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The Foreigner (2003)

A freelance agent must transport a package for a mysterious employer, leading him into a web of betrayal and deceit.

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Michael Oblowitz

Writer:

Darren Campbell (as Darren O. Campbell)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jonathan Cold
Max Ryan ... Dunoir
Harry Van Gorkum ... Jerome Van Aken
Jeffrey Pierce ... Sean Cold
Anna-Louise Plowman ... Meredith Van Aken
Sherman Augustus ... Mr. Mimms
Gary Raymond ... Jared Olyphant
Philip Dunbar Philip Dunbar ... Alexander Marquee
Izabela Okrasa Izabela Okrasa ... Clarissa Van Aken
Grzegorz Kowalczyk ... Rolls Royce Driver
Dianna Camacho ... Hotel Clerk Imke
Deobia Oparei ... The Stranger
Grzegorz Emanuel ... Jonathan Look Alike
Przemyslaw Saleta ... Security Guard
Jan Jurewicz ... Man with Porsche
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Storyline

Jonathon Cold is a freelance agent hired by a mysterious man to deliver a package from France to Germany. The contents of the package remain undisclosed, even between employer and employee, but whatever it contains seems to be attracting a swarm of political corruption, backstabbing bad guys and murder. However, Cold knows he must stay one step ahead of the evil powers at work, whoever they are, no matter what the cost, as it increasingly becomes a game of step on or be stepped on. Written by davidgraham83@hotmail.com

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If they think they can stop him, they're dead wrong.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Poland

Language:

English | Danish | German | Polish

Release Date:

20 June 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foreigner See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$16,700,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To this date, 2014, is the second of two collaborations between Steven Seagal and director Michael Oblowitz. The first collaboration was Out For A Kill. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the characters exit the burning farmhouse, Steven Segal's stand-in is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Jonathon Cold: You like the dollar bill?
Mimms: Dead presidents. Greenbacks. You care to expound.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Nice scenery... shame about the movie!
17 September 2003 | by liammurphy1See all my reviews

This has got to be THE worst Steven Segal movie I have ever watched (even worse than eco-piffle like On Deadly Ground & Fire Down Below). I'll start with the good points..., It's got stylish direction for a DTV movie and has wonderful scenry... That's it! The story dosen't really go anywhere, it's just an array of well staged set pieces just so seagal go shoot bad guys (the body count can easily match Tarantino at his bloodiest!). The plot is needlessly complicated and confusing you forget who the good and bad guys are. The acting (I use the term loosely) is mediocre at best, seagal's usual ONE constipated expression and wooden acting I can take but the others especially the Brits were down right terrible.

What's in the package? Why are bad guys after it? Is seagal being set up?

WHO GIVES A S***!

When I rented this movie at my local Blockbuster (Once i'd paid) the assistant laughed at me and said it was the worst movie in the shop I could have picked! (I felt like punching him till my arm went numb)

Anyway, I haven't seen Half Past Dead or Out for a kill yet and i daren't go back for more humiliation at my store, but they can't be anyworse than this turkey

The soundtrack is supposed to be young and hip - It just gave me a suuden urge for half a dozen asprins.

All in all this is Seagal at his WORST! The guy who's gained about 100Ibs and looks well past it, he's a guy who just doesn't no when to stop, he should retire gracefully NOW! and have a go behind the camera or become a Martial arts teacher or something.

My rating 2/10 (1 point for scenery)


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