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Belly of the Beast (2003)

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An ex-CIA agent's quest to find his kidnapped daughter leads him on a trail of political intrigue, corruption, danger and betrayal; he will stop at nothing to save her.

Director:

Siu-Tung Ching (as Ching Siu Tung)

Writer:

James Townsend
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Jake Hopper
Byron Mann ... Sunti
Monica Lo ... Lulu
Tom Wu ... General Jantapan
Sara Malakul Lane ... Jessica Hopper (as Sarah Malukul Lane)
Patrick Robinson Patrick Robinson ... Leon Washington
Vincent Riotta ... Fitch McQuaid
Norman Veeratum Norman Veeratum ... Suthep
Elidh MacQueen ... Sara Winthorpe
Siu Tung Chan Siu Tung Chan ... Kong (as Chau Siu Tung)
Kevork Malikyan ... Fernand Zadir
Pongpat Wachirabunjong Pongpat Wachirabunjong ... Mongkol (as Pongpat Wachirabanjong)
Alastair Vardy ... Security Guard #1
Andy Adam Andy Adam ... Security Guard #2
Shahkrit Yamnarm ... Brice (as Shahkritt Yamnarm)
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Storyline

Ten years ago, Jake Hopper was a CIA agent who was stationed in Thailand. Then one day, things went sour, and his partner, Sunti barely escaped with his life...after accidentally killing a woman. Jake called it quits and returned to the United States when his wife died, and Sunti became a Buddhist monk to atone for his sins. For the past 10 years, Jake has run a successful private security business, and has been raising his daughter Jessica, who is now an adult. While hiking in Thailand, Jessica and her friend Sarah Winthorpe are kidnapped. A group of Islamic fundamentalists known as the Abu Karaf claims responsibility. Sarah is the daughter of United States senator John Winthorpe. For ransom, the Abu Karaf demand the release of 20 prisoners from American custody. The US Secretary of State urges restraint -- he won't negotiate. Tom Collins, an ex-colleague of Jake's, recognizes Jessica on the ransom tape and tips Jake off. Jake knows that he must rescue the girls himself. An old CIA ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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A Father's Rage Knows No Limit

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Action

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Steven Seagal got his first palm pilot during filming and kept showing it off to costars. He was so proud of it, until he dropped it during shooting and it broke on his foot. That is why his feet hurt. See more »

Goofs

The Thai have as strong touch-taboo - that's why they use the "wai" as a greeting instead of shaking hands or similar. Our Hero would know this, expert as he is in matters Thai, so he would not have touched the monk's hands after speaking with him. See more »

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Jake Hopper: I liked you a lot better as a bitch.
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In Loving Memory of our friend Trevor Murray See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: On Deadly Ground (2009) See more »

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Bah Bau
Performed by: Silly Fools
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Wait, this is supposed to be good?
5 December 2006 | by reverendtomSee all my reviews

First things first, I love the classic Seagal movies. I own every one on DVD from Above the Law to Exit Wounds. Since then, Seagal hasn't made one good film. I couldn't believe that his output had gotten so bad, so I was researching his stv output on IMDb and trying to see which one was the best of the trash pile. Lots of hardcore Seagal fans seemed to like this one, so I rented it. What a forgettable mess. There are little glimmers of hope here and there, but overall this is garbage. If this is good compared to his other films of the past four years, he's really in trouble. The only other STV Seagal films I've seen are "The Patriot": not bad but boring, and "The Foreigner": terrible. Steven, what's up man? Instead of making 10 bad movies a year, make one good one. And, I'm sorry man, but lose some weight, too.


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Canada | Hong Kong | UK

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

30 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belly of the Beast See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$254,988
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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