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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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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)
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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
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91 min
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Trivia:
Siu-Tung Ching supposedly filmed much of the action scenes without the involvement of Steven Seagal, opting to film Seagal's shots last, but conflict arose when Seagal insisted on filming his shots in a way that wouldn't accommodate the existing footage. Ching is said to have left the set, taking his stunt crew with him and welcoming Seagal to finish the scene by himself. This infuriated the producers, who convinced Seagal to go along with Ching's approach.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At many points in the movie Steven Seagal and others fire unrealistic numbers of shots from their weapons without reloading. One of the most obvious of these is when he fires 10 shots from his trademark weapon, the Colt M1911, which holds 7.See more »
Quotes:
Bar Thug:Are you calling me a junior?
Jake Hopper:You look like a junior.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Bah BauSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not bad, 5 March 2004
Author: jessecrowder from riihimäki

I have to admit that when I inserted the "BOTB" DVD in my player, I was a bit afraid to get a similar experience than from Mr. Seagal's recent efforts. Notably the abysmal "Out For A Kill", which did not live up to ANY standards.

Well boys and girls, "OFAK" this one ain't. Tony Ching Siu-Tong knows a lot about directing action and it really shows. "BOTB" reminded me pretty much of an above-the-average Hong Kong -action flick with it's over the top action sequences and a very thin plot. This is no cinema classic, but if one puts this in comparison against many of Hollywood's recent actioners, it stands out surprisingly well. Seagal shows a good form with his newly found Kung Fu -influenced fighting style.

He still uses a stunt double, but hey, the guy is over 50 and his Aikido -material is as impressive as ever. The spinning back kicks done by the stunt men look a bit silly cause you KNOW that they haven't ever belonged into Seagal's arsenal.

Like said; the story is not exactly "BOTB":s selling point. It has it's usual seagalisms (ie. corruption, ex-CIA operatives and eastern religions), but acting wise it actually has it's moments. Byron Mann does fine work as Seagal's troubled partner Sunti and Mr. Jellybeans himself isn't as fed up with his lines as he has been in his recent outings. Cinematography is top notch and the musical score works quite well also. These are certainly not given facts in DTV -movies.

It's still pretty unrealistic to see Seagal to return back to being Hollywood's n:o 2 action star (which he was during "Under Siege"), but as long as his films keep up the level set by "BOTB", I'm happy.

In a scale from 1 to 10, I'll give this one a good solid 7,5. If you liked the old Seagal, you'll be happy to see this one.

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