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Fire Down Below (1997)

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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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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Beneath a land of wealth and beauty hides a secret that could kill millions. Undercover has never run so deep. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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5 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Alerte sous la Terre  »

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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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Columbia Pictures first optioned the screenplay in early 1990. See more »

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When the whiskey drinking guy is playing guitar he is holding a classical Spanish guitar, but as Seagal takes it out of his hands to start playing he is shown holding a different instrument, a steel stringed acoustic guitar. See more »

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[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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One of Seagal's best action films
24 May 2003 | by (Ann Arbor, MI) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good. It is a lot better than Steven Seagal's more recent films, like Exit Wounds and Half Past Dead. I do not know why it had such a low user-rating, for it is excellent. Seagal plays EPA agent Jack Taggart, who moves to a small southern town to investigate allegations that a major business figure (Kristofferson) is dumping tons of toxic waste into a supposedly safe area. Seagal faces much hostility while he is there from Kristofferson's thugs, but he meets and falls in love with a young woman who was falsely accused of murdering her father. The murder was really done by her brother, who ends up in a dangerous confrontation with Seagal. This movie had expert action scenes and great filming of a southern/midwestern town. Kris Kristofferson had a very good role and he played it very well. This is probably Steven Seagal's best movie and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys action films. SEE THIS FILM. Feel free to email me with any questions or comments.


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