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Cartels (2017)

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A drug lord is captured and held "secretly" by 6 US agents at a hotel in Constanta, Romania. He agreed to testify against others in the drug business. They send lots of armed men to the hotel. Lots of shooting follows.


Keoni Waxman





Cast overview:
Steven Seagal ... John Harrison
Luke Goss ... Maj. Tom Jensen
Georges St-Pierre ... Bruno Sinclaire
Darren E. Scott ... Skony (Maj. John Skokowski)
Florin Piersic Jr. ... Joseph 'El Tiburon' Salazar
Martine Argent Martine Argent ... Amanda Chavez
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ... Eric Ramirez (as Lauro Chartrand)
Bruce Crawford Bruce Crawford ... Gary Dentze
Claudiu Bleont ... Emilian
Howard Dell ... Mike Darol
George Remes ... Chief Cristi Badea (as Remes George)
Adina Galupa ... Luca Negru
Sharlene Royer ... Ana
Bogdan Farcas Bogdan Farcas ... Swat Commander
Massimo Dobrovic ... Massimo - Hotel Manager


An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an explosive assault on the hotel. Written by Daro Film Distribution

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In This Game, There is only One King.


Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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Did You Know?


George ST. Pierre was not paid to be in this movie with money. In exchange for his performance, GSP wanted Steven Seagal to teach him the same secret front kick that Steven taught to Anderson Silva. See more »


In the shot when Steven Seagal and Georges St-Pierre fall off a ledge during their fight, Steven Seagal is obviously replaced with a stunt-double who is much thinner and has a completely different face. See more »

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Luke Goss Is The Best Actor Here
29 November 2019 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

I just watched Killing Salazar (Cartels)

The long fall from grace for Seagal continues. Since 2003, he has appeared in almost 30 STV movies. That's two dozen more than the 10 pictures from 1988-2002 that were box office hits. In the last decade, things have grown worse for what is left of his fan base, as he is now a supporting player (some times not even that) in his own movies. That's the case, once again, in this tripe, but it was strangely enjoyable tripe. I can't quite put my finger on why I found it semi enjoyable, I think it was because of Luke Goss, he was the best actor in it and i enjoyed his performance.

It looked like it had the biggest budget for a movie featuring Seagal for a long time, but for me Seagal was the weak point of the movie, he is a constant distraction every time he comes on screen with his bloated face and jet black hair and goatee. There were times he didn't even look like he was putting the effort in to realistically hold and fire a gun, let alone hit anything.

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Release Date:

7 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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