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Urban Justice (2007)

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When a dedicated police officer is murdered, his father goes on a hunt for the people responsible.

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Don E. FauntLeRoy (as Don E. Fauntleroy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Simon Ballister
Eddie Griffin ... Armand Tucker
Carmen Serano ... Alice Park
Cory Hart ... Max Ballister
Liezl Carstens Liezl Carstens ... Linda
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Det. Frank Shaw
Mary Evans Mary Evans ... Irene
Al Staggs Al Staggs ... Priest
Jade Yorker ... Gary Morrison
Jermaine Washington ... Rasheed
Brian Neal Lucero Brian Neal Lucero ... Benny (as Brian Lucero)
Danny Trejo ... El Chivo
Diego Joaquin Lopez ... Winston (as Diego Lopez)
Grady McCardell ... Dwight Morris
Brett Brock ... Watch Sergeant
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When a dedicated police officer is murdered, his father goes on a hunt for the people responsible.

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When revenge is personal, justice can be brutal.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in the Hood See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Director Don E. Fauntleroy agreed to direct the film under the terms that Steven Seagal would stay on set until he was told he could leave. See more »

Goofs

Seagal's Chrysler 300C in the movie has three sets of wheels. All of them appear to be OEM Chrysler, but are obviously three different sets. The first set have a chrome machined face and seven spokes. The second set have a cast appearance with six spokes. The third set are of a monobloc design, and in fact may actually be hubcaps. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Linda: Can't you call in sick or say you have doctor's appointment?
Max Ballister: No.
Linda: [lays on top of Max in bed, moaning and kissing him] You know I can make it worth while.
Max Ballister: [scene skips ahead to Max walking outside with Linda riding piggy-back] You're Gonna make me late.
[puts her down]
Linda: I don't want you to leave!
Max Ballister: Got to.
Linda: No.
Max Ballister: Got to.
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References The Patriot (1998) See more »

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Seagal back in fine form.
1 October 2007 | by argentobuffSee all my reviews

Since 2001 life has not been too kind for Steven Seagal fans who watched him come back to the number 1 charts with the box office hit exit wounds nearly 7 years ago only to stumble with the less than stellar half past dead,and from there it was dtv jail without passing go. And if that was not bad enough the majority of his dtv films have been howlers aside from a few. Urban Justice had a lot riding against its success as most fans are jaded,but let me say that Urban Justice turned out to be his best and most violent film since exit wounds.

Seagal is Simon Ballister who is attending his policeman son's funeral that was premeditated by crooked cops or local gangsters and Simon is here to simply find out who killed his son and take them to hell. We don't get much exposition on his character other than he is a man with a "dark past",and for the most part it works just fine. Eddie Griffin and Danny Trejo show up for as rival gang leaders with danny's role running about 5 minutes at best. Both men come off well.Yes.Even Eddie Griffin this time.

The real surprise is the lack of stunt doubles and the fact that Seagal is doing all his own fight scenes here.Bones are broke,necks snapped,ball shot upon ball shot,maiming,and gratuitous violence for all as only Steven Seagal can deliver.There are also some nice gunfights that recall Under Siege and a really good car chase.Director Don E. FauntLeRoy does a really good job of directing this time out.

As for Seagal? he is just fine here aside from a Brooklyn accent that pops into an urban drawl and back again. It kind of gets on this viewers nerves.Other than that he is totally hellbent and has that scrappy charm that we remember from the good old days is back.

8/10


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