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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory -- Steven Seagal reprises the role of Casey Ryback, the mild-mannered cook and resourceful ex-Navy SEAL. This time, the danger is on the rails instead of at sea, and the stakes are even higher.
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14 July 1995 (USA) See more »
Last time he rocked the boat. This time the sky's the limit. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steven Seagal ... Casey Ryback

Eric Bogosian ... Travis Dane

Everett McGill ... Marcus Penn

Katherine Heigl ... Sarah Ryback

Morris Chestnut ... Bobby Zachs

Peter Greene ... Mercenary #1

Patrick Kilpatrick ... Mercenary #2

Scott Sowers ... Mercenary #3
Afifi Alaouie ... Female Mercenary (as Afifi)
Andy Romano ... Admiral Bates

Brenda Bakke ... Captain Linda Gilder

Sandra Taylor ... Kelly, Barmaid

Jonathan Banks ... Scotty, Mercenary
David Gianopoulos ... Captain David Trilling

Royce D. Applegate ... Ryback's Cook

Nick Mancuso ... Tom Breaker

Christopher Darga ... Cook #1
Don Blakely ... Cook #2

Dale Dye ... Captain Garza
James Clark ... Train Consultant (as Jim Clark)
Stan Garner ... Train Consultant
Silan Smith ... Friendly-Faced Engineer #1
Rick Wiles ... Conductor

Kurtwood Smith ... General Stanley Cooper
Denis L. Stewart ... Holy Mercenary
Jim Dirker ... Helicopter Pilot
Todd O. Russell ... Ryback's Driver
Warren Tabata ... Bartender

Julius R. Nasso ... Hostage #2

Phyllis Davis ... Hostage #3
James V. Caciola ... Hostage #4
Ginger Lewis ... Lady Hostage

Greg Collins ... Huey Pilot
Ken Vieira ... Helicopter Pilot
Wren T. Brown ... Captain Williams

D.C. Douglas ... Technician #1
Thom Adcox-Hernandez ... Technician #2
Catherine MacNeal ... ATAC Assistant #1
Frank Roman ... Aide

Al Sapienza ... Captain #2
Jennifer Starr ... ATAC Assistant #2
Ping Wu ... SYSOS Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Abbott ... Train Patron (uncredited)

Anthony Backman ... Control Room Officer (uncredited)
Henry Kingi ... Mercenary (uncredited)
Ted Shred ... Hostage with Knife (uncredited)

Directed by
Geoff Murphy 
Writing credits
Richard Hatem (written by) &
Matt Reeves (written by)

J.F. Lawton (characters)

Produced by
Gary W. Goldstein .... executive producer
Russ Kavanaugh .... associate producer
Edward McDonnell .... associate producer
Doug Metzger .... associate producer
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Julius R. Nasso .... co-producer
Jeffrey R. Neuman .... executive producer
Steve Perry .... producer
David Rodgers .... creative producer
Dan Romero .... associate producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
Martin Wiley .... executive producer
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Robbie Greenberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Tronick 
Casting by
Louis DiGiaimo 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
Art Direction by
Carol Winstead Wood 
Set Decoration by
Kathe Klopp 
Costume Design by
Richard Bruno 
Makeup Department
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... makeup artist
Margaret E. Elliott .... makeup artist
Mary L. Mastro .... hair stylist
Jef Simons .... key makeup artist
Ken Wensevic .... makeup artist
Shelley Woodhouse .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Moen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Elmore .... second second assistant director
Michael Alan Kahn .... first assistant director: second unit
Sean Kavanagh .... second assistant director
Doug Metzger .... first assistant director
Craig A. Pinckes .... first assistant director: second unit
Craig A. Pinckes .... second assistant director
Jason Roberts .... dga trainee
Denis L. Stewart .... first assistant director
Dick Ziker .... second unit director
Art Department
Tony Allard .... propmaker
Dawn Ascher-Trevino .... art department coordinator (as Dawn Ascher)
David B. Brenner .... construction coordinator
Dan Colegrove .... propmaker
Brad Curry .... drapemaster
Richard Bryan Douglas .... construction foreman
Andrew P. Flores .... second lead (as Andy Flores)
Stephanie J. Gordon .... set designer
Sam Moore .... property master
Luigi Mugavero .... lead man
Ron Reedy .... props
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter
John Sweeney .... assistant propmaster
Leon Watkins .... laborer
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Alexander)
George H. Anderson .... dialogue editor
Mike Anderson .... cable person
Christopher S. Aud .... sound effects editor
James Beshears .... adr supervisor
John Voss Bonds Jr. .... sound effects editor (as John V. Bonds Jr.)
Christopher Boyes .... sound designer
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor (as Frederick J. Brown)
Milton C. Burrow .... sound effects editor
Neil Burrow .... foley editor (as Neil Burrows)
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
William C. Carruth .... adr editor
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... adr assistant
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... dialogue editor
John Countryman .... assistant sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor
Mike Dobie .... sound effects editor (as Michael Dobie)
Todd Egan .... assistant sound editor
Jessica Gallavan .... adr editor
Leonard T. Geschke .... foley editor
David Giammarco .... dialogue editor
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
Scott D. Jackson .... foley supervisor
Constance A. Kazmer .... dialogue editor
Gary Krivacek .... sound effects editor
Darrin Martin .... assistant sound editor
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Tom Myers .... assistant sound editor
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Kim Nolan .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly Nolan)
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Ruiz .... assistant sound editor
Todd O. Russell .... boom operator (as Todd Russell)
Madeleine Swift .... adr assistant
Edward Tise .... production sound mixer
Butch Wolf .... foley editor
Mark Johnston .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Tom Myers .... assistant sound designer (uncredited)
Tom Myers .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lynn Garrido .... model effects: WKR Productions
Matt Kutcher .... special effects
Dale L. Martin .... special effects coordinator
Blumes Tracy .... special effects technician
Joe Viskocil .... pyrotechnics supervisor
Steven Hintz .... special effects propmaker (uncredited)
Tad Krzanowski .... model effects: WKR Productions (uncredited)
Beecher Tomlinson .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jim Berney .... technical director: Metrolight
Brent Boates .... visual effects art director
John Frederick Bryant .... software support (as John "Bear" Bryant)
Carole Cowley .... digital painter
Paddy Eason .... digital compositor
Rosa Farre .... digital effects supervisor
John Follmer .... visual effects supervising producer
Bill Gilman .... digital camera matchmover: Cinesite Hollywood
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist
Dan Glass .... visual effects compositor
Pete Hanson .... studio manager
Lucy Hofert .... visual effects editor
Chris Holmes .... digital artist
Rodney Iwashina .... digital tracking supervisor
Jennifer Neysa Jew .... visual effects editor
Bill Kent .... digital effects supervisor (as William H. Kent)
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios
Brad Kuehn .... digital visual effects supervisor
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Metrolight Studios
Michael Lawler .... visual effects cameraman
Gregory D. Liegey .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Kevin Lingenfelser .... digital paint supervisor: Cinesite
Anthony Mabin .... digital effects compositor: Cinesite
Al Magliochetti .... digital artist
Chad Merriam .... digital assistant coordinator
Richard Murken .... computer graphics coordinator
Chris Nakayama .... model maker
Lori J. Nelson .... visual effects producer
Eric Pascarelli .... miniatures motion control camera operator
Cristin Pescosolido .... digital artist
Jerry Pooler .... visual effects compositor: Cinesite
Liz Radley .... video & computer graphics supervisor
John Rauh .... digital effects compositor
Jennifer Lee Scheer .... digital effects coordinator (as Jennifer Lee Scheer)
Dobbie Schiff .... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios
Wayne A. Shepherd .... previsualization compositor
Derek Spears .... digital tracking supervisor
Garv Thorp .... first assistant director: visual effects unit
Amy Tompkins .... assistant visual effects editor
Lisa M. Tse .... visual effects artist
Doug Tubach .... digital compositor
James Valentine .... rotoscope supervisor
Michele C. Vallillo .... visual effects associate producer: Cinesite
Tamara Watts Kent .... digital effects producer (as Tamara L. Watts)
Mark H. Weingartner .... gaffer: green screen and miniatures
Richard Yuricich .... visual effects director of photography
Richard Yuricich .... visual effects supervisor
Scott Keppler .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
John Lafauce .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Carlyle O. Livingston II .... model maker: Donald Pennington, Inc. (uncredited)
Terrence Masson .... visual effects (uncredited)
Samrod Shenassa .... technical assistant: MetroLight Studios (uncredited)
Thomas Zell .... model maker (uncredited)
Robert Apisa .... stunts
Paul Borne .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt double
Phil Green .... stunts
K. Lee Johnson .... stunts
James Lew .... stunts
John Machado .... guest fight choreographer
Rich Minga .... stunts
Rich Minga .... utility stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts
Jimmy Romano .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger
John Rottger .... stunts
Luis J. Silva .... stunt performer
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
Rhino Michaels .... stunt double: Steven Seagal (uncredited)
Jeff Winn .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Anderson .... second assistant camera
Audie Aragon .... dolly grip
Roy Bean .... video technician
Rick Bota .... additional photographer
David A. Brown .... dolly grip (as David Brown)
Marc Brown .... first assistant camera
G. Smokey Campbell .... electrician
William Coss .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Doherty .... best boy
Christopher Duddy .... camera operator
David Dunbar .... lighting technician
John J. Ellingwood .... second assistant camera
Jerry Enright .... chief lighting technician
Mike Fay .... grip
Scott Fieldsteel .... set lighting best boy
Ken Fisher .... first assistant camera
Scott Floren .... key grip
Michael Gershman .... director of photography: second unit
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: second unit
Conrad W. Hall .... camera operator
George A. Hock .... unit gaffer
Douglas S. Holgate .... camera assistant
Frank M. Holgate .... director of photography: aerial unit
Kenji Inouye .... best boy
Stephen Johnstone .... rigging gaffer
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator
Karl Linde .... second assistant camera
Gregory Lundsgaard .... Steadicam operator
Donald M. Morgan .... director of photography: aerial unit
Brett Peters .... second assistant camera
Calmar Roberts .... first assistant camera
Tim Ryan .... key grip
Kurt E. Soderling .... aerial camera operator
Benjamin Spek .... second assistant: second unit
Shannon Summers .... grip
Chris Tompkins .... grip
Carl A. Vidnic .... lighting technician
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
Alexander Witt .... additional photographer
Edward A. Gutentag .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Kelley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Larry Markart .... computer/video playback (uncredited)
Casting Department
Maryellen Aviano .... extras casting coordinator
Dorian Dunas .... additional casting
Emilie Talbot .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria Bruno .... costumer
Gregory B. Peña .... set costumer
Hugo Peña .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Ken Blackwell .... associate editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
John Venzon .... assistant editor
Music Department
Tory Baker .... background vocals
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tim Boyle .... score recordist
Robert Garrett .... assistant music editor
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Fred Martin .... choir master
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator
Curtis Roush .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Bonner .... driver: special equipment
Robert E. Dingle .... driver: Colorado
Pete Johnson .... transportation coordinator
Dennis Junt .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Michael Battaglia .... unit publicist
Jeanne Byrd .... script supervisor
John Chisholm .... welfare/studio teacher
Huw Davies .... location manager (as T. Huw Davies)
Adam M. Duthie .... staff assistant
Howard Fannon .... assistant propmaster: weapons
Gregory D. Hemstreet .... assistant production accountant
Eric Layne .... payroll accountant
Antoinette Levine .... location manager
Arthur J. Miller Jr. .... safety supervisor: Studio Railroad
Connie Papineau .... script supervisor
Katrissa 'Kat' Peterson .... assistant production secretary: Denver
Joshua Silverman .... location manager
Jack Stern .... studio teacher
Korin A. Tarin .... construction accountant
Derek Wade .... Production office Coordinator
Martine White .... location manager
Jeff Winn .... craft service
Kent Youngblood .... production assistant (as Kent Y'Blood)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Spencer Franklin .... production associate (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong violence and language
100 min | Germany:92 min (16-rated version)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (cut) | Germany:18 (nf) | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R16 (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:R (original rating) | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) (cut) | South Korea:15 | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R (Certificate #33883)

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Miscellaneous: The actual credits for this movie show that Dale Dye played Col. Garza. This is incorrect in more than one way. Not only does Admiral Bates call him Captain Garza in the movie but his character is a continuation from the first Under Siege (1992). On a more factual basis, Colonel is not a naval rank and Captain Garza wears a Naval uniform.See more »
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27 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Seagal's best and one hell of an exciting ride, 18 February 1999
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

Since 2001 Seagal has been quite happy to let his film career crash and burn while he sings the blues and does all his strange little things in his personal life (have you ever tasted his wine or his energy drink?). But there was a time in the 90s when his name guaranteed you an hour and a half of broken bones, severed limbs, bad guys in agonizing pain and a showdown with a head villain who stands no chance against the awesome hurricane force that is Steven Seagal.

I never really like the first Under Siege. I found it to be too low key and slow and after enjoying such brain-free fare as Marked for Death and Hard to Kill in my youth I had come to expect a tougher movie than the what we were given (though the tyrannical BBFC cut the film to shreds and denied me what I wanted to see). I was dismayed at the lousy 15-rating and not even Erika Eleniak's boobs could cheer me up (she's blonde-not my thing).

Flash forward to July 1995 and the awesome poster for Under Siege 2 started showing up in cinema lobbies. It featured the impassive one clinging to the side of a burning train hurtling through the countryside and featured, quite frankly, the best subtitle of any sequel ever 'Dark Territory'. This time it was rated 18 which meant I could look forward to all the blood and gore that the first Under Siege lacked. Obviously I couldn't see this film in the cinema, being only 15 and all, so I had to wait until the video came out in early 1996. By that point the BBFC (those people from the dark-ages again) had censored every last bit of red stuff to the point where it could be shown on the friggin' Disney Channel if it weren't for the swearing.

I would have to wait until 1999, when I bought the uncut US version on DVD, to see the film in it's entirety. And when I did it was like watching a brand new movie.

Casey Ryback, now the head chef of the Mile High Cafe in Denver, had retired from the Navy but still works for the government doing the odd secret mission here and there. When his brother is killed in a plane crash he takes his niece Sarah (the lurvley Katherine Hiegl) on a trip to LA on the Grand Continental, but that particular train just so happens to be hijacked by crazed computer genius Travis Dane and his band of menacing mercenaries featuring dead-eyed Everett McGill and the sleazy Peter Greene. He has a beef with the government and is only too happy to use his skills to blow the Pentagon off the face of the Earth and collect a nice paycheck from the Saudis.

Luckily for Ryback, he was momentarily absent when the hostages were rounded up as he nipped into the kitchen to bake a cake. He teams up with naive porter Bobby Zachs (Morris Chestnut, bringing life to an otherwise ordinary sidekick role) and begins his skulking, lurking mission through the shadows and voids of the train to pull the brake and free the hostages. Do these nasty people really think that they stand a chance against Ryback's awesome power and apparent invincibility? Sit back and watch them get annihilated with a variety of improvised mêlée weapons and other gruesome tools.

The train is a better setting than the boat. This time instead of a plain black backdrop we've got lots of pretty scenery and the constant forward motion of the loco gives the movie a nice momentum. Basil Poledouris' score soars miles above Gary Chang's bland notes of the first one and it honestly ends up being one of the best scores ever and a perfect example of how action music ought to be. And don't worry about this one being slow as the first. Under Siege 2 is edited so quickly that coherence is almost lost. You have to pay quick attention and perhaps watch the film a few times just to catch everything.

The comic-book nature of the plot, the cliffhanger feel of the ever-escalating mayhem and cartoonish villains might normally result in a campy movie but Under Siege 2 is as hardcore and sadistic and mean-spirited as the come. That's probably the reason the BBFC chose to cut it, claiming that it featured 'gloating and pervasive violence'. Well, I never found it to be that evil, just entertaining. Which is why I don't like narrow-minded institutions telling me what I can and cannot watch.

No one could possibly have a bad time watching this film (unless it's the UK version) and if you've had enough of Shane Meadows doing pretentious black and white stuff or Keira Knightely in a frock to last you a lifetime then the brainless and breathtaking action of Under Siege 2 is just what you need.

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