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Missionary Man (2007)

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A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.

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Dolph Lundgren

Writers:

Dolph Lundgren (screenplay), Frank Valdez (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Ryder
Kateri Walker ... Nancy
Chelsea Ricketts ... Kiowa
Matthew Tompkins ... John Reno (as Matthew Stephens Tompkins)
John D. Montoya John D. Montoya ... Junior (as John Montoya)
James Chalke ... Sheriff Acoma
John Enos III ... Jarfe
Lawrence Varnado ... Gomez
Charles Solomon Jr. ... Murphy
Jonny Cruz ... Billy
August Schellenberg ... White Deer
Brad Imes Brad Imes ... Hoss
Morgana Shaw ... Tiger
Julian Guevara Julian Guevara ... Mexican Smuggler
Andrew Stevens ... Smuggler
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Storyline

A lone biker rides into town in the aftermath of the death of his good friend J.J. Once there Ryder discovers that his friend didn't die but was murdered by a local businessman who would let nothing stand in the way of his plans to build a state of the art casino on Indian reservation land. On a mission of justice Ryder confronts and defeats Reno and his men in a tour de force show down where the one (Ryder) vanquishes the many. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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No sin shall go unpunished. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Chrome See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Whitney, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Due to a down-conversion gone wrong from HD to DVD, the picture quality and colors don't match the HD master that was approved by director Dolph Lundgren. See more »

Quotes

Hoss: [on a shotgun] I bet you don't know how to use it
Ryder: [hits him with it] Well there's one way of using it
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References High Plains Drifter (1973) See more »

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On a mission...
19 February 2008 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren stars as Ryder a mysterious biker who rolls into town (and bares an uncanny resemblance to Gary Busey) and defends an Indian reservation from the local mobsters and bikers that show up in the finale. Missionary Man despite what Dolph Lundgren fans will tell you, is not one of his best movies. Indeed in comparison to his last two directorial efforts this one is the weakest. The problem is that the action is badly edited, the bad guy bikers aren't written well and pose little threat and the film is all grainy and bled out of colors. (Why Dolph didn't shoot this in black and white is beyond me.) The climax has its moments and Missionary Man does remain somewhat watchable through Lundgren's typically commanding presence but with such craftsmanship shown in The Russian Specialist and The Defender one can't help but be disappointed with this one. Plus Lundgren borrows heavily from many superior films such as Pale Rider, High Plains Drifter and Billy Jack. The problem is that he just can't fuse enough novelty to distinguish his work. In the end though it's the sped up action and over-edited camera angles which render this one as a forgettable effort. Not a terrible movie mind you, indeed it is superior to most straight to video movies but Missionary Man is nothing special.

* * out of 4-(Fair)


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