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Direct Action (2004)

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Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

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Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Greg Mellott (screenplay), Sidney J. Furie (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Sgt. Frank Gannon
Polly Shannon ... Billie Ross
Donald Burda ... Bryant
Rothaford Gray ... Sgt. Ed Grimes
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Captain Stone
Walter Alza ... Espinoza
Alex Karzis ... Agent Bill
Larry Day ... Phil, Agent in Charge
Natacha La Ferriere Natacha La Ferriere ... Adrianna
Daniel Kash ... LoPresti
Stacey Coke Stacey Coke ... Loretta Grimes
Joseph Griffin ... Carter (as Joseph Luna Griffin)
Vanessa Thompson Vanessa Thompson ... Katy
Tim Sell Tim Sell ... Hardcase #1
Jim Codrington ... Hardcase #2
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Storyline

Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

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Can One Man Make A Difference?

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

GFT Entertainment

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2005 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Amesi drasi See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released theatrically in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. See more »

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This film is all about an LAPD unit,yet all the license plates on vehicles in the film are Ontario plates. See more »

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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Where did my budget go???
30 July 2005 | by argentobuffSee all my reviews

In Direct Action Dolph is an LA cop about to expose the rampant police corruption that surrounds his precinct every day.Before he can testify his fellow cops decide he is better of sleeping with the fishes,which puts Dolph into survival mode and on the run.Will he survive in the end?I think we already know that.

Direct action is the 2nd pairing of Lundgren and veteran Director Sidney J. Furie.Both quite capable here.The plot has been done countless times.The supporting cast is okay.Polly Shannon does pretty well here.But what nearly sinks Direct action is over-Ambition.The budget for this was clearly too low.The movie ends up looking way TOO cheap for its own good.The script while okay,has its fill of clichés and twists that you can see coming a mile away.

On the plus side,Dolph gets to demonstrate more of his martial arts prow-less.The fights are pretty good.

I think some producer should put up about 10 million or more for the next Lundgren flick.He cannot keep making them so cheap.After all the good things I had heard about DR,It came off as a major disappointment.

Its still better than the latest Steven Segal trash.

5/10


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