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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

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
David Gianopoulos ...
Captain David Trilling
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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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A top secret nuclear satellite. A team of international terrorists. A government held hostage. An undetectable moving headquarters. Only one hero stands in the way. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$50,024,083 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the Pegasus missile shown in the film is functionally similar, it bears no resemblance to the actual rocket. In real life it features a low profile delta wing in the middle with a traditional vertical and horizontal stabilizer at the rear; as opposed to the 8 fin air-to-air style missile launched from the B2 bomber. See more »

Goofs

While a geostationary satellite like the Ares-1 could in fact reach a maximum orbital velocity that would allow it to easily strike all of the targets Dane selects throughout the movie (starting in China, then moving to the Middle East, then arriving over North America and taking out the two Stealth bombers before taking aim at the Pentagon), the last two items are not plausible as presented, because Dane found out they were there (and where they were) at a point where it would have still taken Ares-1 longer than its max burn rate to get there and destroy the Stealths. In this situation, the train would have been destroyed in an air strike. See more »

Quotes

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Gen. Cooper: Tom, thanks for coming.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

 
'Nobody beats me in the kitchen!"
26 November 2003 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Steven Seagal reprises his role as a one time SEAL team captain, a counter-terrorist expert who had to rely only on his personal skills in order to survive, and protect the hostages... He happens to be on the Grand Continental passenger train traveling from Denver to L.A... Seagal joins the only family he has, a 'cute kid' named Sarah (Katherine Heigl) after her parents died in a plane crash...

Seagal has an electrifying screen presence... Seeing him in action is similar to appreciating modern art...

The train is hijacked by a team of 'ugly men' with guns... Their chief, Travis Dane (Eric Bogosian), is a high-tech mastermind, who fakes his own death in order to gain control of a top-secret nuclear satellite... For this crazy technical genius, technology can be used for beauty or debasement, and 'until you plug it in, you just can't tell.'

Dane's henchman Penn (Everett McGill) is a soldier of fortune freak, whose relationship with his boss resurfaced during Desert Storm...

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