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Direct Contact

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Cast: Michael Paré, Dolph Lundgren

Director:Dan Lerner


Year: 2009


Mike Riggins, an imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, Ana Gale, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her, Mike discovers that the kidnap story was just a ruse to bring Ana out into the open. Our hero suddenly finds himself and his charge being hunted by ruthless government, para-military, and underworld organizations - all who want him dead and Ana under their control. With no one to turn to, and the enemies closing in, Mike must uncover the truth about Ana and bring her to the safety of the U.S. Embassy.

It is great news to know that Dolph Lungren will be in the new Sylvester Stallone movie next year but in the mean time you have his latest DTV offering here. When anyone mentions Dolph being in a movie you right away think action, some times you get the good while other movies he has been in were boring but going off the trailer alone I was looking forward to seeing Direct Contact. It is clear from the start that Director, Danny Lerner set out to make a film packed with as much action and the least amount of story he could and I got to say he did just that. The film suffers as far as story goes and the characters are not developed at all but as far as the action goes I don't think I have seen a film with as much in a very long time. Lets be honest when you see a movie like this sitting out in your local video store your not thinking about an award winner but you think right away about brainless and fun action and this one takes that to the next level. I swear there might be a record here in the amount of ammo used in one movie, there is action from beginning to end and some very nice gore as well in some of the killings. The film's production values seem above average and the short run time is filled in nicely with the non-stop action scenes. If you see the cover and expect something else then I got to say you deserve to be disappointed but anyone that would rip this film for what it is simply needs to stop watching movies. Direct Contact delivers on the promise it makes and even goes beyond that making for a fun B-movie that sets the bar very high on any action movies that are going to follow. If your a fan of action I got to say this is a must see film that I found to be highly entertaining. Released by First Look Studios. **** Out Of *****