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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.

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

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Official Sites:

GFT Entertainment

Country:

Canada | Hong Kong | UK

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

30 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fenevad gyomrában See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Upon reading the scrip, Steven Seagal was concerned that his character did nlt attract the attention of more women. See more »

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When the two armed gunmen are coming up the stairs in the first scene to kill Steven Seagal, in one shot they are both carrying pistols. In the next, one clearly has a submachine gun which he wasn't carrying earlier. See more »

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Bar Thug: Are you calling me a junior?
Jake Hopper: You look like a junior.
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Seagal should get in shape
19 July 2005 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

Even though Steven Seagal has made movies who are much worse than this, this is still far from being his best work. I wonder if the whole movie was made just for self-ironical reasons (remember, Seagal fortunately has a lot of self-irony). The main problem is that Seagal is too fat too be a real action-star right now. Some of the fights in this movie still are pretty cool, but there are just something that isn't there. Maybe it's because some of the fights are so overdone so that everyone know that it isn't Mr.Seagal doing most of it anyway? The worst part about the fighting is the roundhouse kicks. Even though they're rather cool, they're as far from the typical Seagal fighting style that it's possible to be. And you never see Steven's face when these are performed..........................

The story is standard, but that's totally OK. No one cares too much about that anyway in a movie like this. This is in fact one of Seagal's best movies after "Exit Wounds". That doesn't mean that this one is any good, because some of the others are pure garbage.


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