After the abduction by the US military of an Islamic religious leader, New York City becomes the target of escalating terrorist attacks. Anthony Hubbard, the head of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Task Force in New York, teams up with CIA operative Elise Kraft to hunt down the terrorist cells responsible for the attacks. As the bombings continue, the US government responds by declaring martial law, sending US troops, led by Gen. Devereaux, into the streets of New York City.Written by
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During the period when this movie was being filmed (including in various locations around New York City), Donna Hanover (who played the District Attorney) was married to Rudolph Giuliani, the then-mayor of New York City. See more »
In the meeting at Capitol Hill, among General Devereaux's medal ribbons is a Silver Star with a V on it. The V ribbon device may be used on certain medals to denote valor or combat service, it should not be on a Silver Star because that medal is only awarded for valor in combat. See more »
First You Cry
Written by Buddy Flett and David Egan
Performed by Little Buster And The Soul Brothers
Courtesy of Rounder Records
by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more »
The Siege raised questions that we should have been asking before the tragedy of 9/11.
I seem to remember that this film was looked down upon by the Arab Americans. I don't understand that considering the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and some of the perpetrators who were eventually apprehended. My husband and I found The Siege frighteningly entertaining. Once more Denzel Washington gave a tour-de-force performance. The rest of the cast was excellent. The script was prophetic. The writer understood what might happen if the war on terror resided in New York City. Where is Lawrence Wright now?
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