Driven to Kill
|Driven to Kill|
|Directed by||Jeff F. King|
|Produced by||Kirk Shaw|
|Written by||Mark James|
|Music by||Peter Allen|
|Cinematography||Thomas M. Harting|
|Edited by||Jamie Alain|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Running time||98 minutes|
Driven to Kill is a 2009 American action film directed by Jeff F. King, starring Steven Seagal, Mike Dopud, Igor Jijikine and Robert Wisden. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on May 19, 2009.
Ruslan Drachev (Steven Seagal) is a former Russian diplomat and a current writer of hard boiled pulp fiction novels living in St. Petersburg when he gets a call from his ex-wife Catherine (Inna Korobkina) that his daughter Lanie (Laura Mennell) is getting married.
Not wanting to miss the wedding, Ruslan catches the red eye to New Jersey and heads into Trenton to see Lanie, who is an attorney in the D.A.'s office in Trenton. Ruslan is somewhat concerned that Lanie is marrying Stephen Abramov (Dmitry Chepovetsky), the son of Michael Abramov (Igor Jijikine), the brutal boss of the local Russian mob outfit.
Later on, Ruslan finds that Catherine is now married to wealthy local defense attorney Terry Goldstein (Robert Wisden). Lanie tells Ruslan that Terry is a jerk. Ruslan pulls Stephen to the side, and Stephen assures Ruslan that he has no interest of joining the family business and just wants to love his new wife and start a new life.
After everyone but Catherine and Lanie leaves to go to the church where the wedding will take place, A pair of men break in, stab Catherine to death, and then stab Lanie, leaving her in critical condition.
Detective Norden (Ingrid Torrance) and Detective Lavastic (Zak Santiago) are heading the investigation. It was made to look like a robbery, but Ruslan knows full well that it was not a robbery. At East Lawn Hospital, Dr. Brown (Linda Minard) tells Ruslan that she expects Lanie to recover.
Ruslan starts his own investigation and learns that Michael, who hates Ruslan, was behind the attack. Terry, who is Michael's attorney, is also in on it. Michael despised the thought of Stephan marrying a prosecuting attorney instead of following in Michael's footsteps, and Catherine was about to blow the whistle on some of Terry's corrupt activities. However, Ruslan is willing to do whatever it takes to make Michael and Terry pay for what they did.
- Steven Seagal as Ruslan Drachev
- Mike Dopud as Boris
- Igor Jijikine as Michael Abramov
- Robert Wisden as Terry Goldstein
- Inna Korobkina as Catherine Goldstein
- Zak Santiago as Detective Lavastic
- Alexander Rafalski as Alex
- Eugene Lazarev as Bartender
- Laura Mennell as Lanie Drachev
- Aleks Paunovic as Tony Links
- Ingrid Torrance as Detective Norden
- Sergei Nasibov as Ilya
- Dmitry Chepovetsky as Stephen
- Crystal Lowe as Tanya
- Daniel Cudmore as Young Guy
- Gerry South as Taxi Driver
- Holly Eglington as Regime
- Dan Payne as Sergei
- Reg Tupper as Pawn Shop Owner
- Linda Minard as Doctor
On May 19, 2009, DVD and Blu-ray was released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in the United States in Region 1. On 13 July 2009, DVD and Blu-ray was released by Optimum Home Entertainment in the United Kingdom in Region 2.