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On Deadly Ground (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  18 February 1994 (USA)
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

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Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long as it's making money for him. He even makes commercials that make him look like he cares about the environment. Jennings is almost finished with building his new state-of-the art oil rig: AEGIS-1. The problem is that if he doesn't finish building the rig in thirteen days, the land rights will be returned to the Eskimos and the Alaskan government. When Jennings finds out that Taft's best friend Hugh Palmer has a computer disk that contains information about defective equipment on AEGIS-1, he sends out his goons to murder Palmer. When Taft tries to interfere, Jennings tries to kill Taft. But an Eskimo woman named Masu, who introduces Taft to her father Silook, the chief of her tribe, rescues Taft. With Masu's help, Taft begins a trek through the ... Written by drayj65 <drayj65@hotmail.com>

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His Battle To Save The Alaskan Wilderness And Protect Its People Can Only Be Won...


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,590,500 (USA)
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On Deadly Ground was not Steven Seagal's first choice to make his directorial debut. He was initially offered the mafia drama "Man of Honor" as a starring/director/writer vehicle by Twentieth Century Fox and Morgan Creek Productions, but cost overruns, and Fox's unwillingness to plonk down $30+ million dollars for the film, forced the pic to shutdown, just weeks away from filming. See more »

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Forrest Taft seemingly goes from Alaska's North Slope to the coast on a Snowmobile with no extra gas in a day's time. See more »

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Drunken Eskimo: Buh... buh... buy a drink?
Big Mike: Listen to me you yellow snow eating, welfare collecting, redskin piece of shit, GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!
[shoves the eskimo to the ground]
Oil worker: [to Drunken Eskimo] Wanna smoke, too?
Big Mike: Huh. Dances With Whiskey!
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the end credits run over images of Alaska and its various wildlife, until we see Forrest Taft & Masu in a canoe, with Taft pointing out to Masu, a crow in front of them circling over the water (supposedly meant to be Silook in another form) See more »

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UNDER THE SAME SUN
Written by Mark Hudson, Klaus Meine and Scott Fairbairn
Performed by Scorpions
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As usual, tons of fun!
4 May 2005 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Good action but cheesy writing and mediocre direction by Mr. Seagal himself doesn't exactly add up to mega-blockbuster hit but if you're a fan of the man, the king of the karate cheeseballs, you won't be disappointed. It "delivers" in a very Seagal way. And there are lots of familiar faces here too, to add to the fun.

This movie is tons of fun but only if you're looking to have some fun. Don't buy into the enviro- hype and you'll get some good entertainment. I personally love Planet Earth but I don't look to gain awareness on any issue through a product of Hollywood.

I give this one 6/10, perhaps a point more if you're really a fan of the genre.


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