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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 »
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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 »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Early in the film in the barn fight scene when Taggert places the automatic at the eye of the bearded guy it is not cocked the hammer is down, in the next shot it is cocked with the hammer back and in the last shot before he removes it, it is not cocked and the hammer is down again. 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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Connections

References Duel (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Start A Fire (If You Can't Put It Out)
Written by Kostas and Dean Folkvord
Performed by David Ball
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Better than I anticipated.
5 August 1998 | by NimboSee 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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