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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
Warner Bros. wanted to make sure that Fire Down Below has the same fast pace and short running time like all the other Steven Seagal films he made for them in the previous years, so just like they did with all of those films, they heavily re-edited the movie and deleted lot of the plot and character scenes. But they also removed several big action sequences on which much of the $60 million budget was spent on.
These include opening action sequence involving Taggart and his partner Frank, who originally had lot more scenes but those were removed and entire original opening of the film was re-edited into few minutes long opening montage in the final cut of the film. Other deleted action sequences include really big and complicated chase scene which took place at night in woods and hills and it involved police cars chasing tanker truck full of toxic waste which eventually crashes into a train on the river bridge. Scene where Taggart kills second corrupt FBI agent by burning him alive in gas station explosion was also cut out and changed so that in the film he leaves him alive. Trailers for the film show many parts of deleted and alternate scenes including deleted action sequences. See more »
When the driver of the semi is ramming the pickup, every time he hits the breaks the semi speeds up and you can hear the engine rev up. See more »
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.
I appreciate the friendship. Means a lot to me.
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I can appreciate the sentiments of those who didn't like this film, but I did, a lot. Seagal looks very sleek and I thought the romance between him and Marge Helgenberger worked. The action wasn't over-the-top, but I thought it fit the plot.
As for the plot, sure, it's predictable. But most Hollywood movies are anyway. At least this one tries to say something constructive. I thought the scene in the church halfway through, where Seagal makes a speech to the congregation, worked very well and was the emotional center of the film. Most Hollywood movies don't touch social issues with a ten-foot pole. I give this one some credit for trying to do so.
All things considered I'd recommend this one. Thankfully it isn't shot in New York or LA. It has its limitations but I think on the whole the film works.
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