Direct Action (2004)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller

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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.




  • Dolph Lundgren and Conrad Dunn in Direct Action (2004)
  • Polly Shannon in Direct Action (2004)
  • Dolph Lundgren in Direct Action (2004)
  • Stacey Coke in Direct Action (2004)
  • Dolph Lundgren and Conrad Dunn in Direct Action (2004)
  • Polly Shannon and Stacey Coke in Direct Action (2004)

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30 July 2005 | argentobuff
| Where did my budget go???
In Direct Action Dolph is an LA cop about to expose the rampant police corruption that surrounds his precinct every day.Before he can testify his fellow cops decide he is better of sleeping with the fishes,which puts Dolph into survival mode and on the run.Will he survive in the end?I think we already know that.

Direct action is the 2nd pairing of Lundgren and veteran Director Sidney J. Furie.Both quite capable here.The plot has been done countless times.The supporting cast is okay.Polly Shannon does pretty well here.But what nearly sinks Direct action is over-Ambition.The budget for this was clearly too low.The movie ends up looking way TOO cheap for its own good.The script while okay,has its fill of clichés and twists that you can see coming a mile away.

On the plus side,Dolph gets to demonstrate more of his martial arts prow-less.The fights are pretty good.

I think some producer should put up about 10 million or more for the next Lundgren flick.He cannot keep making them so cheap.After all the good things I had heard about DR,It came off as a major disappointment.

Its still better than the latest Steven Segal trash.


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Release Date:

25 May 2005



Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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