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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
Marianne Stanicheva ... Screaming Woman
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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 »

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Bulgaria See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Released theatrically in United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and China. See more »

Goofs

After the pursuit scene where Mike finds out there's a tracing device in the cell phone there's a scene missing. From the shot where Clive wants his guys to shoot from the helicopter they go right to the shot where Mike throws the cell phone in the back of the pickup truck, and the helicopter is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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

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1 October 2009 | by rockdalecopSee all my reviews

I'm a fan of Doph, but this movie was lame. It did have cool explosions and stunts, but thats it. The story is similar to The Russian Specialist, which in my opinion is far better. One thing I've come to appreciate from Danny Lerner's movies is the fact that a lot of stuff gets blown up. In my book that is a plus. In this movie the fights did not look too convincing. The Russian dude in the beginning of the film in the jail, gets his ass kicked by Dolph within the first few seconds and he just sat there and took it. I've seen the same Rusian dude in other films and he kicks ass. Dolph looks in great shape, but his moves appear slow as if the editing or choreograph was not all there. But then again, I'm not a movie maker. Dolph has been in somewhat of a slump with films like Diamond Dogs, Missionary Man, Direct Action and now this. I think the films he's directed himself are far better...


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