Fire Down Below (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fire Down Below (1997)



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Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as a handyman working with a Christian relief agency -- to find out what happened. Taggart discovers that Orin Hanner (Kris Kristofferson), a powerful local businessman, has been illegally dumping toxic waste which has been leading to serious health problems among children in the area; it seems that the murdered agent knew too much and was killed to keep him quiet, a scenario the unscrupulous Hanner would be all too willing to repeat. Taggart becomes involved with Sarah Kellogg (Marg Helgenberger), a woman whose father also died under circumstances that trace back to Hanner. Harry Dean Stanton co-stars as Cotton, former member of The Band Levon Helm plays a preacher, and country music stars Travis Tritt and Randy Travis appear as themselves.more
Rating: R (for violence and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Jeb Stuart, Philip Morton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2001
Warner Home Video


Steven Seagal
as Jack Taggart
Marg Helgenberger
as Sarah Kellogg
Stephen Lang
as Earl Kellogg
Kris Kristofferson
as Orin Hanner
Levon Helm
as Reverend Goodall
Ed Bruce
as Sheriff Lloyd
Brad Hunt
as Orin Hanner Jr.
Randy Travis
as Ken Adams
James Mathers
as Marshall Adams
Melodie Past
as Store Clerk
Travis Tritt
as Himself
Patsy Lynn
as Patsy Hamill
Peggy Lynn
as Betsy Hamill
Marty Stuart
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Fire Down Below

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10)

As a movie, it's a piece of drivel.

January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Seagal barely works up a sweat... He certainly doesn't work up any drama.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

One big self-distraction and nothing that vaguely resembles a real film.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

By-the-book stuff, but that's what's expected whenever the name 'Steven Seagal' tops the marquee.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

There are movies that you know can't be any good, so they'd better be great. Fire Down Below ... achieves that grand level of absurdity.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fire Down Below

Is there a single worthwhile Seagal movie out there?

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

If you can't stand country music like me, then you'll enjoy watching Seagal total wannabe fighters like Mark Collie. Unfortunately, Seagal tries to blend music and action and neither one works, much like the rest of this movie, despite it's above-average cast. I liked watching Seagal blow off half of Randy Travis' head, but that was the highlight of the film for me. Not a great movie.

Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer


Steven Seagal goes after some nasty corporate types who are covertly dumping toxic waste in Kentucky's Appalachian hills while the locals suffer at their hands. It's the old save-the-ranch cowboy B-movie for mula with extra kicks.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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