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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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Storyline

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

In the shootout between Simon and Shaw, Shaw runs out of bullets, symbolized by a "click". However, he is shooting with a pistol. When a pistol runs out of bullets, the slide remains in its backwards position, for faster reloading. When it is in that position, the pistol can never produce a click. 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 Scarface (1983) See more »

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Get Away With That
Written by Michael Baiardi and Daniel Salvador
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Are you kidding me?
21 November 2007 | by SydneyAlias1306See all my reviews

6.1 out of 10 as average? I think this is a joke! Higher rating than Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, Out for Justice and Under Siege? You must be kidding me! This film was just so-so at Seagal's best. It was nice to see him returning to his old-school style in this one but overall the entertainment by itself was not that good. Of course, it is a lot better...I mean MUCH better than any of his DTV films but not Into The Sun. I liked Into the Sun over Urban Justice because of better production values and Seagal seems more on rampage in that film than in this one. I know Into the Sun didn't have that much action and fighting scenes like this one but I still liked it better mostly due to better camera work/techniques.

The directing was just average but not worth enough to prove anything good for a theatrical release.

With the profanity in this one...I HATED IT and I didn't think any of those were that funny. They tried to blow some funny one-liners but it doesn't work in this one. F bombs in almost every line which got on my nerves because it doesn't add any gritty feel to the film.

As what I exactly expected that I was having low expectations for this one, for any Seagal DTV films at the most.


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