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Kill Switch (2008)

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A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.

Director:

Jeff King (as Jeff F. King)

Writer:

Steven Seagal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jacob
Isaac Hayes ... Coroner
Holly Elissa ... Frankie Miller (as Holly Elissa Dignard)
Michael Filipowich ... Lazerus
Chris Thomas King ... Storm
Mark Collie ... Billy Joe Hill
Karyn Michelle Baltzer ... Celine
Philip Granger ... Captain Jensen
Riley Jang Riley Jang ... Young Jacob
Connor Jang Connor Jang ... Young Daniel
Finn Michael ... Flashback Killer
Aliyah O'Brien ... Judith
David Patrick Green ... Lead Officer
Holly Eglinton Holly Eglinton ... Prostitute
Reese Alexander ... Bomb Squad Officer
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Storyline

A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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His rules. His way. No exceptions.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

7 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Higher Form of Learning 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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The film later received theatrical distribution exclusively in the United Arab Emirates in 2009. See more »

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At around 1.23, after Jacob closes the dead girl Celine's eyes with his fingers, her eyelids moves lightly. See more »

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References All About Eve (1950) See more »

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6 February 2009 | by gridoon2018See all my reviews

Steven Seagal's previous film, "Pistol Whipped", was a pretty solid little low-budget action thriller, and it looked as if Seagal was finally starting to learn from his mistakes and improve upon them. "Kill Switch" makes "Pistol Whipped" look like a fluke. Does he honestly expect people to like this movie? For starters, the fight scenes are a joke. They're hardly even fight scenes - mostly just Seagal beating up people. Or should I say, his frequently obvious stunt double beating up people. They are edited very annoyingly, with lots of dropped frames, repeated shots, and close-ups of frantically waving arms. Seagal adopts a ridiculous (I think it was meant to be Southern - "Y'all", "Lord Have Mercy", "Sho Nuff", etc.) accent, has a love interest at least 20 years younger than him, whom he completely ignores, because that's what all supercool detectives like him do, and is joined in his latest investigation by a rookie female FBI agent, whom he's a complete jerk to, because, again, that's what all supercool detectives like him do. Did I mention that "he's a genius" and that "he doesn't follow protocol"? And what's with the film's fascination with torture, sadism, close-ups of corpses....blergh. Is Seagal making a play for the "SAW" market? And let's not even mention the completely nonsensical ending. The only semi-redeeming features of "Kill Switch" are some unintentional laughs, and the presence of Holly Dingard and Isaac Hayes (in one of his last roles). *1/2 out of 4.


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