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Fire Down Below (1997)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Taggart
... Sarah Kellogg
... Earl Kellogg
... Orin Hanner Jr.
... Orin Hanner Sr.
... Cotton Harry
... Reverend Bob Goodall
... Hatch
Alex Harvey ... Sims
Ed Bruce ... Sheriff Lloyd
Amelia Neighbors ... Edie Carr
... Phil Pratt
... FBI Agent #2
... Walter Carr
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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One Man. One Secret. One Chance in Hell. See more »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros.

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Release Date:

5 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte sous la Terre  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the trailers for the movie show several deleted scenes, these include; In-depth view of Frank Elkins' investigation and murder (in the movie his scenes are included only in opening flashback montage), Cotton complimenting Jack and Sarah at the dance, shot of Jack in a black t-shirt turning around and pulling gun at somebody, Sarah pointing a shotgun at someone or something, gas station explosion, deleted car chase. Many other scenes were also deleted. Although it's well known that other films that Steven Seagal made with Warner Bros were also severely cut down and edited in post productions by either Seagal or studio for various reasons (Hard To Kill, Out For Justice, Glimmer Man), it's not known why was Fire Down Below edited down to the point that entire action sequences were removed or cut down, although pacing issues and studio's insistence on shorter running time are believed to be the reasons for that. See more »

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After getting off the plane and driving into town, the camera car is visible in the windows of the houses. 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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Mojo Hand
Written by Morris Levy, Lightnin Hopkins and Clarence Lewis
Performed by Lightnin Hopkins
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Better than I anticipated.
5 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by "Fire Down Below". I am sure that locals played a large part in this film shot in Eastern Kentucky. It was well done and Seagal did just what he had to do in an action film.

The scenery was magnificent. The acting up to par. The special effects were much better than average.

And ugly men can appeal to young women. Marg Helgenberger certainly is a beautiful young woman. And as an actress she gave an adequate performance and I am sure will continue to improve.

I enjoyed the film.


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