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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

In the shot of the red BMW X5 you can clearly see the reflection of the camera crew in it. 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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Written by Gerald Brunskill
Performed by Angela Taylor
Courtesy of Mojos Dad Music BMI
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Pretty slick Seagal outing
19 March 2008 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

An unremarkable action thriller, but probably one of Steven Seagal's best films so far. This one has a plot that actually keeps your interest (even though the main "twist" is telegraphed ahead of time) by going beyond the simple "they killed his loved ones and now he wants revenge" scenario, without becoming a muddled mess like, say, "Mercenary For Justice". It also has a pretty slick look, and the action includes a well-filmed car chase climaxing with a spectacular car flip, and a John Woo - style graveyard shootout at the end. Seagal tries to play a morally ambivalent character, which he does up to a point, but the usual problems associated with his characters (the invulnerability and the vanity) are still present (wait till you hear a girl's remark about a certain body part of his). He is still overweight and most of the fight scenes are blink-and-you'll-miss-them, but at least he is there doing them, and doing them efficiently. The movie also benefits from a good supporting cast, though Lance Henriksen should have had more screen time. Renee Goldsberry is gorgeous & tough and earns "Pistol Whipped" a few more points. (**1/2)


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