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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)




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In the original box-office smash Under Siege, action hero Steven Seagal played Casey Ryback, a U.S. Navy SEAL who saved the world from nuclear destruction by outsmarting and killing off terrorists who had commandeered a submarine. In this sequel, Seagal's Ryback character does the same sort of thing aboard a train. Ryback now has retired from the Navy and is taking his niece Sarah (Katherine Heigl) on a vacation. They board a train traveling through the Rocky Mountains. Criminal mastermind Travis Dane (Eric Bogosian) is using the train as a control center in his effort to kidnap a top-secret government outer space super-weapon. Dane built the weapon but then was fired by the government before it was deployed. He has hooked up with shadowy Middle Eastern terrorists who have offered him $1 billion to use the satellite to blow up the Eastern seaboard by targeting a secret nuclear reactor underneath the Pentagon. Dane shows the Pentagon that he's got control of the weapon by blowing up a Chinese chemical plant. Officials can't stop him because they can't locate his headquarters. As long as the train keeps moving, his location can't be fixed. Ryback learns of the plot and enlists a porter named Bobby (Morris Chestnut) to help him in his battle.more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Hatem, Matt Reeves
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 16, 1997
Warner Home Video


Steven Seagal
as Casey Ryback
Eric Bogosian
as Travis Dane
Katherine Heigl
as Sarah Ryback
Morris Chestnut
as Bobby Zachs
Peter Greene
as Merc No. 1
Scott Sowers
as Merc No. 3
as Female Merc
Andy Romano
as Adm. Bates
David Gianopoulos
as David Trilling
Dennis Stewart
as Holy-Merc
Royce D. Applegate
as Ryback's Cook
Julius R. Nasso
as Hostage #3
Nick Mancuso
as Breaker
Kurtwood Smith
as General Stanley Coop...
Dale Dye
as Col. Darza
Todd O. Russell
as Ryback's Driver
Don Blakely
as Cook No. 2
James Clark
as Train Consultant
Stan Garner
as Train Consultant
Silan Smith
as Friendly Faced Engin...
Chad Dowdell
as Porter (uncredited)
Rick Wiles
as Conductor
Jim Dirker
as Helicopter Pilot
Warren Tabata
as Bartender
Ginger Lewis
as Lady Hostage
Phyllis Davis
as Hostage No. 2
Julius Nasso
as Hostage No. 3
James V. Caciola
as Hostage No. 4
Greg Collins
as Huey Pilot
Ken Vieira
as Helicopter Pilot
Wren T. Brown
as Captain No. 1
D.C. Douglas
as Technician No. 1
Thom Adcox
as Technician No. 2
Al Sapienza
as Captain No. 2
Jennifer Starr
as ATAC Assistant No. 2
Ping Wu
as SYSOS Officer
Royce D. Appelgate
as Ryback's Cook
Jim Clark
as Train Consultant
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Critic Reviews for Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (9)

A well-paced, dumb, fun movie.

Full Review… | October 24, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

A forgettable sequel to Seagal's best movie.

October 10, 2005
Fantastica Daily

This was just pathetic.

March 18, 2005
Blunt Review

Formula Seagal, no surprises

October 19, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Good set-up, well-shot, but Seagal never allows any villain to be much of a challenge for his character, which saps the tension.

August 20, 2004
New Times

Pardon me while I yawn.

Full Review… | August 7, 2004

Audience Reviews for Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Sequel to Under Siege with Steven Seagal reprising his role as Casey Ryback moves the plot from a battleship to a train. With this second feature in the franchise, director Geoff Murphy wastes no time to jump right into the action. This film is pretty good for a Seagal vehicle and it should definitely appeal to action buffs. Like the first film, the strength of the film lies in a great villain. Acted by Eric Bogosian who plays a computer genius that highjack's a train and seeks to use a weapon's satellite for his own sinister means. His on-screen presence is wonderful and he provides Seagal with a great challenge in terms of a foe. If you're looking for a fun popcorn flick, then this is a must see film to watch. I enjoyed the sheer mindless fun of it all, and though not perfect, Under Siege 2 should appeal to fans of the first. There's nothing original here, but this is entertainment and it most definitely will thrill and suffice your action needs. While the first had Playboy Playmate Erika Elreniak as Seagal's sidekick, this one strips away the pitiful eye candy, and adds a bit more seriousness to the film's plot despite at times being a bit tongue in cheek. This is one of those rare sequels that is just as good as the original, and I find this one to be a bit underrated and it overcomes it flaws by being a fun, thrilling ride. This film isn't as bad as what everyone says, so if you're in the mood for mindless popcorn action, give this one a shot. At times cheesy, but with added menace, this is a very good sequel to the original Under Siege.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


A weak excuse for a sequel, on from Seagal's best, but we can forget this movie, can't we?

Scott Green

Super Reviewer

Geoff Murphy's directing credits may not look all that impressive, but Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is a pretty good action thriller.This movie does serve as a sequel to Under Siege, but the story stands alone and this makes this picture completely watchable without having seen the first.A bunch of terrorists want money, so they hijack a train and setup some fancy equipment to cause mass destruction around the globe. Luckily, Casey F****** Ryback is here to save the day.Most of this 90+ minute film takes place on a train and it does serve as a nice setting for a hostage rescue situation. The action is a plenty and this is all that is expected with the usual shootings, beatings, explosions, and a decent knife fight near the end.Steven Seagal is Steven Seagal. Katherine Heigl is beautiful. Morris Chestnut is partially entertaining and partially annoying. As for the villains, they are the stars of the show. Eric Bogosian is a delight to watch as the clever Travis Dane and Everett McGill makes a good foe for Steven Seagal.There is nothing out of the ordinary with Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, but it is an entertaining film for those that want to see Seagal whooping some butt. "Chance favors the prepared mind."

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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