After the abduction by the US military of an Islamic religious leader, New York City becomes the target of escalating terrorist attacks. Anthony Hubbard, the head of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Task Force in New York, teams up with CIA operative Elise Kraft to hunt down the terrorist cells responsible for the attacks. As the bombings continue, the US government responds by declaring martial law, sending US troops, led by Gen. Devereaux, into the streets of New York City. Written by
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During the first chase scene, the FBI car in which Hubbard is riding shows damage to the right front fender before it hits anything. That damage then disappears. See more »
[Col. Hardwick and a corporal are observing Elise as she and Samir begin to leave]
Colonel Hardwick, Army Intelligence:
[after hearing their planned route and their attempts to evade the soldiers]
They're getting ready to move. Units 1 and 2, on my signal -
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The Siege raised questions that we should have been asking before the tragedy of 9/11.
I seem to remember that this film was looked down upon by the Arab Americans. I don't understand that considering the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and some of the perpetrators who were eventually apprehended. My husband and I found The Siege frighteningly entertaining. Once more Denzel Washington gave a tour-de-force performance. The rest of the cast was excellent. The script was prophetic. The writer understood what might happen if the war on terror resided in New York City. Where is Lawrence Wright now?
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