Kill Switch

Kill Switch

Director: Jeff F. King Cast: Steven Seagal, Chris Thomas King, Jerry Rector

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A decorated homicide detective faces off against a perverse serial killer against the backdrop of the depraved Memphis underworld in this action thriller starring Steven Seagal. Detective Jacob Stillwell (Seagal)'s reputation for exacting street justice has made him something of an icon among his colleagues in law enforcement, but with a cunning psychopath named Lazarus roaming the streets Stillwell can't lie back on his laurels. Lazarus has the residents of Memphis locking their doors at night and sleeping with one eye open, peering into the shadows in a panicked state of total fear. Now, as the killer becomes increasingly emboldened, Detective Stillwell dives headlong into the sordid underbelly of the city on a mission to hunt the hunter so that the citizens of Memphis can rest easy without having to fear for their lives.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2008
UPC: 0687797125798
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steven Seagal Jacob King
Chris Thomas King Storm Anderson
Jerry Rector Actor
Isaac Hayes Actor
Holly Elissa Dignard Actor
Mark Collie Actor
Karyn Michelle Baltzer Actor
Michael Filipowich Actor

Technical Credits
Jeff F. King Director
Jamie Alain Editor
Kim Arnott Executive Producer
Eric Fraser Production Designer
Phillip B. Goldfine Executive Producer
Tom Harting Cinematographer
Judy Lee Casting
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Lindsay MacAdam Executive Producer
Katrina McCarthy Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Seagal Executive Producer,Screenwriter
John Sereda Score Composer
Kirk Shaw Producer
Laura Toplass Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kill Switch
1. Main Titles [3:34]
2. Which Wire? [10:59]
3. Talk to Me [12:36]
4. Night Owl [9:29]
5. Morgue [6:58]
6. Lazerus [9:14]
7. Listen Carefully [6:37]
8. Opening [8:07]
9. Divination [5:54]
10. Wrong Impression [9:23]
11. Culprit [9:33]
12. End Credits [4:00]

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Kill Switch 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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KILL SWITCH Written by Steven Seagal Directed by Jeff King Soundtrack composed by John Sereda Rated: R Starring: Steven Seagal Chris Thomas King Holly Dignard Karyn Michelle Baltzer Distributed by First Look Studios In childhood, Jacob Stillwell (Steven Seagal) witnesses the murder of his twin brother, Daniel. Traumatized by the event, it never stops haunting him. As a result, he devotes his life to tracking down serial killers. Renowned for having solved more cases than anyone has in U.S. history, he becomes one of the most recognized and respected investigators in his field. He tracks a vicious and sadistic killer named Vasquez to Memphis. Vasquez brutalizes and tortures victims for the thrill of being chased by authorities. Stillwell and his police partner, Storm Anderson (Chris Thomas King) are on the crime scene when Stillwell discovers the killer is watching them from the window of an apartment across the street. He confronts Vasquez, fights with him, knocks him from the high window and eventually arrests him, but Vasquez is released from jail on a technicality. The chase is on again with the killer tormenting Stillwell about his troubling memories. Stillwell battles both the killer and his inner demons in this film. Fans of Steven Seagal expect great fight scenes and they will not be disappointed in Kill Switch. The fights are lengthy and brutal. There are street fights, shootouts and a car explosion. Seagal is back in shape and handles himself well. Kill Switch is listed as an action film but it is psychological horror at its best -- dark, suspenseful, with gothic overtones and brutal violence. Seagal&#8217 s writing skills are clearly apparent in this composition. John Sereda's music is perfectly suited to the mood. Production values are high and the film could have worked well on the big screen. Issac Hayes plays the coroner, and even in this small role, adds much to the film. The cast overall turned in valid performances with those of Steven Seagal and Chris Thomas King nothing short of suburb. They worked well together. In one of the film&#8217 s lighter moments, Chris Thomas King shines through, really stealing the scene, and viewers get a glimpse of his versatile and remarkable talent. This is somewhat of a departure from Seagal&#8217 s past movies, focusing more on plot and acting. Viewers see a different side of this martial artist, more humane and caring, but still capable of swift and deadly justice. Kill Switch is one of Steven&#8217 s Seagal&#8217 s best films to date and firmly established Chris Thomas King as an important dramatic actor.