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Fire Down Below (1997)

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Going undercover in rural Kentucky, an environmental agent tries to prove the dumping of toxic waste in the local coal mines by ruthless industrialists.

Director:

Félix Enríquez Alcalá (as Felix Enriquez Alcalá)

Writers:

Jeb Stuart (story), Jeb Stuart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jack Taggart
Marg Helgenberger ... Sarah Kellogg
Stephen Lang ... Earl Kellogg
Brad Hunt ... Orin Hanner Jr.
Kris Kristofferson ... Orin Hanner Sr.
Harry Dean Stanton ... Cotton Harry
Levon Helm ... Reverend Bob Goodall
Mark Collie ... Hatch
Alex Harvey Alex Harvey ... Sims
Ed Bruce Ed Bruce ... Sheriff Lloyd
Amelia Neighbors Amelia Neighbors ... Edie Carr
Richard Masur ... Phil Pratt
Michael Krawic ... FBI Agent #2
Clay Jeter ... Walter Carr
Yvonne Pollard Yvonne Pollard ... Mrs. Carr
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Storyline

Environmental protection agent Jack Taggart is fighting big business types led by Orin Hanner who are dumping toxic waste somewhere in the Kentucky hills region. They also killed his fellow agent and are killing the nature of the region. Written by Anonymous

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Beneath a land of wealth and beauty hides a secret that could kill millions. Undercover has never run so deep. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerte sous la Terre See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,073,094, 7 September 1997

Gross USA:

$16,228,448

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,000,000, 9 November 1997
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Willis turned down the lead role. See more »

Goofs

At one point when Jack is being chased by the coal truck, his own truck slides sideways and stops. Jack gets his truck back into gear and speeds off revealing on the left of the frame that the coal truck is being projected on a screen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Elkins: I'm going to Kentucky to check on a case. When I'm back, we're gonna go hunting. Do some fishing. We'll get away from all this stuff.
Jack Taggert: I appreciate the friendship. Means a lot to me.
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Soundtracks

Fire Down Below
Written by Steven Seagal and Mark Collie
Produced by Randy Scruggs
Co-Produced by Steven Seagal
Performed by Mark Collie
Courtesy of Pioneer Music Group, Inc.
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7 September 2003 | by triple8See all my reviews

First, I have to say I can't really write a review of this movie because I started viewing it late when alot of it was over and missed a great deal. But I was reading over the reviews and noticed alot of people didn't seem to like this. From what I saw of it I liked it and though I maybe in the minority here I thought it was interesting and plan on watching it from start to finish.

I must say I am not a real big Steven Seagel fan, I've seen little of his work and his movies do have a reputation for being extremly action oriented and violent. Since I'm not a fan of these types of movies, I have not gone out of my way to see his work.

What I liked about this film was there was a solid plot, even though I came in late I was able to grasp(something) of what was going on, I thought the acting was good, the violence was less then I imagined it would be(of coarse who knows what occured that I MISSED!!), I like Marg Helgenburger, and lastly being a big fan of atmosphere and good photography in movies, the vivid country scenes really caught my eye, they were very picturesque and I liked the country feel and mood to those scenes. Now it's possible that the whole first part of the movie was awful and I just happened to catch the good stuff. But I do know that the movie snagged my interest and made me want to see it from beginning to end.


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