Fire Down Below
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Steven Seagal, Harry Dean Stanton
Directed by: Felix Enriquez Alcala
Produced by: Seagal/Nasso Productions
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
|B B B|
|Review by Xibo
||Date seen: September 6, 1997|
|Viewing Location: Secaucus
|Summary: The Antitoxic Avenger, cardcarrying member of the ACLU!|
|Steven Seagal returns as yet another bleeding heart liberal who happens to
be extremely skilled in martial arts. Here, he plays an EPA detective
investigating a backwards hillbilly town in eastern Kentucky. The evil
owner of a local coal mine is dropping tons of toxic waste into an abandoned
mine, which of course threatens the local water table. Seagal comes into
town, befriends the locals, roots out the evildoers, and gets in lots of
fights. However, he just doesn't seem to have the intensity of the past
several films he's done; maybe it's because this role is just too absurd.
Thus, I put the blame more on the story than on the actors. Still, it's
pretty enjoyable, as long as you can exercise willing suspension of disbelief. |
"I should put quotes here."