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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  14 July 1995 (USA)
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Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

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Mercenary #1
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Afifi Alaouie ...
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Captain Linda Gilder
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Kelly, Barmaid
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Scotty, Mercenary
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Captain David Trilling
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Ryback's Cook
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Storyline

Seal Team Commander Casey Ryback has retired from the Navy since the conclusion of the events in the first movie, and is now a chef at the Mile High Cafe in Denver, Colorado. Ryback is taking his niece Sarah Ryback on vacation, to reconnect and commiserate with her after the death of her parents. They board a train traveling westbound through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to LA. With the help of gun-for-hire Marcus Penn a couple dozen of his mercenaries, ex-CIA brain (and mentally unstable) Travis Dane commandeers the train, takes the passengers and crew hostage, and sets up a mobile control center. He hacks into the CIA database and gains control of a Top-Secret defence satellite he designed during his Agency days that has just been deployed. Funded by various foreign interests, he stands to make 1 billion dollars for using the space weapon to blow up the Eastern seaboard by targeting a nuclear reactor housed beneath the Pentagon. Dane taunts the Joint Chiefs in the Pentagon ... Written by Angus Brewer

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Last time he rocked the boat. This time the sky's the limit. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

14 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£1,658,234 (UK) (17 November 1995)
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Trivia

According to Jenny McCarthy, she auditioned for the role of Kelly for Steven Seagal. She claims Seagal ordered her to strip even though the role did not require nudity. Seagal's spokesperson has denied McCarthy's story. See more »

Goofs

We see the "porter" enter the back of the hostage train car and duck down when the terrorist fires at him, a moment later, the "porter" enters and fires at the terrorist. See more »

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[first lines]
Gen. Cooper: Tom, thanks for coming.
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Referenced in Knight Rider: Day Turns Into Knight (2009) See more »

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AFTER THE TRAIN HAS GONE
Written and Produced by Steven Seagal and Todd Smallwood
Performed by Gregg Allman, Abraham McDonald, Todd Smallwood, Pepper Mashay (as Jean McClain) and Steven Seagal
Gregg Allman appears courtesy of 550 Music
Background vocals by Erica Bell and Tory Baker from the Hamilton High Gospel Choir - Fred Martin,
choir master
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An inevitable sequel….
23 August 2004 | by (Southern England) – See all my reviews

With the overwhelming success of the first Under Siege, it was inevitable that a sequel would be wheeled out before too long. Sure enough here it is, Under Siege 2 – Dark Territory.

Quite why they bothered with the last subtitle I do not known as it is not readily obvious within the action as to its reference but I digress.

This time the terrorists and Segal are all clumped together on a train. Basically it's a similar scenario from the first film, complete with the same Admirals, CIA boss etc from the first instalment.

The weapon of choice this time is a daft satellite weapon controlled by a nutcase and his band of hired mercenaries. The two leading bad guys do however have some wonderful much quotable lines, one in particular I cannot repeat here in print, you will just have to make your own assumption…..

Once again Segal is on his own with just an annoying sidekick/comedy relief (this time a Porter) for company and again he single handed takes on the non-descript bad guys and duly despatches them one by one as per standard procedure in an effort to stop the weapon, save the train and also save his irritating but nice to look at niece.

Sadly the quality of the seemingly recycled script is poor and Segal is hopelessly out acted by the two lead bad guys (Eric Bogosian and Everett McGill) who in turn are out acted by the two former Alaskan Railroad GP7 type locomotives hauling the train!!

Also not helping in my appreciation of this film is the fact that the UK DVD release is badly chopped about and obvious badly done cuts abound throughout. Thankfully an excellent soundtrack from Basil Poledouris saves this film from being just average.


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