I can appreciate the sentiments of those who didn't like this film, but I did, a lot. Seagal looks very sleek and I thought the romance between him and Marge Helgenberger worked. The action wasn't over-the-top, but I thought it fit the plot.
As for the plot, sure, Fire Down Below - Various - Trinidad Hit Calypsoes Of The Season (Vinyl, it's predictable. But most Hollywood movies are anyway. At least this one tries to say something constructive. I thought the scene in the church halfway through, where Seagal makes a speech to the congregation, worked very well and was the emotional center of the film.
Most Hollywood movies don't touch social issues with a ten-foot pole. I give this one some credit for trying to do so. Fire Down Below - Various - Trinidad Hit Calypsoes Of The Season (Vinyl things considered I'd recommend this one. Thankfully it isn't shot in New York or LA. It has its limitations but I think on the whole the film works. The movie was in deed a good idea,People only care about money and there gain being finacial or political for the damages they are doing to our home earth.
I think Mr. Segal was an excellent actor in this movie,I enjoy his sincerity in all of his movies. People need to see past him as a sex symbol. He is much more sofisticated in many ways and has alot of true knowledge. Lets face facts,this is also a realitiy which people do not see happening. Segal I hope with inspiration will continue to do movies like Fire down below,I am not an activist only 1 person who tries to see past the movie and Fire Down Below - Various - Trinidad Hit Calypsoes Of The Season (Vinyl honestly see the big picture.
Keep it up Steven you have my vote, Sincerly Melissa. AliasPseudonym 26 March This film can be looked at in one of two ways: 1. Sober, or in the unfortunate position of having paid money to watch it. This is indisputably one of the worst films the 90s ever produced and it had plenty of competition. The acting is beyond wooden, the plot is laughable, and it's no wonder LP) was nominated for 4 Razzies. Very drunk, with equally drunk friends. This is quite possibly the best film in the world.
Seagal can do anything - play guitar, fly a plane, save the world, build a porch - but all you will be able to do is stare in fixated disbelief at his hair. Is it real? How does he make it blacker than the monolith? Is that a ponytail, or a real tail?
Do they form some kind of symbiotic crime-fighting partnership that gifts Steven his amazing powers? Overall, 2 stars for making "you can fix my porch" one of my favourite movie euphemisms of all time. Just a few comments triple8 7 September First, I have to say I can't really write a review of this movie because I started viewing it late when alot of it was over and missed a great deal.
But I was reading over the reviews and noticed alot of people didn't seem to like this. From what I saw of it I liked it and though I maybe in the minority here I thought it was interesting and plan on watching it from start to finish. I must say I am not a real big Steven Seagel fan, I've seen little of his work and his movies do have a reputation for being extremly action oriented and violent.
Since I'm not a fan of these types of movies, I have not gone out of my way to see his work. What I liked about this film was there was a solid plot, even though I came in late I was able to grasp something of what was going on, I thought the acting was good, the violence was less then I imagined it would be of coarse who knows what occured that I MISSED!!
Now it's possible that the whole first part of the movie was awful and I just happened to catch the good stuff. But I do know that the movie snagged my interest and made me want to see it from beginning to end.
One of my favorites cgrimes 2 June It is interesting how a previous comment on LP) movie was unflattering. In my opinion, this was one of his best. True, it's not as good as Out For Justice or either Under Siege flicks, but I still liked the action and the storyline. The fight scenes were great too let's be careful to compare any Seagal fight scene to the great pool room scene from Out For Justice.
I didn't think the country music was that bad good grief, it was set in Kentucky. What else do you expect??? I'm a country music lover, so I am biased. Overall, it's worth the purchase price, and a fine addition to your collection. Brian 10 January I was never a fan of Steven Seagal until I saw this movie. I rented Fire Down Below because I saw a preview for it on another video and it looked hilariously awful; something that I could have a good laugh at.
Well, I wasn't completely right; I did get the unintentional howlers like I expected, but I also got likable characters and performances, and a rated 'R' movie without so MUCH profanity. Recommended for fans of fast action, sweet romance and laughs both purposefully and not ; Enjoy. Movie Nuttball 27 May This is a unique Steven Seagal movie. It is different than his earlier films. It has good acting and the fighting scenes while not as graphic as in other Seagal films are very good.
I like the story and the country side of the movie. If you like Steven Seagal watch this entertaining fighting film!
Not only was this movie terrible, as most all Steven Segal movies have been but Warner Brothers came to Eastern Kentucky to film this movie and they left town without paying several people who worked as carpenters and forgot to pay their bills and local hardware and electrical stores.
While they were in town I was able to meet Steven Segal, he actually friendly. The one positive thing that I will say about this film is that Warner Brothers and Steven Segal did do several charitable things while in town. One example is that one of the little girls who was an extra in the movies home burned to the ground while they were in town filming this movie.
Steven Segal heard about it and sent her about Barbie Dolls and Warner Brothers helped the family get into a temporary home. In conclusion the movie was bad but most of the people I met on the production staff and the few actors that I met were very nice people. Wittmanntodd 6 May Yes, I am a Seagal fan. Yet, this was my first exposure to Marg Helgenberger. Marg brings an innocence to the screen, yet not in a bimbo blond sort of way. She is smart, stand-off-ish, with not so quite hidden vulnerabilities.
The attraction to her is total Seagal's chemistry with her works unlike the relationship with LeBrock in "Hard to Kill". The story is consistent with the Seagal mystique. The environmental issues were not overdone as they were done in "On Deadly Ground". The romance had a good feeling to it, which was unusual for Seagal. Truly a good Seagal movie to watch with a woman who has a preconceived notion that she would hate any movie with Steven Seagal.
Kris Kristofferson who wants to keep his waste dumping a secret Director Alcala does OK but the story really drags, badly. I really can't think of another either duller or slower Seagal action flick. The few fights that are here are pretty cool since Seagal made this before he piled on the pounds, that pony tail still looks gay though as does the stupid looking multi coloured coat he wears in this.
The violence levels are low for a Seagal film, there's no gratuitous nudity either. Excuse me, Lord Steven no less! Who on Earth gave him these rather lofty sounding nicknames? Movie 11 November It is the complete worst, most horribly presented, badly written movie to come down the pike in years.
The film's writers produce the it with about as much smarts as a box of shredded wheat. The fight scenes are dual and the special effects are unsatisfying--all of which will be covered in my review, dedicated to keeping this movie out of your home. Lets start at the first act, which is presented through brief flashbacks, coming from God knows who and spoken expressions as the opening credits role by. The character explains that there is something happening in a little country village where villains are dumping toxic waste in the sunrise while the pedestrians watch patiently as their environment polluted.
There's a cop assigned to investigate undercover in order to find a witness who will testify against the corporate animals in charge of these dastardly events. The undercover cop is, of course, played by Steven Seagal, who can't, nor could he ever, act. His character is named what other than Jack, and he is everything that the plot requires of him. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery.
Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. Going undercover in rural Kentucky, an environmental agent tries to prove the dumping of toxic waste in the local coal mines by ruthless industrialists. Added to Watchlist. From metacritic. New on Prime Video in August. Steven Seagal. Steven Seagal Films. Use the HTML LP). You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Steven Seagal Jack Taggert Marg Helgenberger Sarah Kellogg Stephen Lang Earl Brad Hunt Orin, Jr.
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