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Under Siege (1986)

Terrorists launch an attack against the USA. Their first strike is by a suicide squad that detonates a truckload of explosives at an army base in Washington DC. FBI probes indicate that the... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Young

Writers:

Bob Woodward (teleplay), Christian Williams (teleplay) | 5 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Strauss ... John Garry
Mason Adams ... Geoffrey Wiggins
Lew Ayres ... John Pace
George Grizzard ... Warren Richards
Hal Holbrook ... President Maxwell Monroe
E.G. Marshall ... Harold Sloan
David Opatoshu ... Ambassador Sajid Moktasanni
Thaao Penghlis ... Abu Ladeen
Stan Shaw ... Nick Tutman
Beatrice Straight ... Margaret Sloan
Ann Sweeny Ann Sweeny ... Kathy Murphy
Victoria Tennant ... Gloria Garry
Fritz Weaver ... Bernard Hughes
Paul Winfield ... Andrew Simon
Barry Corbin
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Storyline

Terrorists launch an attack against the USA. Their first strike is by a suicide squad that detonates a truckload of explosives at an army base in Washington DC. FBI probes indicate that the attack is by Arab terrorists led by Iranians. Subsequent attacks are via airplanes exploded in mid-air, crowded restaurants, and an attack on a mall. Administration cabinet heads push the President (Hal Holbrook) to retaliate. The director of the FBI (Peter Strauss) believes that there may be more to the story than the investigation has revealed and the Secretary of Defense (Paul Winfield) is the only other person urging caution. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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fbi | terrorist | arab | army base | army | See All (35) »

Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Under Siege See more »

Filming Locations:

Benton, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in Little Rock, Arkansas, where the state capitol building stands in for the National Capitol. See more »

Goofs

The use of the Arkansas State Capitol as a stand-in for the United States Capitol is blatant and would never deceive even the most untrained eye. The Arkansas Capitol is much smaller than the US Capitol and does not have a Statue of Freedom on its dome. See more »

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This was a well directed film with great actors!
26 February 2001 | by lapjamesSee all my reviews

I thought Under Siege was a great movie. In fact, I would like to know if there are any plans for future airing. The actors did an excellent job of portraying their characters. The presence of terrorism in our own back yard brought home the reality of our state of unreadiness for such an attack.

I would love to see and possibly purchase this film for my library. In fact, I was an extra ( FBI agent) in this movie on location in Little Rock, Arkansas. I watched much of the filming of this movie and the work of the director who did remarkable work.

Peter Strauss and Stan Shaw are two of my favorite actors. I thought they were great in their roles.

Larry


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