch





Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jack Foster
Eva Pope ... Anya
Imelda Staunton ... Ambassador Cochran
Vincent Riotta ... Harry
Michael Elwyn ... George
Skye Bennett ... Amanda Foster
Garrick Hagon ... Waters
Alex Ferns ... Schmitt
Michael Fitzpatrick Michael Fitzpatrick ... Chambers
Elias Ferkin Elias Ferkin ... Velos
Levani ... Jensen (as Levani Uchaneishvili)
Zoltan Butuc Zoltan Butuc ... Seaka
Emanuel Parvu ... Urick
Vince Leigh ... Roger (as Vincent Leigh)
Werner Daehn ... Cyrell


An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.

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Either you're with him... or you're dead. See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When the project first came about, the title was Shadows on the Sun, it was being written by Bey Logan and also had an entirely different plot. The original story was a period piece with Seagal as an intelligence officer who runs a medical clinic in Japan after World War II. By September 2005, however, Logan was no longer involved, and the script was being penned by Joe Halpin. It was re-titled Shadows of the Past, and the plot assumed its current form. . See more »


In the scene when Seagal shot the two cops in the apartment, the surviving one had a bullet hole on the back of his jacket with a blood stain. However the jacket is new and clean in the later scenes. See more »


Ambassador Cochran: He runs a Fortune 500 company. He's out of the game. He has no reason to go round...
Waters: He's carrying a fucking gun on him. That doesn't sound like a CEO to me. Guys like that can never step away. He was uncontrollable back then, right.
[Waters turn to Harry]
Harry: Yeah, don't forget that. He did shit that's still classified. He's not someone to fuck with, ma'am.
Waters: We can see that.
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Steven Seagal puts no effort in his acting
12 June 2006 | by TheGOLDENWALRUSSee all my reviews

Before I start I would like to say that I already know Seagal isn't known for his acting but for his fight scenes. Exit Wounds was a fun thriller where Seagal actually put effort in his acting. Into the Sun wasn't that bad of a film either which had a decent plot. This film just had nothing.

What can I say, Steven Seagal keeps throwing films at us. They are completely rushed. Segal plays Jack where his daughter gets kidnapped and all he does is watch and with no emotion as his daughter is taken away from her. Throughout the movie Jack never does show anytime of emotion. I know that Seagal plays a tough guy throughout his movies but this was so over the top.

The directing and the editing also credits for this mess as plot holes developed quickly. Such examples included that Seagal would trust people to quickly than all the sudden he would become best friends.

If you are a Seagal fan than this movie wouldn't bother you. It doesn't compare to Exit Wounds but I can say, this film was better than his previous three (Submerged, Today You Die, and Black Dawn). That really isn't saying much. I will admit I enjoy watching Seagal films even though I usually disappointed.

Overall this film gets a 2 for directing, 2 for editing, 2 for acting, 2 for plot, and 6 for the stunts.

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Release Date:

6 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Romania See more »

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1.85 : 1
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