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On Deadly Ground (1994)

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

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18 February 1994 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,590,500 (USA)
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After Warner offered Steven Seagal the directorial reins for this film, then titled Rainbow Warrior, the budget blew out when bigger and more explosive action scenes were written into the screenplay. Warner turned to indie production company Largo Entertainment to share some of the cost. In return, Largo would get the international rights to the film. However, after Under Siege (1992) opened, and performed beyond Warner's expectations, Warner decided to fully finance the film themselves. See more »

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Hugh steps in front of his computer to hide the vital floppy disk, then immediately leaves. Later, we see the disk hidden in the closet behind the computer. See more »

Quotes

[Stone confronts Taft]
Stone: Yeah, that's right! Go ahead, big boy! MAKE YOUR MOVE! Then I'm gonna shove this goddamn shotgun up your ass and blow the top of your FUCKING HEAD OFF!
[Taft grabs the shotgun barrel and reverses it, causing Stone to shoot himself]
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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1994 (1995) See more »

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ONE LAST GOOD HAND
Written by John Jarrard and Gary Burr
Performed by Reba McEntire
Courtesy of MCA Records
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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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