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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 »


Keoni Waxman


Paul A. Birkett





Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Roland Sallinger
Liezl Carstens ... Nikita Wells
Arron Shiver ... Mason Silver
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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Out of Reach (2011) See more »

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19 November 2019 | by lukem-52760See all my reviews

Steven seagal's "The Keeper" is one of his good straight to dvd films, it's got a Seagal who seems really into this movie & i saw on the credits that he also produced the film so it's clear that the Master actually wanted to make this film.

The Keeper is a straight forward Gritty Crime Thriller with shots of Action now & then with guns & fists!!! Here Seagal plays a very tough grizzled LA Cop who gets betrayed,shot & left for dead by his partner but of course he's not dead & in a Cool Hospital scene Seagal's character "Roland Sallinger" gets his revenge on his evil partner when he comes back to finish off Roland. After these events Roland is trying to get back to it but he's been badly injured in his shoulder & his superiors make him retire from the force but Roland gets an offer from an old friend who wants to hire him as a bodyguard for his young daughter. Roland goes to Texas & gets mixed up with Criminals & thugs & Cops, he's extremely protective over the beautiful Nikita & will protect her at any cost, there's some really nice human & sweet scenes with her & Sallinger & we get to know he knew her when she was only a child & it's just nice & sweet & that's something that's not usually in one of Seagal's usual violent gritty action films. I feel there's more time put to characters & story with "The Keeper" than alot of his other films, so yes IT'S a good movie & a solid performance from Seagal. This is a really good role for Seagal as his Roland Sallinger is a tough as hell guy like he always plays, but this time his character has more heart & soul, Sallinger actually smiles & laughs some times & comes accross as a really good decent man & his performance is actually very good especially for "Steven Seagal" & for a low budget Action film like THIS!!! Yes it's a cheap B-movie with an ageing & fading Action star but it's a well made,gritty & good looking MOVIE!!! "THE KEEPER" is definitely one of Seagal's best straight to dvd efforts & is a gem like his "Driven To Kill" & his "Against The Dark" & his "A Dangerous Man" & is genuinely a solid Action Thriller, it's just a low budget feature but with a good little story & a heart at the centre of it all, Steven seagal's "Roland Sallinger" is a very good character & fairly different from his usual tough guys but we still get that quick edited martial arts fighting & lots of bloody shootouts with real fake blood splatter so that's Awesome!!!

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 October 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Galisteo, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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