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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
Crystal Lowe ... Tanya
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

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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:

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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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Strip clubs in New Jersey cannot serve alcohol. If a strip club serves alcohol, the dancers must be clothed in at least a G-String and pasties. See more »

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Steven makes another DTV comeback
27 May 2009 | by aliyizakiSee all my reviews

After the post-production mess that was Kill Switch, Seagal needed a decent,DTV action movie.And that's what he delivers in this one.A bloody,brutal revenge story and nothing more. Seagal plays Ruslan,ex-Russian mafia who now writes crime novels.When he returns to the US for his daughter's wedding he is treated with a horryfying surprise.His daughter has been attacked and heavily injured while his ex-wife has been brutally murdered.So Ruslan decides to avenge them and

kill whoever is responsible for their suffering.You know the usual plot that Seagal has been up to for the last 10 years, but there is a new cool twist, the Russian mafia..That gives the advantage to Ruslan to operate outside the law and he fully takes the opportunity.Seagal's Russian accent is indeed quite heavy, it disappears in a few scenes but it is fairly steady throughout the film, while dubbing's not that often.The fight scenes are the best since Pistol Whipped, brutal with no stunt doubles, and done amazingly by Seagal(highlight is a long knife fight in a strip joint).Seagal even runs and chases a thug,something we haven't seen in a long time.The ending is another high point featuring explosions, gun fights and the usual hand to hand combat with the lead villain.The direction is average, the editing less frantic but you still get a lot of shots of Seagal's face in the middle of the fight scenes.But thankfully this time you can actually SEE the action.The supporting cast is OK, didn't find a terrible performance not an amazing one either.You get the girl from Watchmen(Laura Mennel) and the heavy from Indiana Jones 4.So it's not that bad..For a DTV action flick, Driven To Kill is quite good and Seagal's best in a long time..


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