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Belly of the Beast (2003)

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An ex-CIA agent's quest to find his kidnapped daughter leads him on a trail of political intrigue, corruption, danger and betrayal; he will stop at nothing to save her.


(as Ching Siu Tung)





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Cast overview, first billed only:
General Jantapan
Jessica Hopper
Patrick Robinson ...
Leon Washington
Vincent Riotta ...
Fitch McQuaid
Norman Veeratum ...
Sara Winthorpe
Siu Tung Chan ...
Fernand Zadir
Pongpat Wachirabunjong ...
Security Guard #1
Andy Adam ...
Security Guard #2
Brice (as Shahkritt Yamnarm)


Ten years ago, Jake Hopper was a CIA agent who was stationed in Thailand. Then one day, things went sour, and his partner, Sunti barely escaped with his life...after accidentally killing a woman. Jake called it quits and returned to the United States when his wife died, and Sunti became a Buddhist monk to atone for his sins. For the past 10 years, Jake has run a successful private security business, and has been raising his daughter Jessica, who is now an adult. While hiking in Thailand, Jessica and her friend Sarah Winthorpe are kidnapped. A group of Islamic fundamentalists known as the Abu Karaf claims responsibility. Sarah is the daughter of United States senator John Winthorpe. For ransom, the Abu Karaf demand the release of 20 prisoners from American custody. The US Secretary of State urges restraint -- he won't negotiate. Tom Collins, an ex-colleague of Jake's, recognizes Jessica on the ransom tape and tips Jake off. Jake knows that he must rescue the girls himself. An old CIA ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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A Father's Rage Knows No Limit



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A fenevad gyomrában  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dedicated to Trevor Murray, who died suddenly during production. See more »


The empty bullet casings dropped from a Humvee-mounted machine gun are the ones from blanks , not the ones from real cartridges. With a normal cartridge the casings would end with a large hole where the bullet was. See more »


Jake Hopper: I liked you a lot better as a bitch.
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In Loving Memory of our friend Trevor Murray See more »


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You'll become bulimic over this!!!
26 March 2004 | by (Frankfurt, Germany) – See all my reviews

What you get here is 38 Bullets with one stripe of ammo, the worst-acting-ever-world-record and the beastly belly of Mr. "Bud-Spencer of the 90's" Steven Seagal. Then there is the script. Anyone watch the thug in the market slip on a tomato, fall and then ACCIDENTALLY slide headfirst into a knife????? Did they legalize cocaine in Hollywood??? Anyone watch Seagal jump through the paper-thin wooden wall of the train while shooting, what, 20 rounds out of a single pistol, killing 3 men(all this in 3,5 seconds!!!)??? Seagal's films used to be so stupid that one could find some entertainment laughing about them, but this is so bad, it only makes you wanna pass out, so you can stop barfing over your sofa.

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