A terrorist, Michael Kittredge, posing as an environmentalist protester leads a team of highly-skilled mercenaries to take control of an oil rig off the coast of California, intending to detonate an electromagnetic bomb over the United States, striking a sort of "new Pearl Harbor" attack on behalf of enemies to the nation. What Kittredge didn't count on is a tugboat captain, Lamont Dixon, who survives an attack on his ship, and is soon recruited by an FBI agent to infiltrate the oil rig and procure information about their plans... and if possible, stop them. In the process, Dixon meets an eager computer expert aboard the oil rig who helps Dixon even as he gets on his nerves and Lamont suspects he can't really trust him. Written by
Oil And Money Are An Explosive Mix.
11 November 2004 (Russia)
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In the final flashback sequence a clip from film Backdraft can be seen when a fireman is falling down an elevator shaft. This is when Steven (Kurt Russell) jumps to save Brian (William Baldwin) who had became trapped at the bottem of the shaft under a gas leak set a blaze See more
Special Agent Reed, identify yourself.
5073. The other kids are shooting at me, mom, and I wanna come home.
No, no. You can't do that. We need you to find out what Kittredge is really up to.
Agent Reed, you've confused me with somebody who gives a damn, okay? I didn't sign up for a hero gig. Come and get me, all right? Put me in jail. I don't care. All I got with me is a tugboat captain with a death wish.
[puts down phone and looks at Lamont apologetically
References Under Siege