Direct Action (2005)





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When you blow the whistle on police corruption, you'd better be ready to fight for your life, as honest cop Frank Gannon (Dolph Lundgren) learns in this action-packed effort from veteran director Sidney J. Furie. Though years of service on the Direct Action Task Force have earned honest cop Gannon the respect of his peers, it's every man for himself when Gannon reveals corruption that leads to the highest ranks and the Feds implicate him in a dangerous drug scam. With only rookie cop Billy Ross (Polly Shannon) to back him and less than 24 hours to prove his innocence, Gannon must survive the most grueling day of his life if he is to clear his name and make the guilty pay for their crimes.
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Dolph Lundgren
as Frank Gannon
Polly Shannon
as Billie Ross
Donald Burda
as Bryant
Rothaford Gray
as Ed Grimes
Conrad Dunn
as Captain Stone
Walter Alza
as Espinoza
Alex Karzis
as Agent Bill
Larry Day
as Phil
Daniel Kash
as LoPresti
Stacey Coke
as Loretta
Tim Sell
as Hardcase #1
Jim Codrington
as Hardcase #2
Ian Alden
as Hardcase #3
Elias Zarou
as Old Cafe Owner
Joe Pingue
as US Attorney
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Critic Reviews for Direct Action

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[The film is] betrayed by silly expository dialogue and some of the worst imaginable action staging -- I mean sub-Walker, Texas Ranger type stuff.

Full Review… | July 19, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Direct Action

Nope I am correct haha another Dolph film with almost the same name as another Dolph film ('Direct Contact') and its just as bad, cheap, tacky as the other. This time Dolph is exposing crooked cops and...well basically beating and killing everyone in sight without breaking sweat, the usual stuff. Lots of gun fire and lots of missing etc...I dunno how they get funding for this identical cookiecutter stuff.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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The car chasing scenes were directed in such a horrible way, but the script it self was not bad and Dolph is always wonderful! Oh, I loved the Punisher shirt on one of the bad guys. I know they did that b/c of Dolph, he is and always will be the Punisher!

Melody Briscoe
Melody Briscoe

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