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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

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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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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 »

Goofs

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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Referenced in The Task: Pilot (2016) See more »

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Get u Awn
Written and Performed by CHORDS / MASTA ACE & PUNCHLINE
Produced by Breakmechanix
Published by Juju Publishing / Warner Chapelle Music Scandinavia Copyright Control / Damasta Music (ASCAP) / Fruit Punch Publishing (BMI)
MASTA ACE appears courtesy of Yosumi Records
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"Direct Action" is one of the best direct-to-video action flicks ever.
12 May 2010 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"Direct Action" is one of the best direct-to-video action flicks ever.

Frank Gannon (Lundgren) is about to blow the whistle on a group of dirty cops from the "Direct Action Unit". But first, he has to train his new partner, Billie Ross (Polly Shannon). During a drive to a coffee house, they are ambushed by the cops. Gannon kills them all. When some other members hear about this, they also try to kill them.

The plot is simple, but exciting. All the action scenes are terrific. You don't usually get to see Lundgren use his hand-to-hand combat skills, when he does, it's awesome. He did all of his own stunts.

Like Van Damme, Lundgren is branching out as an actor. He does a great job. Polly Shannon is a good foil for him. They have a nice chemistry.

In the end: "Direct Action" is one of best action movies out there. Grab some popcorn, crank up the volume and you'll have a fun time.

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