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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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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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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

In an earlier draft of the screenplay, it is revealed that Earl Kellogg is the man responsible for the death of the two EPA agents at the start of the film. See more »

Goofs

Sarah is working her bee hives in a protective veil and gloves. These are to help prevent the bees from entering the clothing at the sleeves. Sarah is wearing a dress the bees could easily fly under and accidentally sting her when she moved. She should had worn slacks and had clips or bands at the ankle to prevent the bees from entering her clothes 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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Stormhouse
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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One of Seagal's best action films
24 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good. It is a lot better than Steven Seagal's more recent films, like Exit Wounds and Half Past Dead. I do not know why it had such a low user-rating, for it is excellent. Seagal plays EPA agent Jack Taggart, who moves to a small southern town to investigate allegations that a major business figure (Kristofferson) is dumping tons of toxic waste into a supposedly safe area. Seagal faces much hostility while he is there from Kristofferson's thugs, but he meets and falls in love with a young woman who was falsely accused of murdering her father. The murder was really done by her brother, who ends up in a dangerous confrontation with Seagal. This movie had expert action scenes and great filming of a southern/midwestern town. Kris Kristofferson had a very good role and he played it very well. This is probably Steven Seagal's best movie and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys action films. SEE THIS FILM. Feel free to email me with any questions or comments.


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