Direct Contact is an action movie starring Dolph Lundgren. The Swedish martial arts expert and veteran of many high-octane action thrillers plays the part of Mike Riggins, an American prisoner in a Russian jail. He is tasked by CIA man Clive Connelly (Michael Par'') with rescuing kidnap victim Ana Gale (Gina May) in return for his freedom. Ana is the daughter of a wealthy American business magnate with money, influence, and a father's desperate desire to do anything it takes to get his daughter safely home. Riggins is an ex-US special forces operative, who, having rescued Ana, discovers that her situation is more complicated than he had been told. Pursued through post-Soviet Russia by the government, Russian warlords and criminal gangs who want Ana under their control, Mike must uncover the truth that others would kill to hide, and protect Ana until he can get her to the safety of the US Embassy.