For the fire-arm technique of pistol whipping, see : Pistol whipping
Pistol Whipped is a 2008 action film starring Steven Seagal, Lance Henriksen, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Blanchard Ryan, Lydia Jordan and Arthur J. Nascarella. Filmed in Connecticut, in May and June 2007, it was directed by Roel Reiné. Initially titled Marker, the film was released by Sony straight to DVD on March 4, 2008 as "Pistol Whipped".
In the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Matt Conner (Steven Seagal) is an ex-cop whose life has gone downhill since he was kicked off the Bridgeport police force after being accused of stealing some money from the evidence storage locker.
Matt tries to be a father to his young daughter Becky (Lydia Jordan) while trying to hide his money problems and alcoholism from her: Every so often, Matt goes to church (he is Catholic) to talk to Father Joe Maloney (Bernie McInerny), a friend. Matt's been struggling with a debilitating gambling problem and a mountainous debt that totals more than $1,000,000.
After losing a lot of money one night at a local poker game, an angry Matt is approached by a man named Blue (Paul Calderón), who takes him to meet with a mysterious old man (Lance