History Film / OnDeadlyGround

2nd Nov '16 3:51:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrokenAesop: The film is supposed to have a GreenAesop, yet FridgeLogic says that destroying an oil rig would cause far more environmental damage than simply letting it run.
** Also, it portrays the oil company as exploiting the natives. But it also says they have a contract... generally, those contracts include paying out dividends to the original owners of the mineral rights. It should however, be pointed out that the rig was in fact constructed wholly of faulty parts. letting the rig come online would've resulted in a catastrophic oil spill of a greater magnitude than the one the film starts with. In this instance, destroying the rig WAS the lesser of two evils, even if the special circumstance is set up in as unrealistic and weaselly a manner as possible.

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* BrokenAesop: The film is supposed to have a GreenAesop, yet FridgeLogic says that destroying an oil rig would cause far more environmental damage than simply letting it run.
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run. Also, it portrays the oil company as exploiting the natives. But it also says they have a contract... generally, those contracts include paying out dividends to the original owners of the mineral rights. It should however, be pointed out that the rig was in fact constructed wholly of faulty parts. letting the rig come online would've resulted in a catastrophic oil spill of a greater magnitude than the one the film starts with. In this instance, destroying the rig WAS the lesser of two evils, even if the special circumstance is set up in as unrealistic and weaselly a manner as possible.
2nd Nov '16 3:50:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Steven Seagal's role, Forrest Taft.
23rd Oct '16 4:53:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BarBrawl: Forrest starts one when some rednecks bully an Native American.



%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michael Jennings, the Aegis CEO.

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%%* * CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michael Jennings, the Aegis CEO.
23rd Oct '16 4:53:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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17th Oct '16 6:01:20 PM Mdumas43073
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%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jennings.

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%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jennings.Michael Jennings, the Aegis CEO.



** Jennings may have lived had he not told Forest he didn't have the guts to finish him.

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** Jennings may have lived had he not told Forest Forrest he didn't have the guts to finish him.
17th Oct '16 5:58:55 PM Mdumas43073
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This 1994 action movie is in all likelihood the most [[BrokenAesop environmentally destructive]] film with a GreenAesop ever.

Creator/StevenSeagal, who also directed and co-produced (it was his first film after ''Film/UnderSiege''), is Forrest Taft. In the beginning of the film, he is working as a contractor for Aegis Energy, putting out an oil rig fire in Alaska. With large explosives. Hugh Palmer who is in charge of running the rig is blaming the oil company (Aegis), saying they supplied faulty protectors. Forrest scoffs at this at the time as he blows up the burning rig, but notes that they ''were'' faulty protectors--only, of course, he blew up that evidence.

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This 1994 action movie is in all likelihood the most [[BrokenAesop environmentally destructive]] film with a GreenAesop ever.

ever. Creator/StevenSeagal, who also directed and co-produced (it was his first film after ''Film/UnderSiege''), is stars as Forrest Taft. Also in the cast are Creator/MichaelCaine, John Chen, John C. [=McGinley=], Creator/RLeeErmey, and Creator/BillyBobThornton.

In the beginning of the film, he Taft is working as a contractor for Aegis Energy, putting out an oil rig fire in Alaska. With large explosives. Hugh Palmer (Richard Hamilton), who is in charge of running the rig rig, is blaming the oil company (Aegis), company, saying they supplied faulty protectors. Forrest scoffs at this at the time as he blows up the burning rig, but notes that they ''were'' faulty protectors--only, of course, he blew up that evidence.
17th Oct '16 5:54:11 PM Mdumas43073
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The most [[BrokenAesop environmentally destructive]] film with a GreenAesop ever.

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The This 1994 action movie is in all likelihood the most [[BrokenAesop environmentally destructive]] film with a GreenAesop ever.
23rd Jan '16 12:16:02 PM nombretomado
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StevenSeagal, who also directed and co-produced (it was his first film after ''Film/UnderSiege''), is Forrest Taft. In the beginning of the film, he is working as a contractor for Aegis Energy, putting out an oil rig fire in Alaska. With large explosives. Hugh Palmer who is in charge of running the rig is blaming the oil company (Aegis), saying they supplied faulty protectors. Forrest scoffs at this at the time as he blows up the burning rig, but notes that they ''were'' faulty protectors--only, of course, he blew up that evidence.

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StevenSeagal, Creator/StevenSeagal, who also directed and co-produced (it was his first film after ''Film/UnderSiege''), is Forrest Taft. In the beginning of the film, he is working as a contractor for Aegis Energy, putting out an oil rig fire in Alaska. With large explosives. Hugh Palmer who is in charge of running the rig is blaming the oil company (Aegis), saying they supplied faulty protectors. Forrest scoffs at this at the time as he blows up the burning rig, but notes that they ''were'' faulty protectors--only, of course, he blew up that evidence.
15th Jan '16 2:15:35 PM Anddrix
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* GroinAttack: Including one where the target rather redundantly yells "MY NUTS!", as though [[ViewersAreMorons the audience couldn't tell that was where he was kicked]].

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* GroinAttack: Including one where the target rather redundantly yells "MY NUTS!", as though [[ViewersAreMorons the audience couldn't tell that was where he was kicked]].kicked.
16th Sep '15 9:16:21 PM Cindylover1969
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%%* NonActionBigBad: Jennings

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%%* NonActionBigBad: JenningsJennings.
* OhCrap: Liles' last words (in the cruder, better-known phrasing) before her [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere escape attempt]] [[StuffBlowingUp goes remarkably awry]].
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