Direct Action

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  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.0  (1,751)

Direct Action is a 2004 action movie starring Dolph Lundgren as Frank Gannon, a former cop turned security expert who is forced to take matters into his own hands when he uncovers a conspiracy involving corrupt police officers and a dangerous group of criminals. The movie opens with a tense standoff between the police and a gang of armed robbers, which ends in tragedy when a cop is killed in the crossfire. Gannon, who was on duty as a security consultant at the scene, is troubled by the way the situation was handled and decides to investigate further.

His investigation leads him to discover evidence that implicates several high-ranking police officers, including his former partner, in a massive conspiracy to cover up their involvement in the robbery and protect the criminals responsible. Gannon soon finds himself targeted by both the corrupt cops and the gangsters, and must rely on his skills as a former cop and his expertise in security to stay alive.

Along the way, Gannon enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend, a journalist named Karen (Polly Shannon), who is initially skeptical of his claims but eventually joins his fight against the corrupt cops. They team up to gather evidence and expose the conspiracy, while also trying to evade the dangerous criminals who are pursuing them.

The movie is filled with intense action sequences, including shootouts, car chases and hand-to-hand combat scenes that showcase Lundgren's martial arts skills. Despite the high-octane action, the film also delves into deeper themes such as corruption in law enforcement, betrayal and redemption.

Lundgren's performance as Gannon is intense and focused, with a brooding intensity that adds to the tension of the film. Shannon also delivers a solid performance as Karen, providing a strong female character who is more than just a damsel in distress.

The film was directed by Sidney J. Furie, a veteran director known for his work in action films such as The Ipcress File and The Leather Boys. Furie's experience in the genre is apparent in the film's slick visuals and tightly choreographed action scenes.

Overall, Direct Action is a must-see for fans of action movies, especially those who enjoy a good conspiracy thriller. The film delivers plenty of pulse-pounding excitement and suspense, while also offering deeper themes and memorable performances from its cast.

Direct Action is a 2004 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (1,751)