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Pistol Whipped (2008)

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An elite former cop with a serious drinking problem and a sizable gambling debt is offered an opportunity for a fresh start when a wealthy stranger buys up his debts and proposes a deadly partnership. There was a time when Matt (Steven Seagal) was a happily married husband and father, but these days his only companions are an empty bottle and a handful of casino chips. His luck has run out, and now his wife is married to another man and his daughter has a new father. Just when it seems as if things couldn't get any worse for Matt, a mysterious old man appears to offer him the opportunity of a lifetime: Should Matt agree to assassinate one of the city's most feared gangsters, his astronomical debt will be paid in full. But Matt isn't used to being a hired gun, and in order to successfully execute his dangerous mission he will first have to familiarize himself with the complicated system of underworld politics. As clarity takes hold and the prospect of redemption comes within his grasp, this once honest cop realizes there is much more to his assignment than meets the eye as he prepares to make the decision that will change his life forever.
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R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

Lance Henriksen
as The Old Man
Tim Gallin
as Elias
Paul Marini
as Barnes
Bernie McInerney
as Father Joe
Toru Ohno
as Johnny
Lee Wong
as Mr. Ling
Cheryl Cosenza
as Police Officer's Wife
Samantha Ryan Maisano
as Tiny's Girlfriend
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...undeniably does continue the upward trend of Steven Seagal's career trajectory as of late...

Full Review… | March 13, 2008
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½

I have always enjoyed Steven Seagal's films but this was awful. Please - don't waste your time watching it. Sorry

Mouhannad  Sawas
Mouhannad Sawas

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½

Let's face it...Steven Segal is a man that will not go silently into that good night! You do him wrong and you try to get close to him he will bring you down! In this escapade, He cannot be bought, and he will go all out to reclaim what was taken from him unjustly...his good name. This is Mr. Segal in one of his finest form! See this!

Fascade Fiveoneeight
Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

Above average high octane action with action hero Steven Seagal. His early movies are better than this. On the plus side, they don't even bother hiding that face that Seagal has become old and fat. However, he doesn't take himself too serious, by playing a down-on-his-luck drunk. The film itself is alright. The final half hour of the film offers two yawn-provokingly boring scenes of epic gun play. The cutting is too reckless, and the slow-motion (when used) is used badly.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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