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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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(as Felix Enriquez Alcalá)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Goofs

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 »

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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Long Way Around
Written by Steven Seagal and David Pomeranz
Produced by Steven Seagal and Richie Sambora
Performed by Richie Sambora
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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i enjoyed it
27 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

unlike most of seagal's earlier films with almost too much action,fire down below takes its time to weave another true to life tale of the abuse done to our earth by corporate americia. folks,this kind of stuff goes on everyday and it's films like these sneak a message into you without beating you over the head with it.those who are expecting plenty of guns and bodies flying all over the place every 5 seconds will be disappointed,but those who have a better view of the movie genre can enjoy this film better.


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