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5 September 1997 (USA) See more »
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One Man. One Secret. One Chance in Hell. See more »
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Environmental protection agent Jack Taggart is fighting big business types led by Orin Hanner who are... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Steven Seagal ... Jack Taggart

Marg Helgenberger ... Sarah Kellogg

Stephen Lang ... Earl Kellogg

Brad Hunt ... Orin Hanner Jr.

Kris Kristofferson ... Orin Hanner Sr.

Harry Dean Stanton ... Cotton Harry

Levon Helm ... Reverend Bob Goodall

Mark Collie ... Hatch
Alex Harvey ... Sims
Ed Bruce ... Sheriff Lloyd
Amelia Neighbors ... Edie Carr

Richard Masur ... Phil Pratt

Michael Krawic ... FBI Agent #2

Clay Jeter ... Walter Carr
Yvonne Pollard ... Mrs. Carr

Newell Alexander ... FBI Agent #1
Peggy Lynn ... Betsy Hamill
Patsy Lynn ... Patsy Hamill

John Diehl ... Frank Elkins

Michael Mattison ... Henry Carr
Dennis Letts ... Doctor Schultz
Melodie Past ... Store Clerk
Petrice Jordan ... Natalie
Ellaraino ... Judge

John Prosky ... Aide #1
Gina Mari ... Darlene

Scott L. Schwartz ... Pimple

Rick Johnson ... Security #1

Andy Stahl ... EPA Agent

Joe Basile ... Security #2
Robert Ridgely ... Simon

Lana Antonova ... Amber (as Lana Vassie)

Randy Travis ... Ken Adams

Brian Leckner ... Security #3
Dan O'Donahue ... Aide #2

Ernie Lively ... Todd

Lisa Guerrero ... Blonde Beauty (as Lisa Coles)

David Brisbin ... Lawyer

Blue Deckert ... Chick Larsen
James Mathers ... Marshall Adams
Michelle von Flotow ... Waitress
Charley J. Epling ... Alberta Carr
Ginger Carroll ... Receptionist
Dan Beene ... Dilbert the Grocer
Kimberly Cole ... Townsperson #1
Brett Mellon ... Townsperson #2
Randall R. Roberts ... Townsperson #3
Kennita Collins ... Townsperson #4
Benjamin Mays ... Townsperson #5

Marty Stuart ... Himself

Julius R. Nasso ... Actor
Aaron Chadwick ... Potgrower
Michael Crosby ... Potgrower

Jan Eddy ... Potgrower
Travis Tritt ... Himself
Leandra Arrowood ... Townsperson (as LeAndra Arrowood)

John P. Gulino ... Joey Chips

Nicky Julius ... Casino Patron
Bruce Benson ... Helicopter Pilot
Ben Greer ... Townsperson
William H. Greer ... Choir Minister
Julie Dawn Mullins ... Christine Carr
Lonnie Duran Tackett ... Minor #1
Mackie Richerson ... Minor #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brett Baker ... Country Dancer #1 (uncredited)
Jack Christopher ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
David Efron ... Randall (uncredited)

Sean T. James ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Seth Adam Jones ... Town Boy (uncredited)
Sidney S. Liufau ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Neal McDonough ... Truck Driver at Truck Stop (uncredited)

Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Worker (uncredited)
Hari Oziol ... Boy at Truck Stop (uncredited)

Manny Perry ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Larry Reynosa ... Casino Bouncer (uncredited)

Mary Ann Schmidt ... Wheel of Fortune Girl in Casino (uncredited)
Maridean Mansfield Shepard ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Félix Enríquez Alcalá  (as Felix Enriquez Alcalá)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jeb Stuart (story)

Jeb Stuart (screenplay) and
Philip Morton (screenplay)

Produced by
William S. Gilmore .... executive producer
Julius R. Nasso .... producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
Ronald G. Smith .... co-producer
Jeb Stuart .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Glennie-Smith 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Houghton 
 
Film Editing by
Robert A. Ferretti 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Shari Rhodes 
 
Production Design by
Joe Alves 
 
Art Direction by
William Hiney  (as Bill Hiney)
Mark W. Mansbridge  (as Mark Mansbridge)
 
Set Decoration by
Bruce A. Gibeson 
 
Costume Design by
Rosanna Norton 
 
Makeup Department
Kona Bentley .... makeup artist
Lon Bentley .... key makeup artist
Lynn Del Kail .... key hair stylist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist (as Lola McNalley)
Shari Perry .... hair stylist (as Sharon Kay Perry)
Jef Simons .... hair stylist: Mr. Seagal
Jef Simons .... makeup artist: Mr. Seagal
 
Production Management
Gary Daigler .... unit production manager
Russ Kavanaugh .... post-production supervisor
Julius R. Nasso .... production manager: second unit
Bill Draper .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Carroll .... second unit director
Phil Dupont .... second assistant director
W. Alexander Ellis .... second assistant director: second unit (as Alexander Ellis)
Grant Gilmore .... first assistant director: second unit
Vincent Lascoumes .... first assistant director
Jon C. Scheide .... second second assistant director (as Jon Scheide)
 
Art Department
Howard Fannon .... property assistant
Mark Kudra .... property assistant
Gene Molnar .... lead man
Sam Moore .... property master (as Spencer 'Sam' Moore)
Thomas H. Paul .... art department researcher (as Tom Paul)
Diane Prete .... property assistant
Clarence Lynn Price .... construction coordinator (as Lynn Price)
Ron Reedy .... assistant property master
Monti Santilli Rainbolt .... lead man (as Monty Rainbolt)
Keith Smith .... stand-by painter
Bill Taliaferro .... set designer
Ken White .... construction foreman
Dominique Jaramillo .... construction medic (uncredited)
Mark David Kersey .... greensman (uncredited)
William S. Lake .... propmaker (uncredited)
Kurt Miller .... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael Ruby .... signwriter painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Bob Beher .... supervising foley editor (as Bob Behrer)
Gary Blufer .... additional sound effects (as Gar Blufer)
William C. Carruth .... adr editor (as William Carruth)
Joe Divitale .... sound editor (as Joseph Divitale)
John P. Fasal .... sound design sequence (as John Paul Fasal)
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Tim Gedemer .... sound design sequence
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Andrea Horta .... supervising adr editor
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound editor
Mildred Iatrou .... sound editor (as Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... sound editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voight)
Nancy MacLeod .... foley editor
Steve Mann .... sound editor
Jay Nierenberg .... sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound mixer (as John Reitz)
Terry Rodman .... supervising sound editor
Gregg Rudloff .... sound mixer (as Greg Rudloff)
Todd O. Russell .... boom operator (as Todd Russell)
Jim Saunders .... adr mixer
Robert Schaper .... sound mixer
Kim Secrist .... sound editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Roland N. Thai .... sound editor (as Roland Thai)
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant adr editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound (as Charles Wilborn)
Steven D. Williams .... supervising sound editor (as Steve Williams)
David Wolowic .... first assistant sound editor (as Dave Wolowic)
Richard E. Yawn .... sound editor
Cody Dorkin .... adr (uncredited)
Anthony Milch .... sound editor (uncredited)
Mike Shuman .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Cathie Speakman .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary Cruise .... special effects foreman
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects
Mark Lilienthal .... special effects foreman
William H. Schirmer .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Schirmer)
Bill Traynor .... special effects coordinator: second unit (as William Traynor)
Floyd Van Wey .... special effects foreman
Scott Mobley .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jeff Zook .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Laura Albert .... stunts
Bob Arnold .... stunts
Sam Ayers .... stunts
Robert Bollinger .... stunts (as Rob Bollinger)
Clay Boss .... stunts
John Branagan .... stunts
Bob Brown .... stunt coordinator (as Bobby Brown)
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts (as Joey Bucaro)
Richard Burden .... stunts
Jeffry Capotorto .... stunts
Richard Cetrone .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
James M. Churchman .... stunts
Edward Conna .... stunts (as Eddy Conna)
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Mike De Luna .... stunts (as Michael DeLuna)
David Efron .... stunts (as Dave Efron)
Danny Epper .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (as Jeanne Epper)
Tony Epper .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts (as Jon Epstein)
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Greg Gault .... stunts (as Gregory J. Gault)
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Shane Grier .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunts
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Chuck Hosack .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
K. Lee Johnson .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Anthony Kleeman .... stunts
Joel Kramer .... stunts
Craig Love .... stunts
Tom Lupo .... stunts
Marc Mancuso .... stunts
Cliff McLaughlin .... stunts
Keith Meriweather .... stunts
Marty Merrisfield .... stunts
Mario Joseph Mugavero .... stunts
Mike Mukatis .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
Michael Owen .... stunts
Steven Palmer .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (as Charles Picerni)
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts (as Richard 'Pee Wee' Piemonte)
Jeff Podgurski .... stunts
Randy Popplewell .... stunts
Burton Richardson .... stunts
Christina Ritzi .... stunts (as Christina Fetters)
Charlie Romano .... stunts (as Charles Romano)
Mike Ryan .... stunts
Charlie Skeen .... stunts
Kevin Sorensen .... stunts
Ray Sua .... stunts
Kaye Wade .... stunts
Roger Wells .... stunts
Mitchell Dean .... stunt fighter (uncredited)
Gene Harrison .... stunt double: Stephan Lang (uncredited)
Anita Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... Truck Stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... truck stunts (uncredited)
Manny Perry .... stunts (uncredited)
Theresa Pink .... stunts (uncredited)
Mason Storm .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bill Willens .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shelby Lee Adams .... still photographer: contemporary appalachian photographs
Gabriel R. Alcalá .... camera loader
Michael Anderson .... best boy grip (as Mike Anderson)
Lee Auerbach .... assistant chief lighting technician
Alex Barraza .... best boy grip: second unit
Peter Berglund .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Brian Bibbe .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Bill Brummond .... Steadicam operator
Bill Brummond .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gary Dahlquist .... rigging best boy electric
Herbert Davis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Brian Dzyak .... second assistant camera
Jim Emswiller .... video assist: Kentucky
Jim Emswiller .... video playback operator: Kentucky
Scott Floren .... key grip
Horace Jordan .... camera operator: second unit
Brian Kibbie .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (as Brian Kibbe)
Tom May .... key grip: second unit (as Tommy May)
Rexford L. Metz .... director of photography: second unit (as Rexford Metz)
Brian Mills .... dolly grip
Andrea Moraz .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Leslie R. Morris .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator: second unit (as Leo Napolitano)
Randy Paik .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Brett Peters .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Stecher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Mike Stecher)
Rafael E. Sánchez .... chief lighting technician (as Rafael Sánchez)
Michael P. Weinstein .... still photographer (as Michael Weinstein)
Larry Wood .... video assist: Los Angeles
Larry Wood .... video playback operator: Los Angeles
Alejandro J. Castillo .... electrician (uncredited)
Steve Chase .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Julian Del Valle .... balloon lighting supervisor (uncredited)
Tom Fendley .... electrician (uncredited)
David M. Goldstein .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Don Selsor .... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Don Selsor .... grip (uncredited)
Doug Weinmann .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Shirley Abrams .... casting: Texas
Paula Gilmore .... extras casting: Kentucky
Michelle Morris .... casting associate
Christine Rhodes .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Elias .... costumer
Bridgitte Ferry .... costumer
Lori Harris .... costumer (as Lori D. Harris)
Lena Leitman .... costumer
James Malley .... key costumer
Paul St. John .... costume supervisor
Yana Syrkin .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Humberto Luna-Gallardo .... assistant editor (as Humberto F. Luna-Gallardo)
Mike Murphy .... second editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Neil Silver .... assistant editor
Philip Steinman .... first assistant editor
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Brandon K. Hogan .... post-production (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Will Benson .... assistant location manager: Kentucky
Jillian C. Flynn .... location manager: second unit (as Jill Flynn)
Alan Forbes .... location manager: Kentucky
David A. Foster .... additional location manager: Los Angeles (as David Foster)
Greg Lazzaro .... location manager: Los Angeles
 
Music Department
Gary Belz .... music consultant
Andre Champagne .... music engineer
Christine Cholvin .... assistant music editor
Rob Hart .... music mixer
Rob Hart .... music recordist
Daryl B. Kell .... music editor
Arthur Spivak .... music supervisor
Nick Glennie-Smith .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bill Gray .... transportation captain
Tim Hill .... transportation coordinator
Alberto Coto .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jeanette Agaronoff .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Peter Atherton .... office staff assistant
Bonnie Bennett .... craft service: Los Angeles
Rick Cowan .... staff assistant: second unit
James Deeth .... aerial coordinator: second unit
Kathy Ferrara .... set staff assistant
Chris Furia .... first assistant accountant
Haden Garrett .... production secretary: Kentucky
Paula Gilmore .... assistant: Mr. Gilmore
Scott Hall .... office staff assistant
Don Hansard .... effects projectionist
Donna Jones .... office staff assistant
Jeff Jones .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Steven Kates .... office staff assistant
Christophe Le Chanu .... set staff assistant
Richard Lorenzana .... production accountant
Ernie Malik .... unit publicist
Melanie Mander .... script supervisor
Hilary Momberger .... script supervisor: second unit
Thomas Shane Reed .... staff assistant: second unit
Horacio Rodriguez .... assistant: Mr. Alcalá
Lynn Saffran .... assistant: Mr. Nasso
Daniel Salas-Porras .... assistant production coordinator
Nina Seligman .... office staff assistant
Cynthia Streit .... production coordinator
Jill R. Szymanski .... office staff assistant (as Jill Szymanski)
Tony Trimarchi .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Susan Van Apeldoorn .... craft service: Kentucky
Doug Burch .... adr voice (uncredited)
Robert Cable .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
James Deeth .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Karen M. Fuchs .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Ken Goldstein .... senior estimator (uncredited)
Laurie A. Hoover .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin .... caterer (uncredited)
Euan Lloyd .... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrea Mitchell .... set staff assistant (uncredited)
Rick Roesch .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Louis Paul Tocchet .... key set production assistant (uncredited)
Mimi Wyeth .... construction accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
105 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Uli Edel left the project early July 1996.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Woman To WomanSee more »

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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The Good & Bad Of 'Fire Down Below', 8 January 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Since I haven't seen this since the turn of the 21st century, it would be interesting to see again just to see Marg Helgenberger. I really wasn't that familiar with her when I saw this movie a couple of times in the late '90s, although I had seen her before. However, now she's a very familiar face thanks to the hit CSI television show.

Anyway, the movie was a typical Steven Seagal film in that he's the likable hero, you had despicable villains that were easy to hate, and every action scene is Rambo-like in which Seagal never misses injuring his foes.

One big difference in this film from his earlier efforts: an emphasis an aesthetic cinematography. This had some beautiful rural scenes of Kentucky and in particular, a church on a top of a hill, in which a number of scenes take place. Not only is the country scenery nice but there are some good country songs in here and better yet - blues guitar music in the background throughout the movie. All of this was different for a Seagal film. Of course, the nice scenery was probably due to the fact Seagal played an Environmental Protection Agent ("Jack Taggart").

Also different was the fact that Helgenberger ("Sarah Kellogg") was not the typical gorgeous young sexpot normally paraded out in these martial arts films, but was rather plain with no makeup. She wore conservative clothing and showed no skin. (Contrast that to her CSI roles the past six years) Then again, Appalachia being the setting for this story, her dress and manner was appropriate and realistic.

Language-wise, most of the hard profanity comes from Kris Kristofferson's villain character, "Orrin Hammer, Sr.," in the first hour.

How they treated "religion" in this film was bizarre. Good, bad, good, bad - like watching a tennis match. The country reverend was the typical Hollywood wishy-washy minister: the kind would NOT see in this area in real life. The screenwriters are so clueless Seagal called him - a Protestant minister - "father" - as if he was a Catholic. Anyway, the wimpy reverend does "come around" at the end.

More examples: good-guy Seagal bows his head in prayer at church but also tells Helgenberger that "I don't hand out bibles." He also mentions UFOs and Zen to a sick little boy but also mentions "God's work" other times. He covers all the bases, I guess, from occult to the real thing. The bad guys attend church, but then they burn it down! Harry Dean Stanton tells someone that "church people talk down the others," but the next scene something positive is shown. I'm telling you: the theology in here would make your head swim.

Seagal plays a smug kind of guy but his smugness doesn't translate into an offensive jerk, perhaps because his character is so soft-spoken and he is, after all, the good guy. Every action scene in here is a Rambo imitation in which Segal beats up his opponents no matter how many of them are against him. It's ludicrous. Yet, most of the time it's enjoyable enough to watch and the sound-effects on those fights are actually entertaining, almost humorous.

About the film, I still like the blues guitar and the Kentucky scenery the best. The rest of it is pure Seagal nonsense....but entertaining.

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