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Mercenary: Absolution (2015)

Absolution (original title)
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When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... John Alexander
Byron Mann ... Chi
Howard Dell ... Van Horn
Adina Stetcu ... Nadia
Vinnie Jones ... The Boss
Josh Barnett ... Colt
Maria Bata ... Diana
Cosmin Dominte ... Sergei
Sergiu Costache ... The Afghani
George Remes ... Victor
Sabina Branduse ... John's Wife
Lavinia Geambasu Lavinia Geambasu ... Working Girl
Massimo Dobrovic ... Handler
Claudiu Bleont Claudiu Bleont ... Working Girl's John
Andreea Afloarei Andreea Afloarei ... Receptionist
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When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the government agency that hired him for the mission. Written by Lionsgate

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Revenge Has Its Own Set Of Rules.


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

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Country:

Romania | USA | Ukraine

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mercenary: Absolution See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Steven Seagal was hesitant to release this movie because he was convinced that it would inspire the second coming of Jesus Christ. He asked the Pope for his blessing first. The Pope replied by saying it was the dumbest thing he had ever heard. See more »

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Nadia explains to John (Seagal) how they were captured by the boss and that her sister was killed by the boss. How would she know her sister was killed as she escaped from the room prior to her sister being killed. See more »

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If you've seen one Steven Seagal flick....
17 May 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

I don't get how this got to theaters.

Last year, Jean-Claude Van Damme had two movies in theaters, Welcome to the Jungle and Enemies Closer, which were pretty decent, mostly because the muscles from Brussels stepped (slightly) out of his element to give us something different than his signature kicks and it worked to make a good movie.

I was expecting the same thing from this Seagal movie (after all, when was the last time this guy had something that did not premiere on Netflix?), but as soon as the movie open with a stupid narration about Seagal being a bad man who does bad things and he's looking to redeem himself with one good deed, I knew this was not that movie.

If any of you are aware of the old fat Seagal era on DVD, than you have herd Steve do this speech in every straight-to-video flick he's ever made. This movie could not be more formulated to the old fat saga, (takes place in Eastern Europe, he plays blues guitar, etc…). The only exception was that the strippers in the film were not naked. Maybe this is how the movie got into theaters?

Don't get me wrong, it's a fine action movie, especially if you at least like Seagal, but I was hoping since this was the first Seagal movie I've seen in years in a movie house, that he would do something different or that it was a return to Seagal back when he was thinner and ran like a girl, but it was neither.


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