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Driven to Kill (2009)

An ex-Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist must confront his past when his family is targeted by violence.

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Jeff King (as Jeff F. King)

Writer:

Mark James
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Ruslan
Mike Dopud ... Boris
Igor Jijikine ... Mikhail Abramov
Robert Wisden ... Terry Goldstein
Inna Korobkina ... Catherine
Zak Santiago ... Detective Lavastic
Andrew Rasputin ... Alex (as Alexander Rafalski)
Evgeniy Lazarev ... Bartender (as Eugene Lazarev)
Laura Mennell ... Lanie
Aleks Paunovic ... Tony
Ingrid Torrance Ingrid Torrance ... Detective Norden
Sergey Nasibov Sergey Nasibov ... Ilya (as Sergei Nasibov)
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Stephan Abramov
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Tanya (as Crystal Lowe)
Daniel Cudmore ... Young Guy
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Storyline

A former Russian mobster named Ruslan, who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is marrying his arch nemesis. His past also comes back to haunt him when his family is threatened. Hungry for justice, Ruslan returns to the life he once knew...with a vengeance. Written by anon

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Some fathers fight for justice... Others for revenge. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

19 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruslan See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Inna Korobkina plays the mother of Laura Mennell but in real life she is almost a year younger than Mennell. See more »

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Well... I'll be fair on this one.
22 October 2012 | by swedzinSee all my reviews

Yes, this is another boring Steven Seagal film, with another dumb revenge plot, weak characters and other typical things in these straight to DVD films. Seagal is typical himself... with bad performance, slow, no emotions and other things. What is interesting here (in negative sense), Seagal plays a Russian. Wow! A Russian! Are you sure that you can trust Seagal to play a Russian. He didn't even sound like a Russian, he was just himself, but there was nothing that looks even closely Russian on him, he spoke Russian in some scenes, but he didn't even try to pronounce the Russian words more precisely, and when I remember... that Schwarzenegger put some effort in "Read Heat" and he sounded pretty good while speaking Russian, and he even tried as much as he can to have a Russian accent. And that's what I appreciate... But, Arnie is no actor too. Now, back to Ruslan... the fight scenes in this film are the only thing that justify everything else, meaning, the fight scenes were good and they are the only thing worth watching here, well on moments they looked funny, and they were filled with this Russian balalaika music, and that made scenes even more funny, I expected Seagal to stood up and dance to this music, having a good dancing rhythm, but not fighting rhythm. And it's also good that Seagal is using Aikido again... properly.


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