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On Deadly Ground (1994)

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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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 thirty plus million dollars for the film, forced the pic to shutdown, just a few weeks away from filming. 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 »

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Forrest Taft: What does it take to change the essence of a man?
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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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References Dances with Wolves (1990) 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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Steven Seagal fights to save the environment!
19 December 1999 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

On Deadly Ground is the first movie, which is directed by Steven Seagal himself. Seagal plays Forrest Taft, a fireman in Alaska. He works for the greedy oil-billionaire Michael Jennings(Michael Caine), but Taft soon discovers Jennings`s filty plans. Jennings and his goons try to blow Taft away in a polluted factory, but Taft survives thanks to the local escimoes. Taft learns a lot about nature and the escimoes`s views of the industrialized world. The fight-scenes and action-scenes are as explosive and violent as ever in On Deadly Ground, but this movie gives us some important messages about the environment. The opening-credits are fantastic, as is the soundtrack composed by Basil Poledouris. I don`t really understand why people don`t like this movie, as it`s a very good one. 9/10


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