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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

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Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Director:

Geoff Murphy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Casey Ryback
Eric Bogosian ... Travis Dane
Everett McGill ... Marcus Penn
Katherine Heigl ... Sarah Ryback
Morris Chestnut ... Bobby Zachs
Peter Greene ... Mercenary #1
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Mercenary #2
Scott Sowers Scott Sowers ... Mercenary #3
Afifi Alaouie Afifi Alaouie ... Female Mercenary (as Afifi)
Andy Romano ... Admiral Bates
Brenda Bakke ... Captain Linda Gilder
Sandra Taylor ... Kelly, Barmaid
Jonathan Banks ... Scotty, Mercenary
David Gianopoulos ... Captain David Trilling
Royce D. Applegate ... Ryback's Cook
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Storyline

Seal Team Commander Casey Ryback has retired from the Navy since the conclusion of the events in the first movie, and is now a chef at the Mile High Cafe in Denver, Colorado. Ryback is taking his niece Sarah Ryback on vacation, to reconnect and commiserate with her after the death of her parents. They board a train traveling westbound through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to LA. With the help of gun-for-hire Marcus Penn a couple dozen of his mercenaries, ex-CIA brain (and mentally unstable) Travis Dane commandeers the train, takes the passengers and crew hostage, and sets up a mobile control center. He hacks into the CIA database and gains control of a Top-Secret defence satellite he designed during his Agency days that has just been deployed. Funded by various foreign interests, he stands to make 1 billion dollars for using the space weapon to blow up the Eastern seaboard by targeting a nuclear reactor housed beneath the Pentagon. Dane taunts the Joint Chiefs in the Pentagon ... Written by Angus Brewer

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Five million tons of hijacked metal. One billion dollars of satellite weaponry. One American city is targeted for nuclear destruction and only one hero stands in the way. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Not screened for critics in the UK (where it was heavily cut by the BBFC). Despite this several publications fabricated reviews and faked a low rating as was the typical snobbery regarding action films at the time. See more »

Goofs

When they take over the train, Ryback beats up one of the mercenaries, either killing him or knocking him unconscious, and throws him from the train. Another mercenary says over the radio they have a casualty. Despite this nobody seems concerned or suspicious about what happened to this mercenary, and sensed there may be someone aboard the train trying to thwart their plans. However, the car is full of cooks. The assumption of the mercs was that one or all of them overpowered him then threw him out. When they shot up the car they found plenty of dead bodies and assumed they were the culprits since that's who they found. They had no reason to assume there was anyone else involved. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gen. Cooper: Tom, thanks for coming.
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Alternate Versions

The US Region 1 DVD, amongst others, restores the violence/knife play missing from the UK edition, but some of the footage is still missing due to MPAA interference; Ryback stabbing one eyed terrorist in neck while blood pours out, and longer and more brutal final fight between Ryback and Penn, at one point Ryback pushes Penn onto hot cooker which is why he has a large mark on his face after falling down the stairs. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Train Fights (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

AFTER THE TRAIN HAS GONE
Written and Produced by Steven Seagal and Todd Smallwood
Performed by Gregg Allman, Abraham McDonald, Todd Smallwood, Pepper Mashay (as Jean McClain) and Steven Seagal
Gregg Allman appears courtesy of 550 Music
Background vocals by Erica Bell and Tory Baker from the Hamilton High Gospel Choir - Fred Martin,
choir master
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'Nobody beats me in the kitchen!"
26 November 2003 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

Steven Seagal reprises his role as a one time SEAL team captain, a counter-terrorist expert who had to rely only on his personal skills in order to survive, and protect the hostages... He happens to be on the Grand Continental passenger train traveling from Denver to L.A... Seagal joins the only family he has, a 'cute kid' named Sarah (Katherine Heigl) after her parents died in a plane crash...

Seagal has an electrifying screen presence... Seeing him in action is similar to appreciating modern art...

The train is hijacked by a team of 'ugly men' with guns... Their chief, Travis Dane (Eric Bogosian), is a high-tech mastermind, who fakes his own death in order to gain control of a top-secret nuclear satellite... For this crazy technical genius, technology can be used for beauty or debasement, and 'until you plug it in, you just can't tell.'

Dane's henchman Penn (Everett McGill) is a soldier of fortune freak, whose relationship with his boss resurfaced during Desert Storm...

Morris Chestnut's focus is on humor and breath-taking sequences...

Geoff Murphy's film is incredibly entertaining, combining action, martial arts, and dark sense of humor...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory See more »

Filming Locations:

Eagle Rock Mine, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,624,402, 16 July 1995

Gross USA:

$50,024,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,324,083
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (16-rated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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