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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.


Félix Enríquez Alcalá (as Felix Enriquez Alcalá)


Jeb Stuart (story), Jeb Stuart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jack Taggert
Marg Helgenberger ... Sarah Kellogg
Stephen Lang ... Earl
Brad Hunt ... Orin, Jr.
Kris Kristofferson ... Orin, Sr.
Harry Dean Stanton ... Cotton
Levon Helm ... Rev. Goodall
Mark Collie ... Hatch
Alex Harvey ... Sims
Ed Bruce Ed Bruce ... Lloyd
Amelia Neighbors Amelia Neighbors ... Edie
Richard Masur ... Pratt
Michael Krawic ... 2nd FBI Agent
Clay Jeter ... Walter
Yvonne Pollard Yvonne Pollard ... Mother


After F.B.I. agent Jack Taggart looses his best friend to the hands of a corrupt toxic dump coverup, he decides to visit the town and find out what he can about the coverup. In the process he is met by unfriendly town folk who are being paid to keep the dumping secret. With the help of an old man and a young woman, he takes on the corporate head of the toxic dumping with a vengeance. Written by Steven Dretzke <stevend@unicomp.net>

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One Man. One Secret. One Chance in Hell. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Félix Enríquez Alcalá's feature film directorial debut. See more »


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 »


[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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Written by Steven Seagal, Alex Harvey and Levon Helm
Produced by Steven Seagal and Alex Harvey
Performed by Alex Harvey
Courtesy of Clearwater Beach Records
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This was Segal last decent movie.
10 April 2012 | by slimshady5623See all my reviews

This film is different compared to Segals other films,it hardly has any action and they seem to be focused on the plot more, rather than the action.The plot of the movie is Steven segal plays a E.P.A. agent undercover as a maintenance man to investigate a corrupt company that has been dumping toxic waste in Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Most of the villains in this movie are country singers,Randy Travis has a cameo appearance.Segal falls in love with a woman everyone in the town dislikes named Sarah Kellog (Marge Hellenberger)because she was falsely accused of murdering her father when she was a child, it was actually her creepy brother Earl(Stephen Lang). This movie has a lot of humor and nice scenery of Kentucky.I would love to live in the south.

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Release Date:

5 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,073,094, 7 September 1997

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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