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Pistol Whipped (2008)

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A tough ex-policeman (S.Seagal) with a gambling and alcohol problem gets offered a job as assassin of bad men. It'll rid him of all gambling debt as well as get him money and a chance of cleaning up his act and be with his daughter.

Director:

Roel Reiné

Writer:

J.D. Zeik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Matt Conlin
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Father Joe Maloney
Ashley Greenfield Ashley Greenfield ... Card Player #1
John P. Gulino ... Card Player #2 (as John Gulino)
Antoni Corone ... Sharp
Matt Salinger ... Dealer
Paul Calderon ... Blue
Lance Henriksen ... The Old Man
Mark Elliot Wilson Mark Elliot Wilson ... Lt. Steve Shacter
Lydia Jordan ... Becky (as Lydia Grace Jordan)
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Bruno (as Arthur Nascarella)
Eddy Toru Ohno ... Johnny (as Toru Ohno)
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Drea
Rue DeBona ... Emily
Lee Wong Lee Wong ... Mr. Ling
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Storyline

Matt is an elite ex-cop whose life has gone down hill since he was kicked off the Force. After a rough encounter with a mysterious henchman, Matt is brought face to face with his only chance at reclaiming his life and clearing his gambling debt markers. Only after he gets started on his new tasks does he recognize good guy from bad. Meanwhile Matt's love for his only daughter helps him battle one of his greatest enemies, alcoholism. Written by Anonymous

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They came to collect a debt. He paid in full.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Marker See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Matt (Steven Seagal) receives his last assignment, the picture of the target is actually an image of director Roel Reiné. See more »

Goofs

When Steve gets shot no blood is visible; he grasps his stomach. In a few seconds later the wound migrates to his heart area and the jacket gets unbuttoned. See more »

Quotes

Drea: And after, like, a bunch of years I finally realized what I really needed to do was grow a dick.
Matt: Well, probably I would like you a lot less if you had a dick.
Matt: Especially if it was bigger than mine, you know what I mean?
Drea: I don't think that's possible.
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Good Seagal outing
23 May 2010 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

This isn't bad at all.

In what's probably his best acting performance in a while, Seagal plays a former cop with a shady past (what else!) who's up to his neck in gambling debts, is way too fond of alcohol and a pretty lousy father to boot. A mysterious man (a cool Lance Henriksen) buys up his debts and wants Seagal to eliminate a few scumbags to work it off. So in fact; Seagal's his new whipping boy.

The film's not without it's fair share of clichés, takes a few convenient shortcuts and some of the action scenes are a bit stiff but"Pistol Whipped", as another Steven Seagal direct-to-DVD flick, is really OK entertainment.

Steve is actually pretty good in his role here, looking like he's actually trying to act and he comes out a winner. He's getting a bit puffy again but he looks solid enough in the action department. Others are so so with only old pro Henriksen making any kind of impression.

Kudos to the script as well. As said, it's far from perfect but it does have a nice twist up it's sleeve and it gives our man a little better dialog than usual.For fans of Seagal this is a must. For others, "Pistol Whipped" is still an OK way to kill an hour and a half.


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