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Don Michael Paul
Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal) is an environmental Agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt C.E.O., Michael Jennings (Sir Michael Caine), is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long as it's making money for him. He even makes commercials that make him look like he cares about the environment. Jennings is almost finished with building his new state-of-the art oil rig: AEGIS-1. The problem is that if he doesn't finish building the rig in thirteen days, the land rights will be returned to the Eskimos and the Alaskan Government. When Jennings finds out that Taft's best friend Hugh Palmer (Richard Hamilton) has a computer disk that contains information about defective equipment on AEGIS-1, he sends out his goons to murder Palmer. When Taft tries to interfere, Jennings tries to kill Taft. But an Eskimo woman named Masu (Joan Chen), who introduces Taft to her father Silook (Chief Irvin Brink), ...Written by
Forrest Taft asks the question, "What does it take to change the essence of a man?" to an oil worker. A similar question is posed and answered in an aftershave commercial by Kelly LeBrock. Steven Seagal and LeBrock were married at that time. See more »
Hugh steps in front of his computer to hide the vital floppy disk, then immediately leaves. Later, the disk is hidden in the closet behind the computer. See more »
Here he comes.
Open WIDE, sweetheart!
[they shoot up the elevator, a bullet hits the Claymore mine and kills both of them]
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The first half of the end credits run over images of Alaska and its various wildlife, until we see Forrest Taft & Masu in a canoe, with Taft pointing out to Masu, a crow in front of them circling over the water (supposedly meant to be Silook in another form) See more »
German TV and Retail-Video/DVD Versions are cut to reduce violence. The uncut Version is available on Rental-Video and DVD. See more »
Steven Seagal sets out to protect the environment by blowing most of it up. Oh, and killing a few people too. This is a message movie with a VERY confused message. Still, most Seagal fans won't care for the movie's moral subtext (subtext? hah!), they'll just want to see their hero bust some chops. In an ecologically sound way, of course.
This movie is so inept there's precious little of even THAT. Large chunks of the movie are instead spent with po-faced Seagal staring solemnly into the camera waxing lyrical about how he loves the earth. Well so do I, but living on this planet does have its drawbacks; after all, this is a world where brainless studio execs throw money at Seagal to go BEHIND the camera as well! Isn't letting him stand in front of it enough? Come to think of it, isn't letting him even 20 feet near the studio... Ah well. "Under Siege" only worked because of the villains.
Let's just try and forget Michael Caine was ever in this; we can grant him that small mercy at least. Oh to have been a fly on the wall when Seagal was directing the Cockernee one. STEVE: "Well you just stand there... " MIKE: "What do I emote?" STEVE: (blankly) Emote... ?
It's pitifully obvious no-one tried to restrain Caine's excesses on set. How else do you explain the blatant caricature of his performance? He may as well have had E.V.I.L. stamped across his forehead...
If you were still even THINKING that you might enjoy this for some other reason than 'camp' value after reading the plot summary, there is no hope for you. Those who watch EXPECTING to find a bad movie will be heartily rewarded for their nous. "Steve saves the environment and kills bad guys" is even less interesting with the added plot element. Scary, huh?
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