The action film from Saban Films Redemption Day is currently out in theaters, On Demand, and Digital. On the surface, it looks like your average action film plot that sees a character have to jump back into a life of action and violence in order to save a loved one. But this film does have a couple more layers that we can explore while enjoying some fun action sequences.
Redemption Day is written and directed by Hicham Hajji and stars Gary Dourdan as Brad Paxton and Serinda Swan, who plays Kate Paxton. Along with them, the cast includes Martin Donovan, Ernie Hudson, Samy Naceri, and Andy Garcia. We see Brad as a returning U.S. Marine Captain that is suffering from PTSD. His wife Kate, does everything she can to be an amazing support for him without making him feel like a crutch. All while still having a great career.
Her job takes her to Morocco, where unfortunately she is kidnapped by terrorists. Her husband has no choice but to come to her aid. But what makes this story interesting is the politics behind how they decide to go about rescuing her. Middle-Eastern politics take precedent over the life of an American. It’s a statement about big oil that Hajji has intentionally left in the film for audiences to explore.
Here is the synopsis for Saban Films’ Redemption Day:
Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton’s (Gary Dourdan) wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.
In honor, of its release, LRMOnline had the opportunity to talk with the lead actress of Redemption Day, Serinda Swan. Despite the fact that she was filming in Canada, she made some time to speak with us about the film. During our conversation, we talk about her role as Kate. How she prepared for a role where she shows a very proper way of being there for her husband with PTSD. Also, the fact that she does not play a damsel in distress. You can check out the interview below!
Saban Films‘ Redemption Day is now in select theaters, On Demand, and Digital.