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Maximum Conviction (2012)

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When former black ops operative Cross (Seagal) and his partner Manning (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners.... See full summary »


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Richard Beattie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Cross
Steve Austin ... Manning
Michael Paré ... Chris Blake (as Michael Pare)
Ian Robison Ian Robison ... Warden Samuels
Aliyah O'Brien ... Charlotte
Steph Song ... Samantha
Michael Adamthwaite ... Collins
Bren Foster ... Bradley
Toby Levins ... Davies
Dean Redman ... Jones
Richard Stroh ... Terrence
Teach Grant ... Max
Cindy Maines Cindy Maines ... Esmerelda
Zak Santiago ... MP Fields
Richard Jollymore Richard Jollymore ... Kaidonov


When former black ops operative Cross (Seagal) and his partner Manning (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Cross realizes he's caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined. Written by voltage

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Part of the movie was filmed in a youth facility in Vancouver, British Columbia but production was kicked out as Man of Steel (2013) had come in to shoot there. They moved production to a shut down asylum. See more »


After Manning kills the henchman with the chain, you can see him move. See more »


Manning: Goddamn, which one of you motherfuckers killed my future ex-wife?
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Happy Daze
Written by Alex Boye
Performed by Alex Boye
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Minimum Convincing
20 April 2013 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Steven Seagal's final line in this Movie is..."it's not over till we're dead". Possibly a shout-out to his relentless critics that endlessly tell him to retire or at the very least to lose some weight. In this Movie he seems to be trying to end the laziness. He is not dubbed here and manages to find just enough breath to make his lines understandable. He is not doubled here and actually does his own Martial Arts scenes.

So that is the upside. Steve Austin on the other hand makes the other Steve look like a thoroughbred Thespian. Seriously, does this guy have ANY expressions or changes of tone to his voice. He has got be the worst Action Hero Actor ever, bar none. But hey, he is an imposing physical presence and that is the minimum requirement to convince.

This is a darkly lit, endless trek down corridors and around corners. Stiff and long scenes in front of consoles and computer keyboards. It jumps and pulls the frame once in a while to try a bit of styling but no go. Anyway there is quite a bit of gunfire and a goodly amount of hand to hand and enough Characters to allow for a large body count, so if this is for you, have at it, and for the curious to see if maybe Segal is on a self-imposed comeback.

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Release Date:

12 January 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Operações Especiais See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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