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Environmental protection agent Jack Taggart is fighting big business types led by Orin Hanner who are dumping toxic waste somewhere in the Kentucky hills region. They also killed his fellow... See full summary »

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Earl Kellogg
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Orin Hanner Jr.
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Orin Hanner Sr.
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Cotton Harry
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Reverend Bob Goodall
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Hatch
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Phil Pratt
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FBI Agent #2
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Walter Carr
Yvonne Pollard ...
Mrs. Carr
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Environmental protection agent Jack Taggart is fighting big business types led by Orin Hanner who are dumping toxic waste somewhere in the Kentucky hills region. They also killed his fellow agent and are killing the nature of the region. Written by Anonymous

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One Man. One Secret. One Chance in Hell. See more »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte sous la Terre  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,073,094 (USA) (5 September 1997)

Gross:

$16,148,906 (USA) (24 October 1997)
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The first Seagal film to be passed completely uncut for home viewing by the BBFC in the UK, all of his previous films at the time receiving edits for either '15' or '18' ratings on video. See more »

Goofs

Sarah is working her bee hives in a protective veil and gloves. These are to help prevent the bees from entering the clothing at the sleeves. Sarah is wearing a dress the bees could easily fly under and accidentally sting her when she moved. She should had worn slacks and had clips or bands at the ankle to prevent the bees from entering her clothes See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Elkins: I'm going to Kentucky to check on a case. When I'm back, we're gonna go hunting. Do some fishing. We'll get away from all this stuff.
Jack Taggert: I appreciate the friendship. Means a lot to me.
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Kentucky Waltz
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Seagal is simply an authority figure with a heart of purest gold...

Steven Seagal is one of those actors with a totally winning personality… He is simply an authority figure, a killing machine with a heart of purest gold… I can't help it; I like the guy.

In 'Fire Down Below,' he is an outsider posing as a church sponsored carpenter while he works for the Environmental Protection Agency to stop a greedy coal baron from dumping extremely large quantities of toxic wastes in abandoned coal mines… Those dangerous chemicals could destroy the drinking water for thousands of miles and kill a bunch of people around the hills… Seagal gallantly promised not to leave the small town until the poison from the air, the streams and the earth is taken out…

Many thugs (with snakes, sticks, guns, and big trucks) are hired by the uncaring mining magnate to get rid of our action hero but Seagal remains virtually untouched…

'Fire Down Below' highlights new environmental message but fails to come up with the expectations… First, Seagal's amorous interest with the sad country woman seems artificial, used in the film to grant the 'new visitor' easy access to statements he might need… Second, the motion picture lacks the best villain whose prowess could equals Seagal's... Steven's character never really faces much of a challenge… In fact, the fight scenes are too short and extremely fast and easy…

If you are a fan of country music and you want to see Seagal playing guitar and singing, and you like to explore sweeping vistas with glorious sunsets, don't miss this movie!


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