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Urban Justice (2007)

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When a dedicated police officer is murdered, his father goes on a hunt for the people responsible.

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Don E. FauntLeRoy (as Don E. Fauntleroy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Simon Ballister
Eddie Griffin ... Armand Tucker
Carmen Serano ... Alice Park
Cory Hart ... Max Ballister
Liezl Carstens Liezl Carstens ... Linda
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Det. Frank Shaw
Mary Evans Mary Evans ... Irene
Al Staggs Al Staggs ... Priest
Jade Yorker ... Gary Morrison
Jermaine Washington ... Rasheed
Brian Neal Lucero Brian Neal Lucero ... Benny (as Brian Lucero)
Danny Trejo ... El Chivo
Diego Joaquin Lopez ... Winston (as Diego Lopez)
Grady McCardell ... Dwight Morris
Brett Brock ... Watch Sergeant
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When a dedicated police officer is murdered, his father goes on a hunt for the people responsible.

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When revenge is personal, justice can be brutal.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in the Hood See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Director Don E. Fauntleroy agreed to direct the film under the terms that Steven Seagal would stay on set until he was told he could leave. See more »

Goofs

While Simon and Gary are riding in Simon's car after the run-in with the skinheads, Gary mutters the word "Shit", and immediately afterwards, Simon's lips are moving without any sound being heard. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Linda: Can't you call in sick or say you have doctor's appointment?
Max Ballister: No.
Linda: [lays on top of Max in bed, moaning and kissing him] You know I can make it worth while.
Max Ballister: [scene skips ahead to Max walking outside with Linda riding piggy-back] You're Gonna make me late.
[puts her down]
Linda: I don't want you to leave!
Max Ballister: Got to.
Linda: No.
Max Ballister: Got to.
[...]
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Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Written and Performed by Billy Cook
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just because it makes sense doesn't mean its good!!
18 February 2008 | by demonicdomSee all my reviews

I can understand why Stevo fans have given this a good rating because it is an easily digestible film unlike his normal messily edited attempt at action classics like Shadow Man and Submerged... I have seen all the stevo's and this is definitely just under average (subjective to Stevo films). He is trying, but there is a total lack of imagination in this film. The fight scenes are pretty unimaginative with Stevo doing a lot of donkey kicks that aren't really used in Aikido, He's to fat to do all these kicks!!! And there is a really boring car chase and an even more boring shootout at the end where he just stands still while bad guy's walk through the same door one at a time getting shot! What happened to his unique style that got everyone hooked like in Marked for Death and Out For Justice. The music is awful and detracts from what is happening in the story which is hard because there isn't much of a story at all! No no no!

Even though Stevo films aren't amazing at least they usually have imagination!! I thought Submerged was better than this film its got a lot of potential in the story and some great supporting actors and action although ruined by lousy editing... Urban Justice stands out as a Stevo film because it is well edited even thought the Story and the Screenplay are really dull, it is just a breath of fresh air for Stevo fans because his films are so formulaic and this film is slightly different to his usual offering.


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