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Shakedown (2002)

In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation, and the F.B.I. calls in Agent Alec 'Mac' Mckay to follow up the leads. A trained ... See full summary »

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Agent Alec 'Mac' MacKay
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Julie Hayes
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Christopher 'St. Joy' Bellows
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General Wolf
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Agent Lee
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Scotty Hayes
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Dr. Wilhelm Siebert
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Agent Neal
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Agent Taylor
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Crozier
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Ms. Grant
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Hostage Girl
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In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation, and the F.B.I. calls in Agent Alec 'Mac' Mckay to follow up the leads. A trained virologist, he discovers the culprit is one of the world's top researchers. He discovers the man has a safety box in a bank vault and a trap is laid to capture both the doctor and reclaim the virus. Meanwhile, Julie Hayes discovers her do-well brother Scotty has become involved in the plan to rob a bank... The very bank that the F.B.I. is now watching in their bid to reclaim the Pandora virus. An unwilling accomplice, Julie tries to alert the bank staff, unaware that the man she thinks is a bank teller is in fact Mac working undercover. Things go from bad to worse when the errant doctor, looking tense and terrified, arrives with a tall, blond-haired, leather-clad man whom the watching agents identify as St. Joy, the leader of the L.R.A., a well-known doomsday cult. St. Joy wants Pandora. He wants Pandora... Written by Helen Chavez

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bank | virus | fbi | agent | undercover | See All (15) »

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The Quake of the Century. See more »

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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24 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Földindulás  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Brian Katkin: Helicopter pilot. See more »

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Christopher 'St. Joy' Bellows: I'm dying today, one way or another.
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This Is My Mind
Music by David Mann
Music by Lyrics and Vocal by Deanthus Cowell
Handstand Music, ASCAP
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Below-average action film
5 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

The only reason I saw "Shakedown" was that it has Erika Eleniak in it. She's sexy as always, but she plays second fiddle to leading man Wolf Larson. It's a pity, because she has more action capabilities than she's allowed to show here. The film largely consists of endless shootouts that quickly become monotonous - especially when most of the time you are seeing the bad guys armed with machine guns constantly missing Larson and him armed only with a revolver (that NEVER runs out of bullets) taking them all out rather easily. The earthquake effects are decent, but there is also a lot of blurry motion and poor CGI explosions. As the psychotic "spiritual leader", Ron Perlman tries, but the pseudo-religious mumbo-jumbo he has to spout is simply boring. Eleniak, Perlman or Larson (assuming he has any) completists might want to give this one a look, for others it is barely worth a rental. (*1/2)


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