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Direct Contact (2009)

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An American prisoner in a Russian jail is given a chance at freedom if he can rescue a kidnapped American woman.

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Danny Lerner

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Danny Lerner (story), Les Weldon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Mike Riggins
Gina May Gina May ... Ana Gale
Michael Paré ... Clive Connelly
Bashar Rahal ... General Drago
James Chalke ... Trent Robbins
Vladimir Vladimirov Vladimir Vladimirov ... Vlado Karadjov
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Boris
Nikolay Stanoev Nikolay Stanoev ... Gun Dealer
Mike Straub Mike Straub ... Lead Marine Guard
Les Weldon ... Anchorman
Yoan Petrov Yoan Petrov ... Vlado's Son
Uti Bachvarov Uti Bachvarov ... Zoran Posternoff
Alexander Kadiev Alexander Kadiev ... Chopper Pilot
Teodor Tsolov Teodor Tsolov ... Janitor
Mariana Stansheva ... Screaming Woman (as Marianne Stanicheva)
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Storyline

Mike Riggins, an imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, Ana Gale, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her, Mike discovers that the kidnap story was just a ruse to bring Ana out into the open. Our hero suddenly finds himself and his charge being hunted by ruthless government, para-military, and underworld organizations - all who want him dead and Ana under their control. With no one to turn to, and the enemies closing in, Mike must uncover the truth about Ana and bring her to the safety of the U.S. Embassy. Written by anonymous

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Bulgaria | Germany

Language:

English | Bulgarian

Release Date:

20 August 2009 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Adevarul despre ana See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,337
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Despite the amount of coverage and action filmed, stock footage was used from several films of the studio Nu Image / Millennium Films's library . See more »

Goofs

When the character Trent Robbins expresses his concern about Riggins going A.W.O.L., he actually says "A.O.L." See more »

Connections

Edited from U.S. Seals (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Moldavian Folk Melody
Traditional arrangement by Countrybandist
Performed by Countrybandist
Courtesy of CD Baby
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Stupid, really stupid fun!
24 March 2009 | by contraspirit-1See all my reviews

DIRECT CONTACT surely is a bad movie: the plot is generic, the direction is laughable, the editing sloppy, the acting aside from Lundgren terrible. Furthermore some scenes are taken from earlier Nu Image-movies like U.S.SEALS 1&3, OUT FOR A KILL or DERAILED. Despite these facts DIRECT CONTACT is a highly entertaining piece of B-movie as it manages to keep the pace high and fills 80 minutes with as much senseless action as any sucker for this kind of movie could hope for. Lundgren kicks ass, and anyone who was disappointed with the lack of solid action in MISSIONARY MAN can rejoice. Although the violence often looks ridiculous (blood spurting from hats, etc.)it's fun watching Dolph doing what he's best in, and despite his age he really delivers. Danny Lerner on the other hand should finally finish his attempts to be a director, in more competent hands this movie could have been a b-action-gem since the budget is moderate, the visuals nice, the score okay, unfortunately the many flaws make this movie just another case of trashy but at least amusing guilty pleasure.


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