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Belly of the Beast -- 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.

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James Townsend (written by)
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Release Date:
20 February 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
A Father's Rage Knows No Limit
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Steven Seagal ... Jake Hopper

Byron Mann ... Sunti

Monica Lo ... Lulu

Tom Wu ... General Jantapan

Sara Malakul Lane ... Jessica Hopper
Patrick Robinson ... Leon Washington

Vincent Riotta ... Fitch McQuaid
Norman Veeratum ... Suthep

Elidh MacQueen ... Sara Winthorpe
Siu Tung Chan ... Kong

Kevork Malikyan ... Fernand Zadir
Pongpat Wachirabunjong ... Mongkol
Alastair Vardy ... Security Guard #1
Andy Adam ... Security Guard #2

Shahkrit Yamnarm ... Brice (as Shahkritt Yamnarm)
Max Ruddock ... Russel

Martin McDougall ... Tom Collins
Nicolas Rochette ... Masked Man
Ian Robison ... Tom Blake

Colin Stinton ... Jim Cox
Akaluk Oisingo ... Taxi Driver
Wannakit Sirioput ... Tommy Taipei (as Wannakit Siriput)
Malin Moberg ... Woman in Pool
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Ferguson ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Erik Markus Schuetz ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Siu-Tung Ching  (as Ching Siu Tung)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Fenton  uncredited
Steven Seagal  story (uncredited)
James Townsend  written by

Produced by
Jamie Brown .... producer
D.J. Carson .... co-producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
George Furla .... producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... co-executive producer
Gary Howsam .... producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
John Thompson .... executive producer
Charles Wang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Sayer-Wade 
 
Cinematography by
Danny Nowak (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David M. Richardson  (as David Richardson)
 
Casting by
Andrea Clark 
Jeremy Zimmermann 
 
Production Design by
Trevor Murray 
 
Set Decoration by
Anuradha Mehta  (as Radha Mehta)
 
Costume Design by
Katrina McCarthy 
 
Makeup Department
Mark Landon .... makeup artist: Steven Seagal
 
Production Management
D.J. Carson .... unit production manager
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Warwick .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Wayne Brooks .... sound designer
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Greg Chapman .... sound mixer
Mathew Knights .... adr recordist
Chris Roberts .... dialogue editor
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
Anna Sulley .... adr editor
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Andy Adam .... special effects technician
Phill Robinson .... special effects technician
Alastair Vardy .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Larry Adlon .... digital compositor: wire/scratch removal
Simeon Asenov .... digital compositor
Scott Coulter .... visual effects producer
Veselina Georgieva .... digital effects artist (as Veselina Haralanova)
Veselina Georgieva .... visual effects compositor
Danail Hadzhiyski .... digital artist
Milosav Hugasian .... visual effects coordinator
Inna Itkin .... roto artist
Jivko Ivanov .... lead animator
Velichko Ivanov .... visual effects
Ekaterina 'Kuki' Korabelnikova .... digital effects artist
Jordan Markov .... visual effects editor
Maria Mavrova .... 3D animator
Peter Nikolov .... visual effects support staff
Iasen Pisarov .... visual effects
Ivan Sarov .... digital artist
Ryan Smith .... digital compositing supervisor
Kiri Stenberg .... visual effects
Stefan Tchakarov .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Tureski .... digital opticals effects
Valia Zaharinova .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Dian Hristov .... stunt double: lead
David Ismalone .... stunts
Erik Markus Schuetz .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ross W. Clarkson .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brie Thorpe .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Robin Bell .... first assistant editor
Hsun-Wei David Chang .... post-production assistant
Edward Joseph Douglas .... assistant on-line editor
Ryan Hogan .... final colorist
Bejhan Kalantar .... post-production assistant
Mykel Thuncher .... color timer
 
Music Department
Jon Paxman .... music arranger
Steven Price .... music programmer
Michèle Spoonley .... music coordinator
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
 
Other crew
Marcin Borkowski .... executive assistant: Steven Seagal
Siu-Tung Ching .... action director (as Tony Ching Siu-Tung)
Siu-Tung Ching .... kung fu choreographer (as Tony Ching Siu Tung)
Patrina Couling-Bell .... production assistant (as Pat Couling)
Helen M. Ferreira .... production secretary
Jennifer Ganton .... production coordinator
Marilyn Jang .... assistant production accountant
Bencharat Labkim .... production coordinator
Nikolette Orlandou .... assistant to producer: Steven Seagal
Samavee Pummoung .... production assistant
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno .... production financing
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
91 min
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Trivia:
Dedicated to Trevor Murray, who died suddenly during production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When fighting the "woman" in his friend's club, she reveals that "she" in fact a "he", but in a few shots that follow the revelation it is obviously either a woman or a man still wearing the padded breasts to appear female (this is very obvious when she grabs for the whip).See more »
Quotes:
Bar Thug:Are you calling me a junior?
Jake Hopper:You look like a junior.
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Bah BauSee more »

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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
What a load of boring old rubbish, 9 February 2004
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

In quite the most ground-breaking,inspired plot of recent years,Steven 'isn't-it-time-you-moved-over-to-Canderal?' Seagal plays Jake Hopper,an ex CIA operative who's now living a quiet existence as a surveillance expert.Then his daughter is kidnapped,along with another more prominent girl,by a terrorist organization called the Abu Karaf.Unless imprisoned members of the group are freed,they will both be killed.Henceforth,Hopper and his mate (that bloke out of Street Fighter) who's now living a quiet existence in a buddhist monastery set out to find them and settle the score with the bad guys.

"A father's rage knows no limit" boasts the tagline of Seagal's latest dud.Yes,a father's rage,conveyed with such over-whelming power,intensity and raw emotion by Steven Seagal in his most oscar worthy role yet.What better way to bring a father's venamous feelings to the surface than by having the camera lingering constantly on close-ups of your face and breathing rather heavily whenever an emotional scene emerges in the script.It's not just in said emotional scenes that ol' Stevey boy can be heard breathing rather heavily,however,but seemingly throughout large segments of the whole film,like a fat person would,which,along with the ridiculously over-the-top,unbelievable CGI fight scenes that he's far too fat and old to possibly be performing without the aid of a stunt double,just go to show how slow,wheazy and out of puff he is.Belly of the Beast is as dreadful a title as Out for a Kill,but it's a seemingly (and perhaps unwittingly) apt description of Seagal's present physical state.

But it's not just in the physical department that Seagal now needs aid,but,it would seem,in the verbal department too,with his voice quite glaringly dubbed in some parts (presumably he can't be bothered to even speak anymore).Maybe constantly receiving scripts as awful as this is making him lose the will to put any sort of effort in to his roles whatsoever.

I don't know what is becoming of Seagal or his films anymore.The majority of critics slammed all his work (bar Under Siege),even his early features,but I was able to see past them as more than just brainless action flicks churned out by the likes of Norris and Van Damme.True,his blatant lack of acting ability stood out perhaps even more so than his predecessors in all his films,but they usually,with the exception of Hard to Kill,at least seemed to contain some sort of underlying social message for us to consider whilst enjoying all the martial arts,explosions and gun-fire that was going on.Nowadays,though,they are just the opposite of that.They are just soulless,plotless drones of each other that the writers/producers cared nothing for and just made to see if they could grab a quick buck on the video market.

Belly of the Beast is as bad as Out for a Kill and The Foreigner before it (with or without Michael Oblowitz) and should be avoided accordingly.*

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