|A Dangerous Man|
|Directed by||Keoni Waxman|
|Produced by||Deboragh Gabler, Steven Seagal|
|Written by||Keoni Waxman|
|Editing by||Trevor Mirosh|
|Distributed by||Paramount Home Entertainment|
|Running time||94 min|
A Dangerous Man is a 2009 action film. It stars Steven Seagal as a man who's released from prison after spending 6 years locked up for a crime he didn't commit.
We open as Shane Daniels (Steven Seagal) stands before a judge in jail house blues. He listens as the judge tells him that he has the Arizona state’s apology for spending the last six years incarcerated for a violent murder he didn’t commit. That DNA evidence has proven his innocence beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Judge asks if there is anything he wants to say. A visibly angry Shane asks them if they can give him his life back.
Within hours of being released to the streets, Shane finds himself the intended victim of a street robbery. Using a combination of brutal boxing and martial arts skills, Shane kills one of his attackers with a disassembled pistol. Whom he then kicks into the window of a car, which he then drives off in (the bad guy in the car has by now mysteriously vanished despite the considerable handicap of being dead). Unable to cope in the noisy city Shane takes to the road. Cut to a rest stop along a lonely stretch of highway. It’s early evening and there are no other cars in the lot with the exception of Shane who sits atop the hood of his car taking long pulls from the half empty whisky bottle. That’s when he witnesses a state trooper pulling over a car containing two Chinese nationals. When the Chinese nationals kill the state trooper and try to kill a few witnesses, Shane is forced to intervene by blowing up aforementioned stolen car. In a brutal fight he kills one of the attackers and sends the other running off into the desert.
When Shane checks on the dead cop he hears noise coming from the trunk of the Chinese national’s car. Inside he finds an unconscious girl and a duffel bag full of cash. Fearing that the cops will implicate him in the death of the trooper and knowing that the Chinese national will return with back-up, Shane takes the girl, the cash and one lone survivor into the nearest small town.
The teen Russian boy he saved is dropped off and Shane takes the now conscious girl to a motel. She begs him not to turn her over to the cops or the Chinese. What Shane learns is she was part of an illegal diamond sale that went wrong. She was taken hostage and her father was supposed to pay a ransom to the Chinese mafia. If the local police or the Chinese get her she will be used as ransom and then probably killed. The girl explains that the town they are in is under the control of the Chinese mafia. That the two man police department is actually run by them. She tells Shane that he can keep the cash if he gets her to safety.
Shane, in very typical Steven Seagal fashion then goes to prove to everyone that not only did he probably belong in jail, he should have probably been heavily sedated because he proceeds to either beat people to a pulp or kill them out right. Shane first proves this to the Russians who then help him because the teen Russian boy had earlier promised help. Then the Chinese mafia is betrayed by the Chinese Army which kills all but the head of the mafia who were at the lumber yard. The Chinese enforcers and two man police department launch an assault on the head Russian's house. A long gun battle ensues where Shane kicks some people bashes in some heads and saves both the head Russian and the head Russian's son (earlier mentioned teen Russian) again. The head Russian then pledges to help Shane disappear to wherever he wants after Shane finishes the business with the Chinese.
In the final battle, Shane and about a platoon of Russian goons assault the Chinese in the lumber yard. Shane engages in hand to hand combat with the main Chinese antagonist and kicks his ass then kills him spouting off some witty one-liners.
Filming began in 2009 with a release date scheduled after The Keeper.
Release Dates: UK - 28 December 2009 USA - 9 February 2010