|Directed by||Roel Reiné|
|Produced by||Steven Seagal
|Written by||J.D. Zeik|
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Arthur J. Nascarella
|Music by||Gerald Brunskill|
|Editing by||Todd C. Ramsay|
|Distributed by||Stage 6 Films|
|Running time||96 minutes|
Matt Conlin is an unemployed, drinking deadbeat. Once he was a police officer who lived with his wife Liz and his daughter Becky. Then, his partner disappeared, along with a large stash of police-impounded money. Due to the fact that Matt was an avid gambler, he was the prime suspect for the crime, but his colleague Steve lied that he and Matt were playing poker, thus giving him an alibi. Since the police still suspected Matt of the crimes, he was thrown off the police force. Matt's wife files for divorce and marries Steve. Matt's daughter Becky stays with Steve while Matt spends his time gambling and heavily drinking.
Some time later, Matt's markers from extended gambling are mysteriously picked up. Eventually the collector, called the "Old Man", sends him a messenger named Blue. Matt is told that he must work off his debt as a hitman for the Old Man's vigilante organization. He begins to receive contracts to kill criminals who avoid arrest with their money and influence.
Matt deals with his first assignments without much difficulty. Matt also surprisngly learns that his new girlfriend Drea is also an operative for the Old Man, like Blue. Later, Matt is ordered to kill Steve. He refuses and confronts Blue, the Old Man, and Drea with the assignment. Matt is told that Steve is actually a dirty cop who deals with criminals; Matt refuses to believe this. Elsewhere, Steve kills an innocent chaplain because in a prior confession to the priest Matt had talked about his history with Steve. Steve uses this to frame Blue for the crime. When Matt returns to the church, he swears that he'll avenge the clergyman's death, despite Steve's urgent requests to stay out of the situation. Unwilling to heed Steve's request, Matt is then arrested by Steve for being a "material witness" and released after two hours because Steve hopes to find the Old Man and kill Matt and Blue through following Matt. Still, Matt and Blue manage to escape. At the priest's funeral, which Matt later attends, Steve and his associates plan to kill Matt.
After the funeral ends, a standoff ensues between Matt and Steve. It is revealed that Steve stole the confiscated money, as well as murdered Matt's partner out of fear that he would blow the whistle on Steve's operations. Blue and Drea show up to support Matt, much to the surprise of Steve, and a gunfight ensues. As a trump card, Steve reveals that he is holding Becky hostage, and threatens to kill her if Matt doesn't back down. Drea is able to free Becky while Matt and Blue fight Steve's associates. Blue is mortally wounded and says his goodbyes to Matt before passing. Matt and Steve confront each other once more and Matt successfully kills Steve.
Much later, Becky and her father are shown to be reunited and spending more time together than before. The camera cuts to Matt praying in the church as Drea walks in to give Matt his next assignment from the Old Man.
- Steven Seagal as Matt Conlin
- Lydia Jordan as Becky
- Lance Henriksen as The Old Man
- Renee Elise Goldsberry as Drea
- Blanchard Ryan as Liz
- Arthur J. Nascarella as Bruno
- Paul Calderón as Blue
- Mark Elliot Wilson as Lt. Steve Shacter
- Wass Stevens as Tim Wheeler
- Niall Griffiths as himself
The film was released on DVD on March 4, 2008 and garnered $2,846,676 in revenue.
- Varnon, Rob (February 16, 2008). "Filmmakers keep state on their map". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 2008-09-07. "Last year, the region hosted several films for more than a couple months, including Steven Seagal's "Marker." That movie, which boasts a big shoot-em-up scene in downtown Bridgeport, will be available on DVD next month under the title "Pistol Whipped.""
- Pistol Whipped at the Internet Movie Database
- Pistol Whipped at allmovie
- Rebelfilm, production company