A Good Man (2014)

B-movie, but a good plot, good martial arts

I watched this 2014 Grindstone Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, Steamroller Productions action/crime film, “A Good Man”, fifth collaboration between Steven Seagal (co-producer) and director Keoni Waxman, on Netflix DVD. Alexander was the leader of a covert operation on the border of Dagestan (Russia). His team has two targets, Islamic terrorist Abu Alwaki and Mr. Chen, an Islamic fundamentalist arms dealer who is financing terrorism. The mission fails and Mr. Chen gets away.

Two years later, Alexander is now a handyman in Eastern Europe where he gets involved in protecting neighbors Lena and her young sister Mya from the local mafia. Alexander is played by Steven Seagal (a 7th-dan black belt in aikido,

Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Under Siege movies, Exit Wounds, Shadow Man, Kill Switch, Machete, Sniper: Special Ops, Contract to Kill, Beyond the Law),  Mr. Chen is played by

Tzi Ma (The Money Pit, RoboCop 2, Rush Hour movies, Skyscraper, Mulan, TV episodes of 24, America Dad!), Lena is played by Iulia Verdes (born and raised in Bucharest, Romania)  and Mya is played by
Sofia Nicolaescu (also Romanian).

The movie also stars Victor Webster (TV episodes of Days of Our Lives, Mutant X, Charmed, Melrose Place, Continuum) and Claudiu Bleont (a Romanian film and theatre actor, comedian, television celebrity, and television presenter).

“A Good Man” was co-produced, co-written and directed by Keoni Waxman (in photo, Sweepers, A Dangerous Man, Hunt to Kill, Contract to Kill, End of a Gun), co-written by Jason Rainwater (American actor, writer, and producer, Lethal Weapon, Forever Young and

co-produced by Phillip B. Goldfine (The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Damascus Cover, A Christmas Story 2). The movie was shot in in Bucharest, Romania in three weeks. The movie has a sequel titled “Absolution”.

The movie has lots of good martial arts work and Seagal is excellent with the short sword. I enjoyed the movie and will give it 3 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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