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The Keeper (2009)

Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked ... See full summary »

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Keoni Waxman

Writer:

Paul A. Birkett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Roland Sallinger
Liezl Carstens Liezl Carstens ... Nikita Wells
Arron Shiver ... Mason Silver
Johnnie Hector Johnnie Hector ... Manuelo (as Johnny Hector)
Steph DuVall ... Conner Wells (as Stephan Duvall)
Luce Rains ... Jason Cross
Kevin Wiggins ... Det. Simon Pacheco
Trine Christensen ... Regina Lawson
Tomas Sanchez ... Jorge
Rio Alexander ... Victor
Jessica Williams ... Nurse
Charlie B. Brown Charlie B. Brown ... Captain James (as Charlie Brown)
Seri DeYoung ... Socialite #1
David Manzanares ... Police Officer #1
Angela Serrano Angela Serrano ... Asian Massage Girl
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Storyline

Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked to work as a bodyguard for the daughter of a wealthy businessman. The businessman had been a colleague of Sallinger years before, when they were both cops. When mobsters kidnap the businessman's daughter, he hunts them down to rescue her and protect her. Written by Voltage Pictures

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 October 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sous haute protection See more »

Filming Locations:

Galisteo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second film in which Liezl Carstens co-starred with Steven Seagal. They first acted together in Urban Justice, in which Carstens played Linda, the wife of Simon Ballister's (Steven Seagal) son. See more »

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About halfway through the film, the other characters in the film begin to refer to Seagal's character, Roland Sallinger, as "Roland Ballinger" for no particular reason. See more »

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Not a keeper
27 February 2011 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

And so Steven Seagal continues his prolific career in straight-to-video product with THE KEEPER, another film completely indistinguishable from the dozens he's made since evacuating our cinema screens back in the 1990s. It's a completely serviceable movie that plays out as a string of action sequences well executed but completely unmemorable; there are scenes of Seagal fighting in hand-to-hand combat with bad guys, disarming bad guys and engaging in shoot-outs with bad guys. The plot is weak and the script limited; essentially, this is one of those action-star-as-bodyguard movies featuring our hero risking his life to save a young woman from the clutches of kidnappers.

The good things? The film is ably directed and the fight sequences short, snappy and well-handled. Seagal is pretty poor, it has to be said, and there's still far too much distraction from his copious use of doubles (not content with a mere body double in the fight sequences, he now employs a hair double for back-of-the-head shots). Thankfully his voice is only dubbed in the opening scene, which is something. The unfamiliar supporting cast is very bland with the notable exception of Liezl Carstens, who I found quite smouldering as the sultry young damsel-in-distress; if ever an actress could pull off the unconvincing romantic scenes involving her and Seagal's character, it would be her.


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